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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 Biology 3
Medical Terminology 2
Survey of Chemistry 4
Composition I 3
Introduction to Laboratory Science 3
Medical Lab Calculations 2
Credits Fall - Year 1 17
Spring - Year 1
Behavioral/science Elective 3
Microbiology I 3
Biological Fluids 3
Immunology 3
Clinical Chemistry I 3
Hematology I 3
Credits Spring - Year 1 18
Fall - Year 2
Humanities Elective 3
General Education Electives (total Of 21) 3
Microbiology II 2-3
Immunohematology 3
Clinical Chemistry II 3
Hematology II 3
Credits Fall - Year 2 17-18
Spring - Year 2
Externship I 12
Electrocardiogram 1
Credits Spring - Year 2 13
Summer - Year 2
Externship II 7


Updated: si 12/15/10