MLT Program

Fletcher with Ochsner and LCMC Healthcare Systems

Fletcher partnering with Ochsner and LCMC Healthcare systems


Schriever, LA – The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) awards Fletcher Technical Community College, Ochsner Healthcare System, and LCMC Health $66,200 to develop a customized and comprehensive workforce training program for career advancement focused on incumbent workers and community career seekers. This program is titled MLT (Medical Laboratory Technician) Ready. The intent of this program is to provide the education and training needed to propel individuals up the Laboratory career ladder into a high-demand occupation. The Associate of Applied Science Degree will focus on intense online, hybrid and internships to assure students have the knowledge base to obtain the degree and advance as a MLT.  Students will be required to meet admission requirements of which is completion of 16 hours of General Education courses.  The students admitted to the MLT program will progress through a rigorous curriculum of components necessary to meet the demands and knowledge base of a successful MLT.  The program is one year in length from admission into the program to completion.  Once students successfully complete the program they will then be eligible to sit for the National MLT Certification.


For more information about MLT Ready program, please contact Dr. Sonia Clarke, Dean of Nursing & Allied Health,


Ochsner Healthcare System:

At Ochsner, who we are is all about what we do and what we believe. Our Mission, Vision and Values guide our decisions, inspire our actions, and influence our relationships with our patients, colleagues and communities.

Our Mission: We Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.

Our Vision: Ochsner will be a global medical and academic leader who will change and save lives. We will shape the future of healthcare through our integrated health system, fueled by the passion and strength of our diversified team of physicians and employees.

Our Values: Every day we are presented with opportunities to live out our core values as we serve and heal our patients and our communities.


LCMC Health:

LCMC Health is a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit healthcare system serving the needs of the people of Louisiana, the Gulf South and beyond. Our mission is to enhance the health of the communities we serve by delivering high quality healthcare services to all patients through a commitment to clinical excellence, education, technology and research.

Our dedicated workforce connects the heart and mind by living the LCMC shared values of Compassion, Teamwork, Integrity and Respect. As a large health system in Louisiana, LCMC Health is uniquely positioned to adapt to the rapidly changing healthcare environment through its size, scale and leadership.

LCMC Health was founded by Louisiana’s only freestanding children’s hospital, and currently consists of Touro, University Medical Center New Orleans, New Orleans East Hospital and West Jefferson Medical Center. With the opening of University Medical Center, the joining of West Jefferson Medical Center and partnership with Crescent City Surgical Center in 2015, LCMC experienced its most successful year in history. In September 2016, LCMC Health announced a partnership with Premier Health to create a network of urgent care centers in the greater New Orleans area and beyond, expanding access to care for non-life threatening injuries and illnesses.