Medical Laboratory Technician

Professionals to rely on.

The mission of the Medical Laboratory Technician program at Mercyhurst North East is to prepare students to anticipate the healthcare needs of the individuals in the Pennsylvania and surrounding community. Our response is jumping into action to recruit and educate the diverse group of quality laboratory professionals seeking a better future for themselves and their community, while fostering collaborative relationships that generate new knowledge through innovation, technology, research, and education.


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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

According to the American Society for Clinical Pathology, more than 70% of physician’s decisions and diagnoses are based on laboratory results.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Medical laboratory technicians are one of the most in-demand positions in the healthcare industry.

Sample Courses

MLT 160 Clinical Chemistry
An introductory course to the field of Clinical Chemistry, students will study and practice analytical techniques, point of care testing, therapeutic drug monitoring and toxicology.

MLT 220 Clinical Hematology
In this advanced study of hematology, students will explore the structure, function, and maturation of RBCs, WBCs, and platelets.

Experience & Outcomes


Each student is required to complete 400 hours of clinical work at one of the multiple facilities committed to working with the North East program.


Graduates, upon successfully completing their program, are encouraged to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry examination in order to be a certified MLT (ASCP).

Versatile Skills

MLT majors may work in any section of the lab, from Hematology and Coagulation to General Chemistry Immunology, building skills in multiple areas of their field.

Amy Erickson, M.S., MT (ASCP)
Director, Medical Laboratory Technician program
Maria K Wagner, M.T. (ASCP)
Instructor, Medical Laboratory Technician Program