Medical Laboratory Technician

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Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technician in Cooperation with DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC) with classes in DuBois, PA

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Offered as: Associate

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The Division of Health Studies at Mount Aloysius College offers an Associate Degree track in Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) in cooperation with the DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC). The program prepares graduates for entry into the medical laboratory profession.

The student-focused curriculum provides emphasis n liberal arts and includes courses in general and medical laboratory sciences and a structured clinical practicum.

The Medical Laboratory Technician performs routine laboratory analyses which aid the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Graduates may find employment in hospital laboratories, physician’s offices, private/reference laboratories, pharmaceutical companies or industrial laboratories.

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

Highlights of the Program

Program Highlights:

  • Full-time, two year program of study.
  • Solid foundation in the liberal arts as well as in MLT.
  • Combination of video conference, classroom-based instruction and online courses.
  • Conveniently offered at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
  • Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce or further college work.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  •  An application with a $30 application fee.
  •  Official high school transcript or GED diploma.
  •  Applicants will need a high school level Chemistry course with a “C” or better completed within the last five years.
  •  Official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, if applicable.
  •  Three letters of recommendation.
  •  Registration for the Accuplacer Exam, if applicable.
  •  SAT or ACT college board scores. The ACT is offered monthly at Mount Aloysius College.

Applicants who have taken the SAT are required to have a minimum score of 1000 using the combined scores of critical reading and math only.  If an applicant falls below the 1000 combined score he/she will be required to take the Accuplacer exam.  Students who have not taken the SAT, will be required to take the Accuplacer exam.

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 60018Phone: (773) 714-8880

Fax: (773) 714-8886

Website: www.naacls.org