Depending on factors that include program length and whether the program is on campus or partially online, the typical course fees to become a lab technician can vary from $34 to over $600 and any other additional fees, as noted by Alexandria Technical & Community College. Course fees and tuition costs vary at different schools.
Folsom Lake College, which is a public community college in California, offers an associate of science degree program for medical lab technicians. The program requires the completion of up to 37 units, as noted by Folsom Lake College. The college enrollment fee for the medical lab technician program is $46/unit. In addition to the enrollment fees, some applicable course fees can include $100 for scrubs, up to $135 for drug testing and background check, a CPR course that may be between $50 and $100, and a fit test from $25 to $85. Students must also pay for books and other class-related supplies.
At Alexandria Technical & Community College in Minnesota, tuition and course fees vary depending on if the student takes the course on campus or online. This community college offers a medical laboratory technician program that is two years long and requires the completion of 72 credits. For students taking courses on campus, cost per credit is about $180, books are over $1470, the course fee is $34, and some other associated fees are nearly $200. In the second year, the course fee is $650, the tuition per credit is the same and books costs can be over $500. Students taking online classes may have to pay over $205 per credit, but the course fees and other expenses remain the same as for on-campus students.