Medical Technology is the branch of medicine which deals with laboratory tests, procedures and the use of clinical laboratory equipment. The Associate in Applied Science degree for the Medical Laboratory Technician is offered through a partnership between Western Technology Center and SWOSU.
This program is designed to prepare students for entry level positions as medical laboratory technicians. To enter the program, students must meet the general admission requirements of the University as well as meet with program faculty for advisement and enrollment. Information packets are available from the program director or registrar. Upon satisfactory completion of the MLT program, graduates will receive the Associate in Applied Science Degree and are eligible to sit for the American Medical Technologists' MLT certification exam. Students must complete the program with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Students should be aware that this program requires specific course sequencing,
so students interested in the MLT degree program should see program advisors for proper enrollment.
NOTE: Only students who meet graduation requirements may sit for the national certification examination. Immunization against Hepatitis B is required before entrance into the MLT program.
(Although the job outlook in the medical laboratory profession continues to be strong and job placement help is available, graduation from the MLT Program is not a guarantee of employment.)