The Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Shawnee State University is a two-year course of study that prepares students to work in all areas of the laboratory. Courses in each of laboratory are presented in both lecture and laboratory format. Upon successful completion of the program students are awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree and become eligible to take the certification examination given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
The mission of the Medical Laboratory Technology program is to educate and prepare students to become competent, responsible, and collaborative laboratory professionals in the ever-changing health care environment.
Learning Outcomes for the Medical Laboratory Technology Program
- All students in the MLT program will be competent in areas of laboratory safety, bloodborne pathogens, HIPAA, hazardous communication, and other laboratory standards necessary to protect themselves and the patients they serve.
- Students completing the MLT Program will be able to demonstrate minimal/entry level competencies in all clinical areas of the medical laboratory to include: Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Blood Banking, Microbiology, Urinalysis, Serology and Hemostasis
- Students graduating from the MLT Program will be prepared to gain employment and work independently in the laboratory with minimum orientation.
- Students will cultivate personal growth and demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal communication.
- Students will continue their education beyond the completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree.
- The Program will meet the benchmarks established by NAACLS: Certification Rate, Graduation Rate, and Placement Rate.
The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is accredited by the: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.