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Medical Lab Technology / Phlebotomy Program

The first step to beginning health career training at NOVA/MEC is to attend a mandatory Information Session.

Please note that the online information sessions contain program information for the current academic year only.


Prospective MLT students for Fall 2015: There are new application requirements for the MLT Program. Please refer to MLT Pre-Admission Test Information for details. The new application period is March 15 to July 15, 2015.

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The Fall 2015 Phlebotomy program is filled. The application period for Spring 2016 will begin on September 1, 2015. Fall 2015 applicants will be notified of their admission status on or after May 1.

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Important Note: Pre-Health students who have questions regarding program requirements, admission, transcript evaluation or students who need academic advising are encouraged to visit the MEC Student Services Center in room 202. Students may also register for a MEC Exchange Virtual Advising Workshop.

Phone: 703.822.6648, Medical Education Campus, Room 239


About the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) and Phlebotomy (PBT) Programs

Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) perform essential laboratory testing that is critical to the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease. In fact, modern medicine could not be practiced without the tests performed by these laboratory professionals. Did you know that laboratory tests make up 70% of the verifiable reportable data in a patients’ medical record? MLT’s perform tests on blood and body fluids in the areas of hematology, chemistry, blood banking, microbiology, serology and urinalysis using microscopes, chemicals, computers and sophisticated automated equipment. In a medical laboratory, a team of highly skilled pathologists, technologists, technicians and phlebotomists works together to determine the presence, extent or absence of disease and help evaluate effectiveness of treatment. The Medical Laboratory Technology AAS degree program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Phone: 847.939.3597
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Phlebotomists (PBT’s) work directly with patients. The laboratory depends on the phlebotomy technician to collect quality samples from the patient to produce quality laboratory results. To do this, the phlebotomy technician must create an atmosphere of trust and confidence with patients while drawing blood specimens in a skillful, safe and reliable manner.

Helpful Resources

American Society For Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Career Center
ASCP Career Center is an online resource for those interested in learning more about career opportunities in clinical laboratory science.

Career Video Clips
These video clips are supported by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Michigan Department of Community Health, Bureau of Laboratories through cooperative agreement U90/CCU517018;Frances Pouch-Downes, DrPH, Laboratory Director and John Dyke, PhD, Program Advisor, Michigan Laboratory Systems. The website is maintained by Michigan State University. Click here to launch Diagnostic Detectives 2003.

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