Want to be part of an exciting career in healthcare that uses the latest in medical technology? Do you love attention to detail and well-defined job duties? Consider becoming a medical laboratory technician (MLT), a career that's in demand across the nation.
The science of laboratory medicine is an essential link in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of medical diseases and disorders. The MLT associate degree at Mercyhurst North East will prepare you to be an integral part in a health care team, working closely with the medical staff of doctors and nurses to seek quality laboratory results within a relatively short period of time.
The integrated two-year curriculum consists of a balance of liberal studies, science and technical laboratory courses. You will complete a clinical lab externship where you will obtain hands-on learning in a clinical laboratory environment, working and learning under the close supervision and guidance of experienced laboratory professionals.
In addition to Mercyhurst North East's standard requirements for admission, which include a high school diploma, a minimum GPA of 2.0, and either an ACT, SAT or MNE Placement Test score, individuals applying for admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician program are subject the following standards:
Each site will have their own mandatory requirements that each student will be required to fulfill prior to being accepted by the clinical site.
Students must complete the required clearances and annual mandatory education prior to being scheduled for any clinical experience.General:
Students who are unable to meet clinical site requirements will not be able to complete the required course of study for graduation from the Medical Laboratory Technician program
Students in the MLT Program must be of sufficient health in order to meet the criteria of our clinical affiliates. The MLT Department reserves the right to reassess the student’s ability to meet the technical standards at any time during the duration of their training and to act accordingly.
Transferring in from another college? Transfers are welcome in this program, assuming we get a final, official college transcript from each college you have attended. If you still owe another college money, and cannot get a transcript, you will not be permitted to start classes. Ask our Admissions team to get an idea of what credits may transfer in.
If you should have any questions regarding your admission into the program, please contact this program's admissions counselor, Amanda Bramwell, for more information by calling (814) 725-6252 or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The MLT Program curriculum is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). They are located at 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Il. 60018. They can be reached by phone at (773) 714-8880, fax at (773) 714-8886, via email at email@example.com or on the Web www.naacls.org.
The students, upon completion of the Associate Degree requirements from Mercyhurst North East, will meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the Board of Registry examination for the American Society of Clinical Pathology.
The duties of a medical laboratory technician include performing specimen collection, analysis, test resulting and consultation with the medical staff as necessary. These technicians are also responsible for routine maintenance, calibration, quality control, troubleshooting and upkeep of laboratory equipment and documentation. The MLT works under the direction and supervision of Medical Technologists as well as a Medical Director and/or Pathologist, in such sections of the lab as:
You shouldn’t have any trouble finding work after graduation in this field; according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical laboratory professionals is expected to grow 16 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than average for all occupations.
A degree from Mercyhurst North East prepares you for this exciting and dynamic career.
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It is the mission of the Mercyhurst University North East Medical Laboratory Technician program to anticipate the healthcare needs of the Pennsylvania community and surrounding communities and to respond by recruiting and educating a diverse group of quality laboratory professionals, while fostering collaborative relationships that generate new knowledge through innovation, technology, research and education.
Program Vision: The vision of the Mercyhurst University North East Medical Laboratory Technician Program is to enhance the community of healthcare through the quality of our graduates, scholarly activities, collaborative efforts and community interactions.
Program Philosophy: The philosophy of the Mercyhurst University North East Medical Laboratory Technician program is as follows: We believe that as medical laboratory professionals we have a duty to uphold and maintain the dignity and respect of our profession and strive to maintain a reputation of honesty, integrity and reliability. We believe that the knowledge and skills obtained in pursuing an education in the medical laboratory field involves truly learning and perfecting an art that is to be valued and respected. We believe that as educators we have a duty to society to maintain the highest level of competence that is reserved for the professionals in the field.
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