Alverno Laboratories
Highlighting Clinical Affiliations with College and Universities

Why does Alverno Laboratories work closely with universities?

Considering a new career? We urge you to consider medical laboratory science. Many are no even aware of the career opportunities the laboratory offers.  If you like the life sciences, the laboratory environment may be for you: running instruments, overseeing testing and doing meaningful work that promotes the health of those living in your communities, Alverno laboratories has a place for you. If you are not sure that you want to work in the laboratory for your entire career, consider that MLS’ run our laboratories, direct clinical departments and often move into the IT world of laboratory information systems. Another career path for those who wish to travel or interact more with customers choose to work for Alverno for a few years to gather experience and then seek employment with our vendor partners who sell and support laboratory instruments, software and other products.  If you don’t have a degree at this time, you should consider joining our family as a lab assistant – our generous tuition reimbursement package will help you become a MLT or MLS while you work in your chosen field. We hope that you will consider laboratory science as your career. If you have questions, send us a message at  We love talking all things laboratory!

Laboratory testing is vital to just about everyone – not just to diagnose disease but to confirm health. The pandemic highlighted just how important laboratory testing is when we onboarded Covid-19 testing in a very short time frame, shorter than ever before. No doubt there is a shortage of medical laboratory scientists in the United States today.  Alverno Labs has been working with colleges and universities for many years now, but with the increase in demand for testing and the exodus of employees from all aspects of employment, it is time we get even more creative.  We have built internal paths with our innovative N.O.W. Careers programs for those with certain science degrees to start their careers at Alverno by offering on the job training as well as classroom and/or virtual supplemental education.  Our focus is to partner with universities in a way where we promote their programs, or by taking over medical laboratory schools that would otherwise close as well as teaming up with higher education to create cost effective ways for students to become medical laboratory scientists.



Why Choose University of Saint Francis Crown Point for Medical Lab Technology?

The lab program gets results.

Led by an expert, service-driven faculty, the accredited MLT program gives the student a strong foundation in science, hands-on lab experience and academic and career support along the way. Renowned for its values-based healthcare education, USF prepares the student for a rewarding career in laboratory science.

Hands-On Learning: Real-World Clinical Experience

Alverno Laboratories partners with USF for students to learn hands on training in an operational laboratory. Our medical lab tech students complete their rotations at hospital laboratories managed by Alverno Laboratories in Crown Point, Dyer, and Michigan City or its central laboratory in Hammond, Indiana.

Franciscan Health – Medical Laboratory Science Program – Dyer, IN

This program is designed for students who complete three years of schooling at an affiliated/approved college or university who then transfer to the Medical Laboratory Science Program, which is a one year program that offers students the chance to train at an Alverno Laboratories hospital laboratory and its high volume central laboratory, both located in Northwest Indiana.  The lab handles more than 20 million tests each year. Students work with the latest technologies and testing methods in the clinical lab.

Students will be busy with laboratory learning and classroom study on Monday through Friday for a full 8 hour day.  Interns are expected to take frequent written and practical exams throughout the year. Upon completion of the internship, the intern will sit for a national board of certification exam. The Medical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).


Coming in 2022/2023:

Alverno Laboratories School of Medical Laboratory Science