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Medical Lab Technician

With a completion time of approximately four quarters, our Medical Lab Technician degree is a fast way to get started on a great career.

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Our next program info session for Medical Lab Technician is May 25 at 3 p.m. in Building 21, Room 222 . Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!

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How Much It Costs

For program costs, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.

How Long It Takes

4 quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Graduates may find employment as Medical Lab Technicians. In Washington, median pay for medical lab technicians is $57,600 per year.

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What You'll Learn

  • How to interpret laboratory test results to common diseases or clinical conditions of the patient.
  • How to perform routine clinical laboratory tests without supervision after appropriate training.
  • How to recognize critically abnormal laboratory test results and make decisions based on pre-determined protocol.

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Stories About Our Medical Lab Technician Program

Congratulations to CPTC’s Newest Tenured Faculty, Dana Guinn

The Clover Park Technical College Board of Trustees awarded tenure to Medical Laboratory Technician instructor Dana Guinn on Jan. 20.

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Learning Across Cultures

CPTC welcomed 38 students from Osaka Jikei College for a three-day study tour May 19-21.

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Medical Lab Tech Students Meet and Greet

Medical Lab Technician students meet with clinical site representatives at annual meet and greet event.

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Degrees & Certificates

Medical Lab Technician Degree

Type: AAT Degree

Approx. # of Quarters: 4

Admission Dates: Spring quarter

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Meet the Instructors

Dana Guinn, an instructor at Clover Park Technical College near Tacoma
Dana Guinn
Dana graduated from the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at CPTC. She has a B.S. in biology from PLU along with an MBA from Kaplan University. She has worked as a medical laboratory technician at several hospitals and has also worked at Comprehensive Toxicology Services.
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