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.

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

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.


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

Essential Functions for Admittance

The Cooperative Medical Technology Program of Akron established essential functions (non-academic) that students must be able to accomplish to engage in the educational and training activities that will allow progress in the curriculum and will not endanger other healthcare workers/trainees, patients and the public. Reasonable accommodations will be made, providing they will not endanger the health and safety of others.

Standard Function
Vision The student must be able to read charts and graphs, read instrument scales, discriminate colors, view microscopic materials, and record results.
Speech and Hearing The student must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively in order to elicit information, be able to assess non-verbal communication, and be able to adequately transmit information to all members of the healthcare team.
Motor Functions The student must possess the dexterity necessary to carry out clinical laboratory procedures and manipulate tools, instruments and equipment.
Psychological Stability The student must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of the applicant’s intellectual abilities, be able to recognize emergency situations, and take appropriate action.

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330-543-1000 (operator)

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