Program Overview

  • Location
  • Tuition
    $9,170 - $9,563
  • Program Length
    2 years
  • Learning Environment
  • Financial Aid
    FAFSA Eligible
  • Certification Type
    Associate of Science

Program Description

The Medical Laboratory Technician program prepares students to perform laboratory procedures and operate equipment in various clinical laboratory settings. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination for Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), meeting the requirements for state licensure and enabling them to work as MLTs in the State of Hawaiʻi. The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Degrees & Certificates

The Medical Laboratory Technician program at Kapiʻolani Community College offers an Associate of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technician, which requires 70-73 credits. Based on the tuition rate of $131 per credit, the total tuition cost for the Medical Laboratory Technician program ranges from $9,170 to $9,563.


Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Technician program can pursue careers as Certified Medical Laboratory Technicians or Clinical Laboratory Technicians. These professionals play a crucial role in conducting laboratory tests, analyzing samples, and providing accurate and reliable results to aid in medical diagnoses and treatment plans. They may work in hospitals, clinics, research laboratories, or other healthcare settings, contributing to the delivery of quality patient care.

Learn more about Kapiʻolani Community College’s Medical Laboratory Technician program