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Medical Laboratory Technician - Associate of Applied Science Degree

65 Credits
AAS 2301/AAS 3309
Degree Description

The Medical Laboratory Technician curriculum includes a combination of general education and support courses, online lectures, face-to-face student laboratory sessions, and placement of students in a hospital or clinic internship experience. The program is considered a "hybrid" program because there are required face-to face student laboratory sessions in which a student must physically be present on one of SCC's two campuses in order to fulfil the requirements of the student laboratory sessions.  Lab work is conducted under the supervision of a certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist. The experience allows the student to apply knowledge learned in the didactic phase in an employment-like setting. Students rotate through all areas of the clinical laboratory gaining experience and practice in basic clinical laboratory techniques, procedures, and phlebotomy.

Admission Process

Application to the Medical Laboratory Technician program requires a separate application process from admission to the college.   Applications for the program are typically due on April 1st for a Fall Semester start.   To obtain an application, please visit the MLT program website.  Applicants must have completed or be in the process of completing the following sequence of courses with a grade of “C” or higher:

  • HC 1000 Medical Terminology (3 credit)
  • CHEM108 Introduction to Chemistry (4 credits)
  • MDLT1810 Laboratory Techniques and Orientation (3 credits)
  • BIOL162 Human Biology (4 credits)

Admission Dates: Fall Semester


Offered on the Faribault and North Mankato Campuses
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2017-2018 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (13 Courses)

You must complete the following required courses:
MDLT1810 Laboratory Techniques and Orientation (3 Credits)
MDLT1815 Hematology I (3 Credits)
MDLT1820 Coagulation (2 Credits)
MDLT1825 Urinalysis/Body Fluids (3 Credits)
MDLT1830 Hematology II (3 Credits)
MDLT1835 Immunology (2 Credits)
MDLT2806 Immunohematology I (2 Credits)
MDLT2807 Immunohematology II (2 Credits)
MDLT2811 Microbiology I (3 Credits)
MDLT2817 Chemistry I (4 Credits)
MDLT2818 Chemistry II (3 Credits)
MDLT2821 Microbiology II (3 Credits)
MDLT2825 Clinical Practice & Orientation (1 Credit)

Required Liberal Arts and Sciences (4 Courses)

To complete an AAS Degree, students must complete 15 MNTC credits from 3 of the 10 MNTC Goal Areas.

The following courses are required:
COMM140 Interpersonal Communication (3 Credits)
Or
COMM110 Public Speaking (3 Credits)
BIOL162 Human Biology (4 Credits)
CHEM108 Introduction to Chemistry (4 Credits)
Or
CHEM110 Chemistry for the Health Sciences (4 Credits)
PSYC100 Introduction to Psychology (4 Credits)
Or
PSYC140 Psychology of Positive Adjustment (4 Credits)

Other Required Courses (2 Courses)

Applicant must have completed or be in the process of completing the following pre-major courses with a grade of "C" or higher.
HC 1000 Medical Terminology (3 Credits)
OTEC1001 Computer Software for College (2 Credits)
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.