Medical Laboratory Technology
The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program is a 2-year NAACLS approved program providing clinical didactical education in the field. Upon graduation, the student will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree, as well as eligibility to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology Exam. This examination certifies the applicant as a registered Medical Laboratory Technician, MLT (ASCP).
The MLT program has set the following goals:
- to provide the medical community with competent and educated medical laboratory technicians,
- to present state of the art medical laboratory experiences to the student during training,
- to provide students with strong background in the laboratory sciences,
- to meet and exceed medical laboratory technology education standards,
- to assist the medical laboratory community with continuing education requirements and needs, as requested
The MLT Mission Statement:
The MLT Program was established to fulfill a need of supplying qualified MLTs to an expanding medical field. The mission of the Medical Laboratory Technology Program is to provide accessible, affordable, and quality education through didactic learning, laboratory preparation, and clinical experience. Upon successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology the student will have developed professional knowledge, theory, and technical skills preparing graduates as entry level technicians and to provide a foundation for continued professional development.
Medical Laboratory Technology Program Effectiveness Data
The American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) Registry Exam 5-Year Average Pass Rate for First Time Takers (Must be above 75%): 5-Year Average: 84%
20093 out of 3 students passed100%
20106 out of 8 students passed75%
2011 6 out of 8 students passed75%
20125 out of 7 students passed71%
20135 out of 5 students passed100%
Job Placement Rate 5-Year Average for Graduates Actively Seeking Employment (Must be 70% or above): 5-Year Average 86%
20095 out of 7 Graduates71%
20106 out of 7 Graduates86%
201110 out of 12 Graduates 83%
20128 out of 8 Graduates100%
20138 out of 9 Graduates88%
Medical Laboratory Technology Completion Rate 5 Years (Benchmark 70%). 5-Year Average: 80%
20095 out of 8 Students63%
20108 out of 10 Students80%
201112 out of 14 Students86%
20128 out of 10 Students80%
20139 out of 10 Students90%
Course of Study:
In the 2-year program, you will learn entry-level skills in Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Pathogenic Microbiology including Parasitology, Immunohematology, Serology, Coagulation, and Urinalysis. You are also taught phlebotomy techniques, quality control and assurance techniques, basic laboratory mathematics and statistics, laboratory instrumentation, safety, and infection control. The student will receive didactic learning in the classroom, and clinical experience in a hospital or clinical affiliate.
Prospect of Employment After Graduation and Certification:
Excellent: The job market is expected to expand nearly 25% by the year 2005*.
Average Salary* (Annual):
Top: $45,000 and up
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
*Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics
Interested in applying?
Please read the admission information, degree plan, Hepatitis B Vaccination information, technical standards, and cost information and then fill out and submit the following forms:
- Application for Admission
- Reference Form (2 reference forms are required for admission)
- Health Related Work Experience Form (if you have no health related work experience, write N/A on the form and turn it in)
**These forms must be received by the program deadline of May 1.
If you wish to transfer credits from another trade school, college, or university please use the transcript request form to request an official transcript be sent to Northark.