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Medical Laboratory Technician

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 67 credits
Delivery Method: On-Campus


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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Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Health Science right for you?

Health science workers promote health and wellness. They diagnose and treat injuries and disease. As a physician, dentist, or nurse, you could work directly with patients. You could also work in a laboratory to get information used in research or provide administrative support by keeping medical records.

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
  • Interact with health care professionals – communicating test results and resolving diagnostic/testing inconsistencies

Plan Your Education

Updates have been made to admission requirements and/or pre-program course work for Fall of 2023.  Please see an advisor for changes.

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

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

This program may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.

Career Laddering in the Medical Laboratory

This program has additional entry requirements.

The Medical Laboratory Technician AAS Program Application Window is open.

Accepted/Current LSC Students: Apply to the program.

Prospective LSC Students: Learn more about the application process.

Goals and Outcomes

Program Goals and Outcomes

MLT Program Questions

Contact your advisor or
Crystal Schmidt, M.Ed., MLS(ASCP)CM.
MLT Program Director
[email protected]

After You Graduate


National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

The Medical Laboratory Technician program is NAACLS accredited. NAACLS is located at 5600 N River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, www.naacls.org

“With high demand for med lab techs and scientists, you can pretty much get a job anywhere. The LSC medical laboratory tech program is challenging. It takes a lot of work and dedication, but if you push through, it is well-rewarding.”

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MLT alumna
Malorie BrazellAlum, Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) AAS
“I have been fortunate at St. Luke’s to have so many opportunities to improve my knowledge base. My co-workers put care and dedication into each and every sample that passes through the lab. They work as a team to continually improve and communicate effectively.”

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Emily BehnkeAlum, Medical Laboratory Technician AAS

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