This program is only being offered to students with transfer credits who can complete the program by May 2021. All students are being reviewed on an individual basis.
Degrees type: Associate
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.
95% of graduates are either employed in the field of medical laboratory technology or continuing their education
Associate Degree Available
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!”
Upon graduation, Mount Aloysius College Medical Laboratory Technician graduates have found success in job placement. Professional employers of our graduates include:
- UPMC Altoona
- J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital
- Duke Lifepoint Nason Hospital
- Duke Lifepoint Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
- Duke Lifepoint Miners Medical Center
- Penn Highlands DuBois Regional Medical Center
- Penn Highlands Elk Regional Medical Center
- Penn Highlands Brookville Hospital
- Punxsutawney Hospital
- Geisinger Lewistown Hospital
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.
- UPMC Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.
- The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.
- Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford, Pa.
- Calais Regional Hospital, Calais, Maine
- Abbott Laboratories
- MLT 102 – Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology 2 Credits
- MLT 103 – Basic Medical Laboratory Procedures 2 Lecture / 2 Lab / 3 Credits
- MLT 202 – Hematology/Coagulation 3 Credits
- MLT 210 – Clinical Chemistry I and Urinalysis 3 Lecture / 2 Lab / 4 Credits
- MLT 211 – Clinical Chemistry II 3 Lecture / 2 Lab / 4 Credits
- MLT 212 – Immunohematology/Immunology 3 Credits
- MLT 215 – Clinical Microbiology 3 Credits
- MLT 220 – Medical Technology Skills Laboratory 2 Lab / 1 Credit
- MLT 290 – Clinical Practicum 12 Credits
- MLT 291 – Medical Laboratory Technician Seminar 1 Credit
The demand for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians is expected to rise 18% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 28,000 jobs.*
The average median wage for an Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians in the state of Pennsylvania is $42,060.*
Upon completion of the Associate Degree Medical Laboratory Technician Program, graduates will:
- have a solid grounding in liberal arts that incorporates the general sciences including human biology, chemistry and microbiology;
- have an in-depth knowledge of the clinical responsibilities of a medical laboratory technician to include: medical ethics, effective communication, infection control, safety, specimen collection, specimen processing, diagnostic testing and basic patient care;
- have a working knowledge of laboratory testing and equipment operations to include: test kits, automatic analyzers, microscopes, autoclave, centrifuge, point of care testing analyzers and spectrophotometer;
- be able to perform invasive and non-invasive specimen collection procedures and perform laboratory analysis that provides patient diagnostic and treatment information to clinicians;
- develop a commitment to life-long learning and the pursuit of personal and professional growth through participation in educational and professional activities; and
- be able to successfully pass the Board of Registry certification examination given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and secure an entry level position as a Medical Laboratory Technician.
A New Look for Science
Pierce Hall has new labs and a new look, and students are loving it.
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.
Faculty & Staff
Eleanor Black, MT (ASCP)
Instructor, Hematology / Coagulation
Barbara Eli, MT (ASCP)
Instructor, Chemistry / Urinalysis
Administrative Coordinator for Health Sciences and Educational Partnerships
Alexandra Goddisart, MBA, MT (ASCP)
Instructor, Immunohematology / Immunology
Kathleen P. Hoyne, MS, MT (AMT)
Clinical Coordinator Health Studies Division/ Coordinator, Medical Laboratory Technician Program