Academic Programs

Medical Laboratory Technician, A.A.S.


Locations:  Luverne

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The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program at Minnesota West is designed to prepare students for employment in the medical, clinical, research and public health laboratories. A MLT collects and/or receives patient specimens and performs general laboratory tests to aid physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The MLT program combines academic general education with a concentration in the basic sciences, didactic studies in medical laboratory science and clinical training (externship) in a hospital laboratory.

It is recommended that students enrolling in the Medical Laboratory Technician program have a science and math background. Student must submit physical form and vaccination records to Program Director. Criminal background checks will be conducted. Successful completion of all required course with a grade of C (72%) or better is necessary to graduate. Student must test into MATH 0098 level.

Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 8410 West Bryn Mawr Avenue - Suite 670, Chicago, IL 60631 773-714-8880.

Fall - Year 1
Human Biology3
Medical Terminology2
Survey of Chemistry4
Composition I3
Introduction to Laboratory Science3
Medical Lab Calculations2
Credits Fall - Year 117
Spring - Year 1
Behavioral/science Elective3
Microbiology I3
Biological Fluids3
Clinical Chemistry I3
Hematology I3
Credits Spring - Year 118
Fall - Year 2
Humanities Elective3
General Education Electives (total Of 21)3
Microbiology II2-3
Clinical Chemistry II3
Hematology II3
Credits Fall - Year 217-18
Spring - Year 2
Externship I12
Credits Spring - Year 213
Summer - Year 2
Externship II7


Updated: si 12/15/10