Medical Laboratory Technician

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program prepares its graduates to work in the medical laboratory performing diagnostic tests to help physicians detect, diagnose, and treat disease. Students must have a strong background in chemistry, biology, and math. Technicians must learn to work with microscopes, computers, and instruments on body fluids, tissues, and cells. Technicians are employed in hospital laboratories, clinics, doctors’ offices, blood banks, and research and commercial laboratories.

The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, NAACLS, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Ill. 60018, (773) 714-8880.

The following are the MLT Program's 3-year averages of outcome measures for years 2019 - 2021:

  • Program graduates that pass Board of Certification exam - 100%
  • Students entering their 2nd year in the program that graduate - 100%
  • Program graduates placement rate - 100%

students looking at tubes filled with fluid


Frequently Asked Questions

Official Program Description in the College Catalog

Clinical Affiliates

Delgado's phlebotomy program affiliated with the following institutions:

  • Chabert Medical Center – Houma 
  • University Medical Center of New Orleans – New Orleans 
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation – Metairie, Kenner, north shore, west bank 
  • St. Bernard Parish Hospital - Chalmette  
  • Children’s Hospital – New Orleans 
  • New Orleans East Hospital – New Orleans  
  • St. Tammany Parish Hospital – Covington  
  • West Jefferson Medical Center – Marrero 
  • The Blood Center – New Orleans 
  • Touro Infirmary – New Orleans
  • Tulane – New Orleans