Students in the Medical Laboratory Technology Program at Shawnee State University must possess certain standards to be able to successfully perform on the job. A list of these requirements essential to performance as a Medical Laboratory Technologist include standards in each of three domains: cognitive, affective, and motor or physical.

The successful student must be able to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Understand and follow directions
  • Have ability to demonstrate accuracy and dependability
  • Demonstrate strong analytic judgment
  • Have ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate in person to person, telephone, and electronic media
  • Demonstrate visual ability that allows for reading and interpreting of colors
  • Ability to hear sounds and respond to them appropriately
  • Ability to bend and move around the patient's bedside and in the laboratory
  • Exhibit both punctuality and dependability
  • Ability to work well as a team as well as independently
  • Ability to follow policies and procedures as the laboratory environment demands