Locally, the goal of the MLT program is to graduate middle level professionals (MLT-AD) prepared with entry level skills to work as members of the medical laboratory team. Proficiency in laboratory skills is achieved through both study in the college classroom and clinical rotations at affiliated hospital laboratories.
Nationally, the goal of the MLT program is to prepare the graduates to sit for the ASCP Board of Certification exam. Educational enrichment, professional training, and personal development are the concerns of the MLT department faculty. Additional goals include:
* Participation in professional development opportunities to enhance the competence of the MLT faculty
* Upgrade and expand, through capital equipment funds, instrumentation and other equipment and supplies used in the program
* Development of library holdings and computer software which support the MLT Program
* Participation of the faculty in various college activities
* Development and maintenance of alliances with the laboratories in local hospitals/medical clinics/reference labs to enhance educational effectiveness for MLT students
Medical Laboratory Program Outcomes Medical Laboratory Technology Handbook
Medical Laboratory Technology Frequently Asked Questions
The Medical Laboratory Technology Program is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science, 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60618. Phone 773-714-8880, FAX 773-714-8886, or you may access the web at www.naacls.org.
* The Medical Laboratory Technology graduate may find a rewarding career in such work environments as the hospital laboratory, doctors' offices, outpatient clinics, minor emergency centers, veterinary offices, and industrial labs.
* The time required to complete the MLT program is five semesters or 21 months. Three of these semesters are spent on the York Technical College campus taking daytime courses in preparation for the two daytime semester clinical rotations at the hospital/medical clinic. During each clinical rotation, Tuesday through Thursday is spent at the hospital site/medical clinic.
* The program is affiliated with Piedmont Healthcare System in Rock Hill, Chester Regional Medical Center in Chester, Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, and Carolinas Medical Center Union in Monroe, N.C. as well as other clinical affiliates located in the tri-county area and in North Carolina.
For more information, visit the Programs and Classes section of the York Tech website.
Download Program Standards for Medical Laboratory Technology (PDF)