Medical Laboratory Technology

Detecting Today's Medical Mysteries

Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) perform tests that help diagnose and treat diseases, detect medical mysteries like HIV/AIDS and recently helped track the trail of the recent Anthrax strain back to its source.

Trained MLTs look for clues in tests to determine the absence, presence, extent and cause of disease.

Med Lab Techs are in high demand.  Most graduates have employment waiting for them, some with sign-on bonuses.

If you enjoy:

  • independent, detailed work
  • looking at clues to solve problems
  • the medical and science field
  • challenging work
  • producing quality results

then the DMACC Medical Laboratory Technology Program could be the profession for you. Look through this site to find out more about the Med Lab Tech program.

MLT Student Handbook

In order to be successful in the MLT Program, students must be able to demonstrate these essential functions.

MLT Program Outcomes

Graduation Year Enrollment in Final Half of Program Completion

Retention Rate Certification Pass Rate Employment Rate Furthering Education
​2016 ​16 FT; 6 PT ​16 ​94% ​100% ​100% ​13%
2017 10 FT; 4 PT 12 92% 100% 100% 0%
2018 19 FT; 5 PT 19 86.4% 100% 94.7%​5%

Medical Laboratory Technology in the News

19 Best Jobs for Community College Graduates (It made #9 on the list!)​

Karen Campbell, MAT, MT(ASCP)

Karen Campbell, MAT, MT(ASCP)

Program Chair; Professor
Ankeny Campus
Building 24, Room 110E
(515) 964-6296

Karen has been an Instructor in and Program Chair of the Medical Laboratory Technician and Phlebotomy Programs since August, 1999.  She has worked in hospital and blood center labs; and, completed a Specialist in Blood Bank training program in Cincinnati, OH.  Karen is active in the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science – Iowa chapter.

Education: BA in Biology – Drake University; MT training – Mercy Medical Center School of Medical Technology; MAT – Drake University.

Primary program interests: Blood Bank, Clinical Microbiology, coordinating Clinical Lab and Phlebotomy rotations

Michelle Erickson, MT(ASCP)

Michelle Erickson, MT(ASCP)

Ankeny Campus
Building 24, Room 110D
(515) 965-6023

​FAX:  515-965-7147

Teresa Hoover, MLT(ASCP)

Teresa Hoover, MLT(ASCP)

Adjunct Faculty, Lab Assistant
Ankeny Campus
Building 24

​FAX:  515-965-7147