Medical Technologist Education

August 19, 2022
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Medical Technology ProgramThe Cooperative Medical Technology Program of Akron is a joint educational effort among Akron Children's Hospital, Akron General Medical Center and Summa Health System Hospitals. In keeping with each institution’s dedication to professional education for allied health professionals, the Cooperative Medical Technology Program of Akron is committed to quality education and clinical training of students in Medical Laboratory Science. Recognizing this important role in diagnosis and treatment of disease, the Program promotes advancement of science and technology in patient care through life-long development of technical skills and competency.

Program Goals:

  • Provide an educational experience that will enable a student to acquire competencies needed to function in any clinical laboratory setting within a standard period of orientation.
  • Prepare graduates to pass a national certification examination in order to enter professional practice.
  • Provide guided experience in scientific investigation and innovation to stimulate curiosity and intellectual growth.
  • Develop the student’s understanding, skills, and attitudes for effective cooperation with other health care professionals.
  • Provide an environment conducive to professional growth and development, with emphasis on quality care and patient safety.


CMTPA Outcome Measures

Year Graduation
Board of Certification
First-time Pass Rate
2011 100%
2013 90%
2014 91%

Employment Opportunities

While most medical technologists are employed by hospital laboratories, an increasing number are employed by clinics, commercial labs, scientific supply companies and research laboratories. Other career paths include health care administration, education, public health and safety. Since medical technologists have a strong background in biology and chemistry, they may choose to pursue a graduate degree in these areas. All graduates seeking employment upon completion of the program find jobs within 6 months.

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