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Medical Lab Technology, Phlebotomy & Medical Lab Assisting

Information Session

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.

If you are a Pre-Health student with questions about program requirements or you need academic advising, visit Advising & Counseling.

Phone: 703.822.6557, Medical Education Campus, Room 239


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

Medical Laboratory Technicians perform essential laboratory testing that is critical to the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Modern medicine could not be practiced without the tests performed by MLT professionals. Did you know that laboratory tests make up 70% of the verifiable reportable data in a patient's medical record?

MLT 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 

Phlebotomists 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, a phlebotomy technician must create an atmosphere of trust and confidence with patients while drawing blood specimens in a skillful, safe and reliable manner.

Student Success Statistics

 MLT AAS Program 2018 2019 2020
Retention Rate
(students starting 2nd year who graduate)
100% 94% 86%
ASCP Certification Pass Rate
(students passing crendentialing exam within one year of graduation)
100% 100% 100%
Employment Rate
(students employed who are actively seeking employment)
100% 100% 100%

Helpful Resources

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

Diagnostic Detectives
Reference: ASCLS-Michigan

About Clinical Pathology: Phlebotomy, Clinical Laboratory Science and Beyond the Lab
Reference: ASCLS-Michigan

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