Explore our Hands-on Medical Laboratory Technician Program!
“I have spent 12 years as a phlebotomist and knew I needed to advance my education to go further in life. I tried online classes and they weren’t for me at all. I ended up enrolling in the Medical Laboratory Technician program at IBMC College in Colorado Springs. I take classes just 4 days a week, and it is definitely worth the drive from Denver. I am learning so much! I especially love our lab classrooms and putting what I learn into practice with all the hands-on experiences. My instructors are really amazing too! I am now just over 12-months into my program and have been offered a full-time position with Kaiser Permanente after I graduate. It has been a life-long dream to work there. I am so excited to be earning my degree and know that my kids and family will be so proud of me. In fact, I will be the first in my family to graduate college. I am living proof that you can do anything you set your mind to. You just have to make the decision and move forward.” – Sarah Y.
Are you detail oriented, organized and motivated to start a new career? This program could be a great fit for you!
At IBMC College in Colorado Springs, we can prepare you to become a Medical Laboratory Technician in 23 months!* Choose from day or evening classes — whichever works best with your schedule.
Our program offers hands-on training from qualified instructors, who can provide the support and guidance you need to develop your skills as a medical lab technician. Classrooms are maintained like working medical laboratories with appropriate medical equipment and an emphasis on safety, OSHA standards, universal precautions, and personal protective equipment. Take a virtual tour of the Colorado Springs campus to see the laboratories you’ll be learning in!
Upon graduation, you should be able to:
- Conduct chemical analyses of body fluids, such as blood or urine, using a microscope or automated analyzer to detect abnormalities or diseases
- Conduct blood tests for transfusion purposes and perform blood counts
- Examine cells stained with dye to locate abnormalities
- Analyze and record test data to issue reports that use charts, graphs or narratives
- Consult with a pathologist to determine a final diagnosis when abnormal cells are found
- Inoculate broths or other bacteriological media with organisms
- Collect, prepare, store and transport samples
Details About Program
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Upon completion of this program, graduates will have entry-level knowledge in conversion systems, molar calculations, temperature conversions and algebraic equations, along with a base knowledge of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry.
Tests will be performed on various bodily fluids, including urine, synovial fluid, cerebrospinal fluid and blood. These testing procedures will be practiced, results interpreted to ensure norms are understood, and abnormal results can be identified and explained. Safety, OSHA standards, universal precautions and personal protective equipment will also be taught and practiced in the classroom laboratory.
For more information, download the course outline and program description: [pdf]
Students who graduate from our program will receive an Associate of Occupational Studies degree and are eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology certification examination.
After passing the exam and earning your Medical Laboratory Technician Certification, you’ll be prepared for professional roles on a healthcare team.
With training from our program, you can pursue medical laboratory technician roles with:
- Health laboratories
- Blood banks
- Research labs
- Private medical practices
Read more at: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.*
*These are national statistics and not geographically assigned, for more information see IBMC’s Career Services Department.
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For more information about our Medical Laboratory Technician career, fill out the form above or contact the Colorado Springs campus today!