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Clinical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Technician & Phlebotomy Programs

Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

Pre-Admission Seminar

Students applying to the Medical Laboratory Technician program are required to attend one Pre-Admission Seminar within three years prior to the application deadline (February 1st).

The final Pre-Admission Seminar for the AY 2020-2021 will be held via Zoom on

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 11am

Only students pre-registered will be allowed into the Zoom meeting.  To register:

1. Click this link and view the PowerPoint in its entirety: Medical Laboratory Technician PowerPoint

2. Click this link: Certification (PDF) - Fill out the form, attach to e-mail and send to: nadia.rajsz@sunyorange.edu

**  Deadline to sign up for the Pre-Admission Seminar is Thursday, January 14, 2021.

This seminar is an important and informative time when a Clinical Laboratory Science instructor will describe the Medical Laboratory Technician program and an Admissions specialist will describe the admissions process. In addition, you will have an opportunity to ask questions about the Medical Laboratory Technician Program. Prospective students will receive and sign off on information pertaining to health forms, drug testing and criminal background checks.

Failure to attend a seminar in its entirety will forfeit student's application for admission consideration. Please note the seminar could take up to two hours so plan accordingly. Sign in 10 minutes befre the start of the Zoom session.  Anyone attempting to join after the start of the seminar will not be admitted.  


Health Professions Admission Process

Advising Worksheet with Admission Requirements (PDF)


MLT Responsibilities

  • Collects, processes and analyzes biological specimens and other substances.
  • Performs analytical tests of body fluids, cells and other substances.
  • Recognizes the factors affecting results and takes the appropriate action.
  • Applies basic scientific principles in learning new techniques and procedures.
  • Relates laboratory findings to common disease procedures.
  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on equipment and instruments.

looking at images of bloodWhere does the MLT work?

  • Hospital Laboratories
  • Physician's Offices
  • Reference and Research Laboratories
  • State Public Health Laboratories
  • Federal Government Agencies
  • Industrial Laboratories

Job Projections

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012-2022 projects Laboratory Technician jobs will be available with a starting salary of approximately $38,000.

Employment of Medical Laboratory Technicians is projected to grow 30% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that from 2012 to 2022, a total of 70,000 (an increase of up to 22%) new Medical Technologists and Medical Laboratory Technicians will be needed each year to meet the demand for laboratory services as the population of the U.S. ages. Wages are expected to rise due to the laboratory personnel shortage.

Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

5600 N. River Road
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018

Phone: (773) 714-8880
E-Mail: info@naacls.org

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ASCP Board Certification

To be eligible for the Americal Society for Clinical Pathology certification for the Medical Laboratory Technician, MLT  examination category, an applicant must satisfy minimum requirements::

ROUTE 1 • Associate degree or 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a college/university accredited by a recognized regional or national accreditation agency, • AND successful completion of a NAACLS or ABHES accredited MLT program within the last five years. The education received from a NAACLS or ABHES accredited MLT program is acceptable for a period of five years from the date of completion of that program. After five years, the applicant’s eligibility will be based on clinical laboratory experience as stated in the current examination eligibility requirements.

ASCP Alternate Paths to Certification (PDF)

Phlebotomy students: Interested in preparing for the National Certification Exam in Phlebotomy?