Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) may be called Clinical Laboratory Science at other institutions. Graduates of this program often work with physicians and other members of the health care team to diagnose and treat disease. Laboratory personnel work with a wide variety of specialized, high-precision instruments, including automatic analyzers, centrifuges, electronic cell counters and computers.
Courses place primary emphasis on the development of skills and technical competence applicable to today’s laboratory. Beginning first semester freshman year, students enroll in at least one of the following medical laboratory technology courses each semester: Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory, Clinical Hematology and Hemostasis, Microbiology, Immunohematology (blood banking), Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis.
About one-half of Medical Laboratory Technology laboratory classes are taught off-campus at a Morrisville State College affiliate hospital or reference laboratory. This clinical experience provides the student with a supervised, structured laboratory experience where they learn to apply theoretic concepts to real-life situations. They also gain practical laboratory experience operating, maintaining and troubleshooting a variety of clinical analyzers. This experience provides students with a smooth transfer to the work force. Medical Laboratory Technology students who graduate from Morrisville State College are often given job offers by one of our affiliate laboratories.
Hospital laboratories employ 50 percent of medical laboratory technicians; for-profit laboratories, clinics, nursing homes, public health facilities, forensics laboratories, environmental companies, pharmaceutical companies and food and chemical manufacturing companies employ the remaining 50 percent.
Required: minimum high school average of C+, MATH A and B, or MATH I and II, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, defined science to include chemistry and general biology.
Desired: Additional unit of defined math.