Overview

With a degree from our Medical Laboratory Technology program, students can begin an exciting career in a variety of settings as a Medical Laboratory Technician.

PROGRAM CONTACT

Melissa White
Associate Professor/Program Coordinator, MLT

Pierpont’s MLT program is nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics has projected an 11% growth between 2018 and 2028 for laboratory professionals.

Upon graduation, students will be prepared to take their national certification exam.

4: 95% graduation rate (three-year average)

5: 96% employment placement rate (three-year average, one year after graduation)

Career Opportunites

With a degree in one from our Medical Laboratory Technology program, students can begin an exciting career in a variety of settings as a Medical Laboratory Technician.

Accreditation

National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
(847) 939-3597
naacls.org

NAACLS

Program Data

The Program Outcomes Data
2019202020213-year Program AverageNAACLS Benchmark
Certification Pass Rates (ASCP BOC exam)86%83%44%68%75%
Placement Rates (employed and/or continuing education within 1 year of graduation)100%88%100%96%70%
Graduation Rates100%100%85%94%70%

Course Catalog

To see a model schedule for this program, please see our academic catalog.

Admission

This program is a selective program and has additional requirements for admission. Successful candidates must complete the following academic and technical standards:

  1. Apply to Pierpont Community and Technical College for the term you want to begin the program and meet the general admission requirements or be a current student
  2. First-time students should select “Health Sciences: Medical Laboratory Technology” as their educational goal on their application.
  3. Complete the MLT application ($20 fee). Applications and supporting documentation are due to the Admission’s Office by March 1. Applicants who are not admitted must reapply if they wish to be considered for the next academic year.
  4. Submit all required documents (High School Equivalency Exam or high school transcripts and any college transcripts) to the Admission’s Office prior to the MLT application deadline.
  5. Have a high school and/or college GPA of 2.5 or better or passing score on High School Equivalency Exam.
  6. Successfully completed (1 semester with a grade of “C” or better) courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Algebra in high school or college
  7. Qualified students are accepted until capacity is met.

*Students can begin the program in the fall semester.

An impartial scoring system based on the required academic coursework is employed to rank the MLT applicants. Qualified students are accepted until capacity is met. If class capacity remains after admitting all eligible MLT applicants, interested students who have missed the deadline (or do not yet meet eligibility requirements) may still register for the first semester of MLT coursework for the following fall semester and apply to the program during the fall semester to be considered an Alternate. MLT faculty will review all Alternate’s submission after the fall grades are recorded. Alternates will be selected based on program GPA and grades of “C” or higher in all 16 credits of first semester MLT courses. Those students who qualify for Alternate status will be considered for admission only after full consideration has been given to those students whose applications were submitted by the deadline. Completing the first semester of coursework does NOT guarantee admission to the program, and students not selected must re-apply by spring deadline if they wish to be considered for next year’s entering class.