The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) curriculum is a career program in which the student earns the AAS degree. In addition to taking general core courses, certain liberal arts and science requirements, and specialized courses in medical laboratory technology, the student has a requirement to train in state-of-the-art hospital laboratories. Upon completion, students will to sit for the Medical Laboratory Technician exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Upon passing the exam graduates will become nationally certified and earn the NYS Clinical Laboratory Technician license.
Preparing You for ASCP Certification
Students graduating from the MLT are eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification examination.* Passing this exam earns graduates the NYS CLT(Technician) License. This license is needed for employment in any NYS clinical Laboratory.
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The program includes a 15 week internship at clinical affiliate sites throughout NYC. The internship provides practical hands-on experience that prepares the student for a career as a Medical Laboratory Technician.
Upon successful completion of the Medical Laboratory Technician program requirements, students will be able to:
- Accurately perform analytical testing on identified patient samples using appropriate reagents, method calibrators, controls, instruments, and diagnostic
- Differentiate between normal and abnormal cells and results, determine necessary follow up testing, carry out additional testing, as needed.
- Adhere to strict safety and privacy requirements in the academic and professional setting.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills for problem-solving in laboratory and clinical settings.
- Demonstrate professionalism in the classroom and workplace and qualify for potential employment as a technician or technologist in a medical laboratory facility.
CREDENTIALING EXAMINATION (ASCP) PASS RATE
Three-year average credentialing examination (American Society for Clinical Pathology examination) pass rate at first attempt within six months of graduation.
|Year||Percent passing on 1st attempt||Number of Students|
|2018-2019||84%||11 of 13 passed on 1st attempt|
|2017-2018||50%||10 of 20 passed on 1st attempt|
|2016-2017||42%||5 of 12 passed on 1st attempt|
|3 year average||58%|
PROGRAM COMPLETION RATE
Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the didactic and clinical phase of the program within 150% of the program length. The program length is 2 – 2.5 years.
|Year||Percent completion||Number of Students|
|2019||93%||13 out of 14 students graduated|
|2018||95%||20 out of 21 students graduated|
|2017||100%||19 out of 19 students graduated|
CAREER PLACEMENT RATE
Two-year average job placement rate at first attempt within twelve months of graduation.
|Year||Percent career placement||Number of Students|
|2019||25% Transferred to senior colleges|
60% Job Placement
81% Total advanced career
|4 students transferred to a senior college for CLS|
9 students employed by clinical laboratories
|2018||55% Transferred to senior colleges|
50% Job Placement
100% Total advanced career
|11 students transferred to a senior college for CLS|
10 students employed by clinical laboratories
|2017||11% Transferred to senior colleges|
16% Job Placement
27% Total advanced career
|2 students transferred to a senior college for CLS|
3 students employed by clinical laboratories
|3-year average||31% Transfer rate|
41% Job Placement rate
72% Total advanced career
New York State approved program
NYS Education Department
Office of the Professions
PO Box 22063
Albany, NY 12201
Note: Completion of a NAACLS-accredited & NYS approved program allows for certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and licensure with NYS. Please note that certification and licensing agencies may change the qualifying requirements; it is your obligation to meet those requirements.
Program Director: Mrs. Diane Price Banks MPH, MLS