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Medical Laboratory

Certificate Continuing Ed Technical Degree

Laboratory experts work behind the scenes in hematology, chemistry, microbiology, and immunohematology to provide doctors with critical information needed to diagnose, monitor, and treat patients. If you want to work in healthcare making life-saving contributions to patient care, start here with a degree or certificate in medical laboratory technology.

Program at a Glance

Career Opportunities

With a degree or certificate in medical lab technology, you can find a career in:
  • Clinical laboratory science
  • Hospital or clinic laboratories
  • Private laboratories
  • Federal laboratories
  • Medical research
  • Forensics
  • Medical office technology
  • Research assistance

Earning Potential

Clinical Laboratory Technicians: $50,271

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Central Campus


Medical Laboratory Assistant, Occupational Certificate

The Occupational Certificate prepares you for the AAS degree or to advance in your current career. Get hands-on clinical training in this certificate program, which prepares you to collect clinical labs, process specimens, record information, and maintain equipment. With the on-site experience you’ll gain in this program, you’ll be ready for a career in a number of medical settings.
Length 6 Months
If you're studying part-time, you can complete the 16 credits for this certificate in two terms.

Medical Laboratory Technology, AAS

Technical Degree
The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares you for an entry-level career. Medical lab technicians drive medical innovation while maintaining minimal contact with patients. In this degree program, you’ll learn the foundations of hematology, chemistry, blood banking, and microbiology that can help you launch a rewarding career in medical lab technology.
Length 2 Years
You can complete the 60 credits for this full-time program in four terms, including a summer term.

Phlebotomy, Course

Continuing Ed
Advance your career with this continuing and professional development course.In this course, you’ll develop a wide range of experience with vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin punctures—and so much more. Learn the technical, ethical, and professional skills you need to boost your phlebotomy career.
Length 3 Months


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After San Jacinto College

You’ll be prepared to work in a number of clinical settings, including hospitals, veterinary labs, departments of health services, bio-hazardous waste companies, and more.

Accreditation Information

The San Jacinto College Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. 

5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5119
773.714.8886 (fax)

Moving Medicine—and Life—Forward

For Dr. Niti Vyas, a degree in medical lab technology from San Jac was just the first step on an enriching journey in medicine.
Niti Vyas
Seventy percent of medical decisions … [are] made by your medical lab results. We help doctors with patient diagnosis through blood tests and urine collections.”
Dr. Niti Vyas
Associate of Applied Sciences, Medical Lab Technology, 2013
Niti left everything behind to pursue a new life—and her ambitions paid off. In 2020, she became one of the first 10 graduates to earn a Doctorate of Clinical Laboratory Sciences from the University of Texas.

Have Questions?

Contact us today for more information on a degree or certificate program in medical lab technology.
Lindsey Johnson
Prog Dir/CLC, Medical Lab Tech
(281) 478-2730
Bertha Rodriguez
Sr Administrative Assistant
(281) 478-3612