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Medical Laboratory Technician

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

Why Study Medical Laboratory Technician at LSC?

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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  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Medical Laboratory Technician
    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. Malorie Brazell
    Alum, Medical Laboratory Technician
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Surgical Technology
    Earning my CNA and phlebotomy certifications at LSC were the first steps on my medical career path to becoming a surgical technologist Emily Klick
    Alum, Surgical Technology
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Phlebotomy
    The faculty and staff are great. They go above and beyond to ensure you are where you need to be and help you to meet your goals. Bianca Nissen
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Medical Laboratory Technician
    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 Emily Behnke
    Alum, Medical Laboratory Technician
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Professional Nursing
    It’s competitive to get accepted into the LSC nursing program. This says to me that LSC is committed to having the best nursing program with the best students. Katrina Cole
    Alum, Professional Nursing
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Respiratory Therapy
    …now that I have returned to teach I realize even more how LSC faculty set the standard for rich engagement with students and I desire to meet and exceed that standard whenever possible – whether it be on campus or in the hospital. Eloisa Fournier
    Alum, Respiratory Therapy

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.

Plan Your Education

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your 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.

This program has additional entry requirements.

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program Application Window is open.

Accepted/Current LSC Students: Apply to the program.

Prospective LSC Students: Learn more about the application process.

Career Laddering in the Medical Laboratory


Program Goals and Outcomes

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Want to Learn More?

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

After You Graduate

  • Learn about pathways to Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) careers
  • Already working as an MLT? Become an MLS right here in Duluth! St. Cloud State’s MLT to MLS program works with your LSC MLT degree (through articulation). Classes are held on LSC’s main campus using ITV. To get started: contact Louise Mills at SCSU ( (320) 308-5438 ) or Crystal Schmidt, M.Ed., MLS(ASCP)CM, MLT Director (LSC) (218) 733-6939 .
  • Application Deadline: Feb 1st, will continue to accept applications till June 1st if seats are available. See the SCSU website for application materials and information.
  • MLT to MLS program contact:
    Louise Millis, MLS Program Director (SCSU)
    (320) 308-5438


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

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