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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
Survey of Chemistry 4
Medical Terminology in Healthcare 2
Healthcare & Society 1
Introduction to Laboratory Science 3
Medical Lab Calculations 2
  Credits Fall - Year 1 15
  Spring - Year 1  
Microbiology I 3
Biological Fluids 3
Immunology 3
Clinical Chemistry I 3
Hematology I 3
  Credits Spring - Year 1 15
  Summer Session  
  Humanity or Social/Behavioral/Science Elective 5
  Credits Summer - Year 1 5
  Fall - Year 2  
Microbiology II 3
Immunohematology 3
Clinical Chemistry II 2
Hematology II 3
ENGL1101 Composition I 3
  Credits Fall - Year 2 15
  Spring - Year 2  
Clinical:  Hematology & Hemostasis 4
Clinical:  Medical Microbiology 4
MDLT 2340 Clinical: Clinical Chemistry and Immunology 3
MDLT 2350 Clinical:  Immunohematology 4
  Credits Spring - Year 2 15
  Summer - Year 2  
Clinical:  Urinalysis/BIO Fluids 2
MDLT 2360 Capstone 1
  Credits Summer - Year 2 3


Updated: si 4/6/16