Degrees type: Associate

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Medical Laboratory Technicians are part of the health care team who work together with clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. At Mount Aloysius College, you will have the opportunity to learn from professors who bring theory and practical applications to the classroom.  Our small class sizes ensure that you will receive personal attention and considerable hands on experience.

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Program Highlights

  • 95% of graduates are either employed in the field of medical laboratory technology or continuing their education

  • Affordable tuition

  • Associate Degree Available

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Student Voices & Success Stories

  • Deon Natta, Class of 2016: “I left the military three years ago not sure what direction I was going to take.  Now I have a great job in the laboratory of a local hospital and a great sense of accomplishment.”
  • Domonique Oyola, Class of 2016: “The field of Medical Laboratory Technology has helped me grow not only professionally, but as a person.  It has truly made me appreciate life more and knowing I’m in a position of helping people makes me feel so great!”

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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

American Society for Clinical Pathology Medical Laboratory Technician Board of Certification examination pass rate 3 year average 2016, 2017, 2018: 80% (National Average for 2018 80.75%)

3 year average pass rate for 2017, 2018, 2019: 100%

Graduation rate 3 year average 2016, 2017, 2018: 86% (NAACLS Benchmark 70%)

Graduate job placement rate 3 year average 2016, 2017, 2018: 100%

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

  • Penn Highlands DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois, Pa.
  • DLP Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring, Pa.
  • J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, Pa.
  • Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber, Windber, Pa.
  • Penn Highlands Brookville Hospital, Brookville, Pa.
  • Penn Highlands Elk Regional Medical Center, St. Mary’s, Pa.
  • Tyrone Regional Health System, Tyrone, 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.

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Nursing (2+2 Assoc/Bach)
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