Certification, Employment and Completion Rates for MLT Program
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Certification, Employment and Completion Rates for MLT Program

Certification for Medical Laboratory Technician Program Graduates

Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Saint Paul College are eligible to sit for the national examination administered by the Board of Certification (BOC) under the direction of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). In passing this nationally recognized examination, graduates attain a credential that allows them to be recognized as competent to carry out their professional duties in their medical laboratory career.

The Saint Paul College Medical Laboratory Technician program enjoys an overall first-attempt pass rate of 98.7% over the past three years on the ASCP-BOC exam. Comparisons to the national pass rate for each of these years are listed below.

Year Saint Paul College Pass Rate National Pass Rate
​2012 96%​ 79%​
2013 100% 78.9%
​2014 ​100% 74.8%​

The Saint Paul College Medical Laboratory Technician program faculty work continuously to maintain high performance of program graduates on the certification examination.

Employment for Medical Laboratory Technician Program Graduates

Saint Paul College plays an important role in fulfilling the need of local healthcare organizations for qualified Medical Laboratory Technicians. Graduates of the MLT program are largely employed in hospital, clinic and reference laboratory settings. Some graduates also choose to pursue continuing education. Information about articulation agreements with baccalaureate degree programs can be found on the MLT Program Requirements Guide.

The Saint Paul College MLT Program enjoys a placement rate of 88.6% for MLT graduates over the past three years. The table below identifies specific placement rates for each year.

Year Graduates placed in related employment or pursuing further education Graduates Related Employment Rate
2011 18 19 94.7%
2012 20 23 87.0%
2013 16 19 84.2%

Completion/Retention Data

Saint Paul College Medical Laboratory Technician faculty are committed to helping enrolled students meet their educational goals. For the past 3 years, 91.9% of students entering the final year of study successfully completed the program and earned the MLT-AAS degree. The table below identifies specific completion rates for each year.

Year Students entering final half of MLT Major Graduates Completion Rate
2012 23 27 85.2%
2013 19 20 95.0%
2014 21 22 95.5%