Medical Laboratory Technology Program

Job Skills

Students graduating from the program are expected to master several required skills.

  1. Vision: be able to read and interpret charts, graphs, and labels; read and interpret instrument panels and printouts; students must be able to discriminate colors, hues and color intensity; read microscopic material and record results.
  2. Speech and Hearing: be able to communicate effectively and sensitively in order to assess non-verbal communication; adequately transmit information; follow verbal or written communication.
  3. Motor Functions: possess all skills necessary to carry out diagnostic procedures; manipulate tools, instruments and equipment; perform phlebotomy safely and accurately; travel to a clinical site for clinical experience.
  4. Behavioral Requirements: possess the emotional health required for full utilization of applicant’s intellectual abilities; be able to recognize emergency situations and take appropriate action.
  5. Physical Requirements: be able to complete fine repetitive hand movements; twist and bend; handle flammable and infectious materials; handle hazardous chemicals and electrical equipment; lift 10 pounds; maintain prolonged sitting or standing positions; maintain concentration with distracting noises and close proximity to fellow workers; tolerate unpleasant odors; work in buildings either above or below ground level; work in an environment without windows; perform keyboarding.
  6. Critical Thinking: be able to appropriately perform complex interpretative testing.
  7. Professionalism: be able to maintain a professional attitude and appearance as described in the MLT Student Manual.