Cooperative Medical Technology Program of Akron

Medical Technology Program

The 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.

Our program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Program Goals:


Contact the CMTPA office at 330-543-8720 for current tuition information. Students must provide their own books, housing, meals, health insurance and liability insurance.  


CMTPA Outcome Measures

Year Graduation
Board of Certification
First Year Pass Rate
2015 100% 100% 90%
2016 100% 100% 100%
2017 100% 100% 100%


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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