Program director: Stephen Johnson, MS, MT(ASCP)
Program length: 52 weeks
Students per year: 12
About the Program
Tuition and Fees
The Saint Vincent Hospital (SVH) School of Medical Technology is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The school has been educating medical technologists since 1946 and is an academic affiliate of several colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. The affiliates grant the baccalaureate degree upon successful completion of the SVH program year. Agreements with non-affiliated schools are arranged as needed.
The School of Medical Technology is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Admission requirements for the School of Medical Technology include the following:
The following are required before acceptance into the school:
Applications are accepted at any time. Students are encouraged to apply before the end of October each year, but this is not a requirement.
Please contact the program director with any questions.
Saint Vincent Hospital School of Medical Technology
All questions are to be referred to:
Stephen Johnson, MS, MT(ASCP), Program Director
Saint Vincent Hospital School of Medical Technology
232 West 25 St
Erie, PA 16544
Phone: (814) 452-5365
Classes begin each July and continue for a full 52 weeks.
Lectures and student laboratory experiences are completed from July through March of the program year.
From April through June, clinical rotations are completed in the laboratories of Associated Clinical Laboratories, Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Saint Vincent Hospital.
Graduates are eligible to take the ASCP Board of Certification MLS (ASCP) Examination.
(32 semester hours total)
Saint Vincent Health System and Saint Vincent Health Center, a part of Allegheny Health Network, operates and provides care, treatment, and services without discrimination and limitation on the basis of age, AIDS or HIV status, ancestry, race, color, physical or mental disability, gender/sexual identity, expression or preference, gender dysphoria, national origin, ethnicity, culture, language, socioeconomic status, source of payment, religion/religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, union status, or any other characteristic protected by law or regulation in compliance with federal and state regulations and civil rights laws including, but not limited to: Title VI of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the Pennsylvania Department of Health Regulations, The Joint Commission accrediting standards, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C.A. § § 12101—12213) and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. This notice does not create legal obligations above and beyond those contained within established state and federal law.
Saint Vincent Health System and Saint Vincent Health Center does not discriminate when: providing inpatient or outpatient admission or care; assigning patients or residents to rooms, floors, and sections; asking patients or residents about roommate preferences; assigning staff to patient or resident services; utilization of the health care facility; transfers of patients or residents from their rooms; and granting staff privileges of professionally qualified personnel.
In order to include and treat individuals in a nondiscriminatory manner, Saint Vincent Health System and Saint Vincent Health Center provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as qualified interpreters for people whose primary language is not English, sign language interpreters, and translators.
If you believe that Saint Vincent Health System and Saint Vincent Health Center has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way based upon race, color, national origin, age disability, sex or other grounds set forth above, you can file a grievance with the Grievance Officer, 232 West 25th Street, Erie, PA 16544 or by calling (814) 452-7081. You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights via https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, by mail at 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington DC 20201 or by calling 1(800) 868-1019 or (800) 537- 7697 (TDD). Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.
The job placement rate within three months of graduation for the classes of 2016 - 2018 were:
The first-time pass rates on the ASCP Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) Examination for the same time period were as follows:
Graduation Rates for the same time period were as follows:
Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year is $10,113
Textbooks cost approximately $680 for the program year.
Incoming students must pay for a medical examination with lab tests (charges vary) criminal background checks (approximately $50), and drug screening during the first week of classes (approximately $40).
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