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.
Offered as: Associate
- Medical Laboratory Technician
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
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
The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is fully accredited by:
NAACLS: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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Rosemont, IL 60018
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