Student must meet the minimum requirements before they will be considered for admission in to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program.
ACT, ALEKS, ASSET or COMPASS scores must meet the minimum requirements: ACT score of 18 or above, COMPASS scores (Writing 65, Reading 80), ALEKS Math score of 20 or higher, or ASSET scores of 40 in each category (writing, reading, numeric)
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses in the MLT curriculum and meet the necessary pre-requisites to progress in the program. Students must complete the program with a grade point average of 2.0 or better.
Students receive clinical practice at a site determined by the MLT Coordinator. A medical health form and a Criminal Background Check/Adult or Child Abuse Check must be completed prior to attending clinical. Students must begin the hepatitis immunization series during their enrollment in Fundamentals of Laboratory Science. Transportation to the clinical site is the responsibility of the student. Students are required to purchase a lab coat. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the MLT Certification exam administered by American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or National Certifying Agency (NCA).
Granting of the Associate of Applied Science Degree is not contingent upon passing any external certification or licensure exam.
Any student applying to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program whose native language is NOT English must provide official evidence of English language proficiency for admission. This requirement may be met by taking and passing the TOEFL test with a minimum of 17 in each of the following categories: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. Completion of Composition 1 or another English course will NOT meet this requirement.
It is recommended that the following high school courses be taken prior to entrance into the program:
Students who meet the minimum admission requirements can enroll fill-time into the MLT Program beginning with the fall semester. Students also have the option to begin in the fall or spring semester as an extended student. Extended MLT students are encouraged to take Human Anatomy & Physiology 1, General Chemistry/Chemistry 1, Medical Terminology, or Microbiology.
The MLT program is accredited by the NAACLS.
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science
5600 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018