This field is in demand at the local, state, and national levels and is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). This provides graduates with the opportunity to work within the laboratory in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, doctor offices, reference laboratories, industries etc.
Kathleen P. Hoyne, M.S., MT (AMT) graduated in 1983 with an Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology, in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science and in 2005 with a Master’s Degree, all from Mount Aloysius College. She worked as a Medical Technologist for 27 years before she came to Mount Aloysius College to work with the Health Studies Division in 2006. She became the Program Director for the Medical Laboratory Technician Program in 2007.
She feels like her career path has come full circle – from being a student here to now teaching others to love this profession as much as she does.
Cathy Crawford started at Mount Aloysius in the spring of 2008 as an adjunct instructor for the MLT program in DuBoisShe is now the primary faculty member for the MLT program in DuBois and serve as the Clinical Instructor for students in the DuBois area. She enjoys her position at Mount Aloysius because it allows her to share her clinical knowledge with the students while preparing them for a rewarding career in laboratory medicine.
"The MLT program is a challenging but fun experience that fully prepares you for a great career in the medical field. The instructors are well trained in their respective fields, and are more than willing to help you reach even your highest goals. I enjoy learning about the vast intricate workings of the human body and how each component changes based on disease or altered state of the body, and doing so with a hands-on approach to the subject matter. The subject matter is always changing, so if a person is looking for a fast-paced, engaging career path, I highly suggest the MLT program."
-Jason Gochnaur, Class of 2012
Medical Laboratory Technician is a health career that provides important diagnostic information to physicians with limited direct patient contact. They have a strong desire to help others and enjoy learning about medicine and medical practices. MLT's assist members of the health-care team in caring for patients by analyzing clinical specimens using instruments such as microscopes, computers and complex laboratory equipment.
Within six months of graduation, 90% of Mount Aloysius College Medical Laboratory Technician Program graduates have either found employment in the medical laboratory field or are continuing their education.
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