More than 10 billion diagnostic laboratory tests are performed in the United States each year, carried out by competent, highly trained Medical Laboratory Technology program graduates. Medical Laboratory Technicians are a critical part of any health care team, serving as the "detective'' to turn clues into useful diagnostic statements. Medical Laboratory Technicians may work in several areas of the clinical laboratory, or just specialize in one field.
MLTs perform a wide variety of laboratory tests which aid the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Medical laboratory technicians provide compatible blood components for transfusion, perform chemical analysis of blood and body fluids, classify blood cells, and identify microorganisms. They work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, clinics, industry, research, and independent laboratories.
More than 319,000 individuals were involved in providing more than 10 billion diagnostic tests in 2006 in the U.S.; National industry growth is excellent expecting to be 14 percent through 2016; Ohio expects 10.8 percent job growth through the year 2016.
The College's Medical Laboratory Program teaches students how to collect and process specimens, perform basic analytical tests, and more.
Additionally, students in this program complete a field "clinical'' experience (40 hours per week for 10 weeks) in a laboratory setting to link MTC's hands-on curriculum to actual workplace demands.
To see what graduates of this training will be ready to do click here.
Essential Program Requirements-Technical Standards
In order to meet the program competencies, an applicant to the MLT program must demonstrate certain characteristics. Click here for a list of Essential Requirements-Technical Standards to apply to MLT.
Medical Laboratory Technology students participate in a supervised clinical field experience to transfer classroom and laboratory learning to the work setting providing students with experience. Click here for a list of Clinical Affiliates.
MTC's Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences [NAACLS, 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5519, 773-714-8880, www.naacls.org].
Medical Laboratory Technology Certification Information:
Medical Laboratory Technology graduates are eligible to sit for the certification exam offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP, 33 West Monroe, suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60603, 312-541-4999, www.ascp.org). The credential awarded upon successful completion of the exam is MLT (ASCP).
To apply for acceptance into the Medical Laboratory Technology Program, you must complete specific program application requirements. Click here for requirements.
Articulation and Advanced Training:
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To get started in this Medical Sciences Program, contact the MTC Office of Admissions for an appointment, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 740-389-4636, extension 334.