Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology Program
Medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) are part of the team of medical specialists who analyze bodily fluids and tissues to provide information to doctors, MLTs are vital to diagnosis and treatment of disease and maintenance of good health.
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- Your faculty members include a program director and expert medical technologists (MTs). Students practice clinical skills at Blessing Hospital which allows students access to state-of-the art biomedical instrumentation, technology, and computers. The Blessing Hospital laboratory is the largest and most advanced in a 100-mile radius. It is staffed by qualified MLTs and scientists certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. The laboratory is under the direction of three board-certified pathologists. Experienced MTs and MLTs serve as clinical instructors during laboratory rotations. On-site pathologists also work with and mentor our students.
Clinical sites include: Blessing Hospital, Illini Hospital, Carthage Memorial Hospital, McDonough District Hospital, Hannibal Clinic, and Hannibal Regional Hospital.
A clinical site's ability to take a student is variable and subject to change based on current resources. Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences Associates in Medical Laboratory Technology program anticipates having enough clinical sites to place students for training. In the event that an unforeseen circumstance may arise and a shortage of clinical sites occur, the College will take the following necessary steps to find clinical placements for students:
Reassign students to alternate clinical affiliate sites
Establish new clinical affiliate agreements with clinical sites within the region if there are no alternate clinical affiliate sites available
Establish new clinical affiliate agreements with clinical sites outside the region if there are no alternate clicl sites available within the region
Clinical affiliation agreements require time to establish. Students who were not placed will be assigned to a clinical site as soon as one becomes available. The program will make every attempt to avoid this kind of situation as it may delay graduation and eligibility to take the ASCP registry examination.
The MLT program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). As part of this accreditation process, the following rates for the MLT program are reported annually:
- We are proud of the accomplishments and success our students have achieved. Read more about our Accreditation and Pass Rates.
- Graduates of the program will be well prepared for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry exam.
How to Apply
Our dedicated admissions counselors make it easy to apply to Blessing-Rieman. We are available to tell you more about our programs and answer any questions you may have. Find out more about admissions.
Take the first steps toward applying to our MLT program by submitting:
- An application to Blessing-Rieman, either by visiting our Online Application or completing a written Undergraduate Application
- Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended