The Medical Laboratory Technician Program prepares its graduates to work in the medical laboratory performing diagnostic tests to help physicians detect, diagnose, and treat disease. Students must have a strong background in chemistry, biology, and math. Technicians must learn to work with microscopes, computers, and instruments on body fluids, tissues, and cells. Technicians are employed in hospital laboratories, clinics, doctors’ offices, blood banks, and research and commercial laboratories.
The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, NAACLS, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Ill. 60018, (773) 714-8880, www.naacls.org.
The following are the MLT Program's 3-year averages of outcome measures: Program graduates that pass Board of Certification exam - 100%, Students entering their 2nd year in the program that graduate - 90%, Program graduates placement rate - 92%
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