Prior to entry, students must submit a
completed student health form to include the following:
• 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
• Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended
(Documentation of declination is required if student does not have the
• Proof of 2 step PPD within 3 months prior to entry of program
• 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
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
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.
MLT Program Outcomes
Program Standards for Medical Laboratory Technology (PDF)
Gainful Employment Data