Medical Lab Technology

Medical Lab Technology (AS)

MLT students looking over notes and into a microscope


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Prepare for Immediate Employment!

USF’s two-year Medical Laboratory Technician program at USF Crown Point is perfect for those looking to:

  • Step into a professional healthcare position
  • Advance in a healthcare setting, or
  • Prepare for future study in the field (bachelor’s and graduate level)

Our strong foundational curriculum, combined with expert teaching and hands-on clinical experience will set you up for success!

The Ultimate Professional Prep

I was hired by Alverno Lab before I graduated. It was great to have a job lined up right away. I credit the University: They set me up to do my immunology and microbiology rotations at Alverno with a great preceptor, who served as a reference.

Deborah Grandys ’17
Medical Laboratory Technician
PCL Alverno

Our curriculum will give you a strong science and healthcare background, along with direct laboratory experience. You will be prepared to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology certification exam — and to launch your laboratory career!

  • Year 1: All students enter as Pre-MLT majors and complete their general education and basic science courses.
  • Year 2: Students start developing their clinical skills in our on-campus lab before moving into the field for clinical rotations (spring and summer).

Academic Plan

An academic plan is a general blueprint showing how one might complete the degree, semester by semester.

Career Outlook & Success


Employment rate for USF Med Tech Lab graduates


Expected job growth for Medical Laboratory Technicians by 2026 - faster than average


Median pay for medical and clinical laboratory technicians (per U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Direct Clinical Experience

We get you into the field! Unlike most MLT programs, we guarantee great clinical experiences.

  • PCL Alverno
  • Franciscan Health Crown Point
  • Franciscan health Michigan City
  • Franciscan Health Olympia Fields
  • Franciscan Health Dyer
  • Franciscan Health Munster
  • Franciscan Health Lafayette Central
  • Franciscan Health Crawfordsville
  • Franciscan Health Rensselear

I work as a lab assistant and heard about this program as a way to advance my career. I love what it teaches: not just how to work in a lab, but how to be an important part of patient care by doing lab work that helps analyze, diagnose, and treat the patient.

Stephanie Moreno ’18
Medical Laboratory Technician

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Program Director

Julie Gardner, MS, MBA, MLS(ASCP)SM
219-488-8888 ext. 5445