Medical Lab Technology

Medical Lab Technology (AS)

MLT students looking over notes and into a microscope

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Prepare for Immediate Employment!

USF’s two-year Medical Laboratory Technician program at USF Crown Point is perfect for those looking to:

  • Step into a professional healthcare position
  • Advance in a healthcare setting, or
  • Prepare for future study in the field (bachelor’s and graduate level)

Our strong foundational curriculum, combined with expert teaching and hands-on clinical experience will set you up for success!

The Ultimate Professional Prep

I was hired by Alverno Lab before I graduated. It was great to have a job lined up right away. I credit the University: They set me up to do my immunology and microbiology rotations at Alverno with a great preceptor, who served as a reference.

Deborah Grandys ’17
Medical Laboratory Technician
PCL Alverno

Our curriculum will give you a strong science and healthcare background, along with direct laboratory experience. You will be prepared to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology certification exam — and to launch your laboratory career!

  • Year 1: All students enter as Pre-MLT majors and complete their general education and basic science courses.
  • Year 2: Students start developing their clinical skills in our on-campus lab before moving into the field for clinical rotations (spring and summer).

Academic Plan

An academic plan is a general blueprint showing how one might complete the degree, semester by semester.

Career Outlook & Success

100%

Employment rate for USF Med Tech Lab graduates

13%

Expected job growth for Medical Laboratory Technicians by 2026 - faster than average

$41,700

Median pay for medical and clinical laboratory technicians (per U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Direct Clinical Experience

We get you into the field! Unlike most MLT programs, we guarantee great clinical experiences.

  • PCL Alverno
  • Franciscan Health Crown Point
  • Franciscan health Michigan City
  • Franciscan Health Olympia Fields
  • Franciscan Health Dyer
  • Franciscan Health Munster
  • Franciscan Health Lafayette Central
  • Franciscan Health Crawfordsville
  • Franciscan Health Rensselear

I work as a lab assistant and heard about this program as a way to advance my career. I love what it teaches: not just how to work in a lab, but how to be an important part of patient care by doing lab work that helps analyze, diagnose, and treat the patient.

Stephanie Moreno ’18
Medical Laboratory Technician

Accreditation and Outcomes

The MLT Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Program Outcomes

Graduate Placement Rate

The graduate placement rate is calculated based on a 3-year average of the number of graduates who gained employment or continued their education, within 1 year of graduation.

  • USF Placement Rate: 100% (Current Date Range: July 1, 2016-November 1, 2018)
    Benchmark: 70%

Graduation Rate

The graduation rate is calculated based on a 3-year average of students who complete the second half of the MLT program. The second half is defined as the last clinical year which begins in the fall with clinical didactic classes.

USF Graduation Rate: 92% (Current Date Range: July 1, 2016-November 1, 2018)
Benchmark: 70%

Attrition Rate

The attrition rate is calculated based on a 3-year average of students who began the second half of the MLT program, but who did not complete the program. The second half is defined as the last clinical year which begins in the fall with clinical didactic classes.

  • USF Attrition Rate: 8% (Current Date Range: July 1, 2016-November 1, 2018)

ASCP BOC Certification Pass Rates

The pass rate for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) certification exam is calculated on a 3-year average based on the results of graduates who take the exam within 1 year of graduation.

  • USF Pass Rate: 80% (Current Date Range: July 1, 2016-November 1, 2018)
  • Benchmark: 75%

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Program Director

Julie Gardner, MS, MBA, MLS(ASCP)SM
jgardner@sf.edu
219-488-8888 ext. 5445