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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Goals and Outcomes

Program Goals and Outcomes

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


Before you start the program:

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

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

After you graduate:

“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 Brazell, alumnaLSC MLT AAS degree
“My medical laboratory technician degree at Lake Superior College completes half of the fully transferable coursework I need to pursue my bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory sciences. This saves me quite a bit in tuition and time.”

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Emily BehnkeMedical Laboratory Technician A.A.S. degree program/St. Cloud State University MLS degree Pathways Program
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Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree. Starting Fall 2018, LSC will charge the same rates regardless of a student’s state of residence. Non-Minnesota residents will pay the same tuition rates as Minnesota residents.

Tuition & Fees

2 Years

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

Potential Career Opportunities

Medical Laboratory Technicians work in hospitals, clinics, physician office labs, reference laboratories as well as sales and technical service positions in the healthcare industry.

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

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

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