What Can I Do With This Degree?

About Medical Laboratory Technology

As a Medical Laboratory Technician you are trained to work in a variety of clinical institutions or settings. Our program prepares you to make an impact on patient lives from day one.

As laboratory professionals, we are the science and chemistry behind the blood work and laboratory testing practitioners use to make diagnoses, make therapeutic decisions, or to monitor patients' health and wellness. We are part of the health care team, just not as visible to the patient as most of our work is done behind the scenes. 

Get Started

Think you might be interested in this degree? Schedule an appointment with an advisor to get started or just talk over your options. Working with your advisor can help you to meet your academic goals in the shortest time possible.

To start, contact program director, Jean McGlone, at (740) 351-3102 or

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Advance Your Career

Students in the SSU Med Lab program not only gain hands-on experience through practical training in their last semester, but they also build a career with possibilities for advancement. A degree from our program can be a springboard to career advancement or pursuit of a higher degree and certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS).

Many SSU MLT graduates begin to work immediately upon graduation, while others continue their education to attend professional schools.

Find Success in Many Fields

As a Shawnee State Medical Laboratory Technology graduate, you'll have the option to work in hospital labs independently with very little orientation as well as in clinics, doctors' offices, and commercial labs. You can also choose to build on your skills, using them to obtain a four year degree. As an SSU MLT graduate, you will develop strong skills to be successful in virtually any science-related field. 

Get Board Certified

After graduating from Shawnee State with an Associate of Applied Science Degree with a major in Medical Laboratory Technology, students are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Small Class Sizes

Our small class sizes guarantee a personalized experience to help guide students along the way to a better future.


The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is accredited by the: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N River Road, Suite 720  | Rosemont, IL 60018 | (773) 714-8880

Mission Statement

The mission of the Medical Laboratory Technology program is to educate and prepare students to become competent, responsible, and collaborative laboratory professionals in the ever-changing health care environment.

Learning Outcomes for the Medical Laboratory Technology Program

  1. All students in the MLT program will be competent in areas of laboratory safety, bloodborne pathogens, HIPAA, hazardous communication, and other laboratory standards necessary to protect themselves and the patients they serve.
  2. Students completing the MLT Program will be able to demonstrate minimal/entry level competencies in all clinical areas of the medical laboratory to include: Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Blood Banking, Microbiology, Urinalysis, Serology and Hemostasis
  3. Students graduating from the MLT Program will be prepared to gain employment and work independently in the laboratory with minimum orientation.
  4. Students will cultivate personal growth and demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal communication.
  5. Students will continue their education beyond the completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree.
  6. The Program will meet the benchmarks established by NAACLS: Certification Rate, Graduation Rate, and Placement Rate.
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