Alverno Laboratories

Technologist Apprentice Program

Program Format/Details:

  • 90-day aid hybrid learning program, combining classwork and practical experience of working on the bench with a trained MT/MLT
    • Classwork will be remote from home taught by an Alverno clinical instructor. Mondays and Fridays will be coursework from home combining lectures and Medialabs. Program candidates will also need to study on their own time outside of the program hours.
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays will be in the lab working alongside laboratory technicians for the practical portion
    • Program must be completed prior to working benches on their own
    • Apprenticeship program will be initially offered at:
      AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village
      AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet
  • Apprentice will be able to pick an open Alverno position at a location of their choice to land at after completing their 90-day program
  • After program completion:
    • Choice of open position
    • Pay raise at end of 90 days
    • Pay bump after 6 months, after learning more from on the job experience


  • Requirements for the candidate- Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Chemistry
  • After 1 year they will be eligible to sit for the MT (CLS) ASCP exam
  • Must commit to working for Alverno for 2 years minimum
    • If 2 years is not completed, employee will be required to pay a portion of the evaluated value of the program which will be prorated based on length of completed service