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How to Become a Medical Technician in Kansas


How to Becoming a Medical Tech in Kansas

Although the two major national certifiers require similar educational backgrounds of their technician applicants, and the passing of a board exam (either at the state or national level), their requirements are a bit different.
Kansas Medical lab techs seeking certification through the ASCP can choose from several specific avenues:

  • Earning a two-year A.S. or A.A.S degree in medical technology from an accredited program.
  • 60 credits (without earning the degree) from a college program that includes both chemistry and biology, and successful completion of an approved MLT program during the last 5 years.
  • 60 credits from a college program that includes chemistry and biology coursework, and the ASCP’s CLA certification (no longer offered).
  • 60 credits from a college program including chemistry and biology classes, and graduation from a fifty-week medical laboratory military training program.
  • 60 credits from a college program that includes chemistry and biology, plus 3 years of laboratory experience with direct supervision over the past 10 years in the following areas:
    • banking blood
    • microbiology
    • immunology
    • hematology
    • clinical microscopy

Kansas Med techs interested in AMT certification have several options as well:

  • Can graduate from one of the 2-year online or campus based Kansas medical technician schools with coursework in laboratory technology, laboratory science, or a something comparable.
  • Complete 60 credits from accredited 2-year academic program, with 6 months of verifiable laboratory experience.
  • Complete a medical laboratory program through an accredited institution that is sanctioned by the Dept. of Education.
  • Finish a fifty-week training course in laboratory procedures through the military that can be transferred to a college program that offers a degree in medical lab science.

NOTE: The first four options require taking the board exam offered by the AMT for med tech certification.

  • Enter Kansas with existing certification through examination in medical specialty areas that the Board of Directors for AMT considers to be up to their standards for certification.
  • Meet AMT requirements for certification with a license from a state other than Kansas that requires passing a board exam.
Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Medical Technicians in Wichita, Overland Park and Kansas City, Kansas may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Wesley Medical Center, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, and Saint Francis Health Center.

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