Medical Laboratory Technician

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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.

Degree Details

Offered as: Associate

Associate Degrees
  • Medical Laboratory Technician

Program Description Program Courses

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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.

95% of Mount Aloysius College Medical Laboratory Technician program graduates are either employed in the field of medical laboratory science or continuing their education.

Clinical Sites

Students will complete their clinical education at one of the following clinical affiliates:

DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois, PA
Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring, PA
J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, PA
Windber Medical Center, Windber, PA
Brookville Hospital, Brookville, PA
Punxsutawney Area Hospital, Punxsutawney, PA
Elk Regional Medical Center, St. Mary’s, PA

Essential Functions Policy

Medical Laboratory Technician Program Essential Functions Policy

The practice of Medical Laboratory Technology requires that a person have certain essential technical abilities and skills in order to effectively perform the necessary competencies required of Medical Laboratory Technicians.  The following is a list of essential functions that applicants for admission and continuing students must possess:

  • Gross and Fine Motor Skills: The ability to use hand(s) with coordination and the ability to maneuver small objects with fingertips.
  • Physical Mobility: The ability to move in and around the laboratory; the ability to maneuver in patient care areas for the purpose of performing the phlebotomy procedure and any other required procedures
  • Physical Strength and Endurance: The ability to stand and sit for extended periods of time; the ability to lift and handle laboratory equipment and supplies
  • Visual Acuity: The ability to read procedures, computer screens and labels; the ability to distinguish colors, distinguish clear from cloudy, and the ability to see objects through a microscope
  • Auditory: The ability to hear information and instructions communicated verbally
  • Communication: The ability to receive and convey information by way of reading, writing and speaking in the English language.
  • Adaptability: The ability to accurately and safely perform assigned tasks under stressful conditions

Accreditation

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is fully accredited by:

NAACLS: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (773) 714-8880
Fax: (773) 714-8886
Website: www.naacls.org


Student Success Profile

"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

Meet the Medical Laboratory Technician Department!

Kathy Hoyne
Clinical Coordinator Health Studies Division/ Coordinator, Medical Laboratory Technician Program