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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Medical Laboratory Technology

University College (2 MLT): Penn State Hazleton

This two-calendar-year Medical Laboratory Technology major (four semesters, two summer sessions) is designed to provide the necessary general and technical training for hospital personnel between the level of the medical laboratory technician (certificate program) and the medical technologist (baccalaureate program). The course of study includes one year of intensive clinical experience at an affiliated hospital and the theoretical background necessary for the clinical procedures performed by the certified medical laboratory technician (associate degree program). Upon completion of program requirements, the student receives the associate degree and is eligible to sit for examinations leading to certification and registry as a medical laboratory technician.

The Medical Laboratory Technology Program at Penn State Hazleton is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS, 5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, Phone 847-939-3597 Website: hhtp://

Graduates of this accredited MLT program are eligible to take national certification examinations such as the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification exam, to become certified as an MLT (ASCP).

For the Associate in Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology, a minimum of 72 credits is required. (Scheduling of courses in summer session depends on campus location.)

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

(12 of the 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 6 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses.)

BIOL 141 GN(3), BIOL 142(1), CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), MICRB 201(3), MICRB 202(2) (Sem: 1-2)
CAS 100 GWS(3), CHEM 202(3), ENGL 015 GWS(3), MICRB 150(4)[1], MIS 103(3) (Sem: 1-2, Summer)
MICRB 151A(5)[1], MICRB 151B(5)[1], MICRB 151C(4)[1], MICRB 151D(2)[1], MICRB 151E(2)[1], MICRB 151F(2)[1], MICRB 151G(2)[1, MICRB 151W(5)[1] (Sem: 3-4)

BIOL 110 GN(4) or BIOL 129 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2, Summer)
MATH 021 GQ(3), MATH 022 GQ(3), MATH 026 GQ(3), MATH 040 GQ(5), MATH 081 GQ(3), MATH 110 GQ(4), MATH 140 GQ(4); or STAT 200 GQ(4); or STAT 250 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-2)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2013

Blue Sheet Item #: 42-04-066

Review Date: 01/14/2014

UCA Revision #1: 8/9/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/30/07