Are you interested in working in a medical laboratory setting? How about performing tests that help diagnose and treat disease? If so, you may want to become a medical laboratory technician (MLT)! The medical laboratory technician program at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN provides the entry level knowledge and technical skills needed to work in a medical laboratory. MLT graduates leave the program prepared for the national certification exam.

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Skills & Knowledge

  • Phlebotomy (drawing blood)
  • Test specimens (blood, body fluids, tissues and cells) for abnormalities or diseases
  • Analysis in hematology, microbiology, coagulation, urinalysis, clinical chemistry and transfusion service
  • Internship with health care professionals – communicating test results and resolving diagnostic/testing inconsistencies

Plan Your Education

The Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your MLT degree at Lake Superior College.

LSC Program Guide

Goals and Outcomes

Program Goals and Outcomes

Before you start:

  • Pre-program courses are also available at Rainy River Community College in International Falls, MN

After you graduate:

MLT to MLS program contacts:
Virginia Haynes, MLT Director (LSC)
(218)733-5952 v.haynes@lsc.edu

Louise Millis, MLS Program Director (SCSU)
(320) 308-5438 lmillis@stcloudstate.edu

Are you ready to take the next step?


Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Tuition & Fees

2 Years

The MLT degree may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.

Potential Career Opportunities

Medical Laboratory Technicians may work in hospitals, clinics, physician office labs, reference laboratories, and potentially in sales and quality control positions in the healthcare industry.

Duluth Median Wage


Minnesota Median Wage


US Median Wage


Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.

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Call us at 218-733-7600


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The Medical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

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