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Accreditation Status

The ICMLTE is currently seeking accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Address: 5600 N River Road Suite 720, Rosemont IL 60018
Phone: 733.714.8800
Fax: 773.714.8886

Idaho Consortium of Medical Laboratory Technology Education (ICMLTE) consortium members:
North Idaho College (NIC)
College of Southern Idaho (CSI)
College of Eastern Idaho (CEI)

Mission Statement

The Idaho Consortium of Medical Laboratory Technician Education's (ICMLTE) mission is consistent with the missions of its constituent institutional members and the Idaho Division of Career Technical Education as well as the mission and standards of the American Society of Clincial Laboratory Science and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences:

"The ICMLTE is dedicated to the provision of quality, relevant and affordable health care education specific to the field of medical laboratory technology. The ICMLTE provides rigorous educational experiences designed to achieve entry-level competency in the academic, technical and professional skills needed by this field. In this manner, the ICMLTE endeavors to meet the needs of the individual student and the communities it serves."

The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program prepares graduates to work as medical lab technicians qualified to perform various laboratory procedures, including low-, medium-, and high-complexity testing. The MLT program includes instruction in the laboratory disciples of medical microbiology, hematology and hemostasis, medical chemistry, transfusion medicine, urinalysis and body fluids, and lab operations. Coursework includes online didactic classes, student laboratory and clinical internship experiences.

The state of Idaho offers the MLT program through a consortium of community colleges, namely North Idaho College (NIC), College of Southern Idaho (CSI) and College of Eastern Idaho (CEI). Students can enroll in any of these member institutions and complete the professional component of the MLT AAS degree in a 17-month course of study.

Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for national certification examination testing through the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or American Medical Technologists (AMT). The MLT AAS degree provides pathways to both MLT and Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) certifications. These certifications enhance opportunities for employment in clinical laboratories. 

The Medical Laboratory Technology program is competitive admissions program and has prerequisite course requirements. Prerequisite courses can be accomplished at the ICMLTE member colleges and/or other accredited colleges and universities and are listed on the MLT member-intuition websites: www.nic/mlt,, Up to thirty-six (36) students are admitted to the professional component of the program each fall for a spring semester cohort start date. A maximum of sixteen (16) students will be admitted to North Idaho College (NIC), ten (10) to the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) and ten (10) to the College of Eastern Idaho (CEI).

A minimum grade point average of C/2.0/74% is required for all MLT courses. A minimum grade of C+/2.3/78% is required for all MLT lab practical exams.

Program Goals

Program outcomes meet or exceed the standards for an accredited educational program in medical laboratory technology, providing a means to evaluate program effectiveness and to assist in making program changes when appropriate.

Goal 1 Students will be clinical competent.
  • Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to perform entry-level competencies as a medical lab technician with routine medical laboratory tests in areas such as chemistry, hematology and hemostasis, immunology, blood banking, microbiology, urine and body fluid analysis, phlebotomy and laboratory operations.

 Goal 2 Students will have appropriate critical decision skills.

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge in all types of laboratory testing (simple to complex) and will recognize routine and non-routine issues in pre-analytical, post-analytical lab processes.

 Goal 3 Students will exhibit professionalism.

  • Students will demonstrate professional and ethical behavior by membership and active participation in laboratory, didactic courses and related professional organizations. Students will model professional conduct by respecting the feelings and needs of others, protecting the confidence of patient information, and not allowing personal concerns and biases to interfere with the welfare of patients. 

 Goal 4 Students will utilize appropriate communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills to ensure accurate, reliable and timely appropriate information transfer. Students will professionally and accurately report laboratory results, adapt communication to their audience and work with all members of the healthcare team.

Program Outcomes

The ICMLTE will not have program outcomes available until after the first class of students has graduated in 2026.

The ICMLTE is a consortium of CEI, CSI and NIC.

The regional NIC MLT program has the following outcomes data:

Pass Rate:
The pass rates for the ASCP MLT national certification exam were 87.5% in 2021, 100% in 2022 and 83% in 2023.
The pass rates for the AMT MLS national certification exam were NA in 2021, NA in 2022 and 100% in 2023.

Completion Rate:
The student completion rates for the final half of the MLT program were 100% in 2021, 100% in 2022 and 100% in 2023.

Employment Rate:
100% of graduates for the year 2021, 100% of graduates for the year 2022 and 87.5% of graduates for thru year 2023 are employed in the field or in a closely related field and/or continued their education within one year of graduation.