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Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology is a profession that combines the challenges and rewards of both medicine and science. A Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) is concerned with the accurate performance of laboratory tests to determine the absence, presence, extent and cause of disease. Various types of sophisticated, computerized instruments are utilized to analyze blood and body fluids. As a vital member of the healthcare team, he/she provides vital information used to diagnose, treat, and monitor the progress of patients.

For a complete list of technical standards, program required forms, and admission procedures please refer to the Health and Human Service department page.

Program Options

AAS Degree - Medical Laboratory Technology

The Associate in Applied Science major in Medical Laboratory Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for work in hospital laboratories, doctors' offices, minor emergency centers, and industrial labs.

Complete BIO-112 (minimum grade C)
Complete CHM-105
Complete ENG-101
Complete HSS-205
Complete MAT-155
Complete PSY-105
Complete the following courses (minimum grade C): MLT-105, MLT-110, MLT-120, and MLT-125
Complete MLT-242 MLT-251 MLT-252 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete MLT-243 MLT-253 MLT-254 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete COL-101
Complete MLT-101 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete MLT-108 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete MLT-112 (Minimum Grade C)

Prior to entry, students must submit a completed student health form to include the following:

• Physical Assessment

• Proof of two MMR vaccinations AND Rubella titer is required or if no proof of MMR is available

you must have titers for each(Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)

• Varicella (Chicken Pox) titer required

• Proof of Diphtheria-Tetanus Booster (Last booster must have been received within the past

10 years.)

• Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended (Documentation of declination is required if student does not have the vaccine.)

• Proof of 2 step PPD within 3 months prior to entry of program is required

• Physician’s evaluation

 

Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program requires the student to be a high school graduate or equivalent, have a qualifying SAT score of 480 Critical Reading and 540 Math, or ACT scores 21 English and 23 Math. SAT/ACT scores must be no more than 5 years old at the time a student seeks admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program. The student may also have a qualifying score on COMPASS (88 Reading 70 Writing 54 Pre-Algebra) or a 2.5 GPA in the general education courses and elective. The general education elective will also apply as credit toward the Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in General Technology and specialization in Pre-Health Science.

Students whose Reading score is below 88 on the COMPASS placement test or below 46 on the ASSET placement test must successfully complete all required reading coursework in addition to general education courses, electives and COL 101. 

Students must have a minimum MLT program GPA of 2.00 in classes taken at York Technical College that can be applied towards the MLT program.

Students may also qualify by completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited College and documentation of minimum reading requirement.

Prior courses in biology and chemistry are recommended. A non-refundable, nontransferable deposit is also required.

Clinical facilities require drug screens and background checks before allowing students to participate in clinical rotation. Students participating in clinical may be required to have a drug screen at any time during their rotation. Results of background checks and drug screens will be reviewed with designated personnel at the affiliate clinical sites. To be accepted for a clinical placement, all findings must be satisfactory to all participating clinical sites. Students not accepted for clinical rotations will not be able to successfully complete the course or program. Students are required to hold current Healthcare Provider CPR certification before entering clinical rotations.

This program prepares the student to function efficiently and safely in the clinical laboratory setting. It consists of general education courses, specific MLT courses, and clinical rotations in a hospital/clinical laboratory. This diverse learning experience is designed to teach the MLT students technical and theoretical aspects of the clinical laboratory in the healthcare setting. Upon completion of the program, the graduate receives an Associate in Applied Science and is eligible to take The American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification exam.

Medical Laboratory Technology graduates find rewarding careers in such work environments as hospital laboratories, doctors’ offices, outpatient clinics, minor emergency centers, veterinary offices, and industrial labs.

Useful Links:

MLT Program Outcomes
Program Standards for Medical Laboratory Technology (PDF)
Department Page  
Gainful Employment Data

 

AAS Degree-Gen Tech-Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology

Complete ENG-101 (MLT Qualification Course)
Complete HSS-205 (MLT Qualification Course)
Complete MAT-155 (MLT Qualification Course)
Complete PSY-105 (MLT Qualification Course)
Compete BIO-112 (Minimum Grade C) (MLT Qualification Course)
Complete ACC-101
Complete BUS-101
Complete BUS-121
Complete MGT-101
Complete MGT-110
Complete 9 credits from the following courses: AOT-137, MGT-201, MGT-280, AOT-180 AOT-105 and AOT-133
Complete 12 credits (Minimum Grade C) From courses AHS-102 AHS-120 AHS-135 AHS-144 AHS-116 SCI-150 or MED-113
Complete COL-101 (MLT Qualification Course)
Complete CHM-105 (MLT Qualification Course)
Complete ACC-111
Complete CPT-170

Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program requires the student to be a high school graduate or equivalent, have a qualifying SAT score of 480 Critical Reading and 540 Math, or ACT scores 21 English and 23 Math. SAT/ACT scores must be no more than 5 years old at the time a student seeks admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program. The student may also have a qualifying score on COMPASS (88 Reading 70 Writing 54 Pre-Algebra) or a 2.5 GPA in the general education courses and elective. The general education elective will also apply as credit toward the Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in General Technology and specialization in Pre-Health Science.

Students whose Reading score is below 88 on the COMPASS placement test or below 46 on the ASSET placement test must successfully complete all required reading coursework in addition to general education courses, electives and COL 101.

Students must have a minimum MLT program GPA of 2.00 in classes taken at York Technical College that can be applied towards the MLT program.

Students may also qualify by completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited College and documentation of minimum reading requirement.

Prior courses in biology and chemistry are recommended. A non-refundable, nontransferable deposit is also required.

Clinical facilities require drug screens and background checks before allowing students to participate in clinical rotation. Students participating in clinical may be required to have a drug screen at any time during their rotation. Results of background checks and drug screens will be reviewed with designated personnel at the affiliate clinical sites. To be accepted for a clinical placement, all findings must be satisfactory to all participating clinical sites. Students not accepted for clinical rotations will not be able to successfully complete the course or program. Students are required to hold current Healthcare Provider CPR certification before entering clinical rotations.

Medical Assisting Certificate

The Medical Assisting Certificate program is designed to prepare graduates for a role as a multi-skilled member of the healthcare team who assists in patient care management and clinical duties.

Complete AHS-102 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete BIO-112 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete PSY-105 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete AOT-110 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete AOT-134 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete AOT-252 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete AOT-267 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete MED-113 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete MED-114 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete MED-117 (Minimum Grade: C)
Complete HIM-130 (Minimum Grade: C)

Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program requires the student to be a high school graduate or equivalent, have a qualifying SAT score of 480 Critical Reading and 540 Math, or ACT scores 21 English and 23 Math. SAT/ACT scores must be no more than 5 years old at the time a student seeks admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program. The student may also have a qualifying score on COMPASS (88 Reading 70 Writing 54 Pre-Algebra) or a 2.5 GPA in the general education courses and elective. The general education elective will also apply as credit toward the Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in General Technology and specialization in Pre-Health Science.

Students whose Reading score is below 88 on the COMPASS placement test or below 46 on the ASSET placement test must successfully complete all required reading coursework in addition to general education courses, electives and COL 101.

Students must have a minimum MLT program GPA of 2.00 in classes taken at York Technical College that can be applied towards the MLT program.

Students may also qualify by completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited College and documentation of minimum reading requirement.

Prior courses in biology and chemistry are recommended. A non-refundable, nontransferable deposit is also required.

Clinical facilities require drug screens and background checks before allowing students to participate in clinical rotation. Students participating in clinical may be required to have a drug screen at any time during their rotation. Results of background checks and drug screens will be reviewed with designated personnel at the affiliate clinical sites. To be accepted for a clinical placement, all findings must be satisfactory to all participating clinical sites. Students not accepted for clinical rotations will not be able to successfully complete the course or program. Students are required to hold current Healthcare Provider CPR certification before entering clinical rotations.

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