MEDICAL LABORATORY
TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

ENTRY LEVEL MLT COMPETENCIES

Upon graduation from York Technical College and initial employment, the Medical Laboratory Technician will be able to demonstrate entry level competencies in the following areas of professional practice:

  • Collecting, processing, and analyzing biological specimens and other substances. (MLT 101, MLT 105, MLT 125, MLT 108, MLT 110, MLT 120, MLT 251-254)
  • Performing analytical tests on body fluids, cells, and other substances. (MLT 101, MLT 105, MLT 125, MLT 108, MLT 110, MLT 120, MLT 251-254)
  • Recognizing factors that affect procedures and results, and taking appropriate actions within predetermined limits when corrections are indicated. (MLT 101, MLT 105, MLT 125, MLT 108, MLT 110, MLT 120, MLT 251-254)
  • Performing and monitoring quality control within predetermined limits. (MLT 101, MLT 105, MLT 125, MLT 108, MLT 110, MLT 120, MLT 251-254)
  • Performing preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment and instruments, or referring to appropriate source for repairs. (MLT 251-254)
  • Applying principles of safety; (MLT 101, MLT 105, MLT 110, MLT 108, MLT 120, MLT 125, MLT 251-254)
  • Demonstrating professional conduct and interpersonal communication skills with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals, and with the public. (MLT 101, MLT 251-254)
  • Recognizing the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel and interacting with them in respect to their jobs and patient care. (MLT 101, MLT 251-254)
  • Applying basic scientific principles in learning new techniques and procedures. (MLT 101, MLT 105, MLT 125, MLT 108, MLT 110, MLT 120, MLT 251-254)
  • Relating laboratory findings to common disease processes. (MLT 101, MLT 105, MLT 125, MLT 108, MLT 110, MLT 120, MLT 251-254)
  • Establishing and maintaining continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence. (MLT 101, MLT 251-254)

Note: Objectives for each individual MLT course are included in the course syllabi given to the student at the beginning of each semester.


For Program specif information, please contact:

MLT Program Chair
Lynne Fantry, MLA, MT(ASCP)
803-981-7082
Office:  A-150
Email:  lfantry@yorktech.edu

MLT Education Coordinator
Michelle Gagan M.S.H.S., MT(ASCP)
803-981-7118
Office: A-148
Email: mgagan@yorktech.edu



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