Medical Laboratory Technician | Lake Superior College

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.

Skills and 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

RRCC Cohort

The partnership between Rainy River Community College and Lake Superior College will allow students in the I. Falls area to complete their pre-program courses (12-14 credits) and required general education courses (13 credits) at RRCC. Upon completion of the pre-program and required gen ed courses, students will attend LSC for three semesters to complete the MLTN courses. The fourth semester of clinical practicum can be completed in I. Falls.

Additionally, Lake Superior College has partnered with St. Cloud State University, to provide working, certified MLT’s the opportunity to continue their education via ITV at RRCC in a 2+2 program to earn their Medical Laboratory Scientist BS degree.

Pre-program and required general education courses at RRCC:

HLTH 1200 Medical Terminology / 1 credit
BIOL 2000 Human Anatomy and Physiology I / 4 credits
BIOL 2300 Microbiology / 4 credits
CHEM 1050 Intro to Chemistry / 4 credits
or CHEM 1090 Principles of Chemistry I / 5 credits
SPCH 1000 Intro to Communications / 3 credits
or SPCH 1010 Interpersonal Communication
or ENGL 1010 English Composition I
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy and Physiology II / 4 credits
PHIL 1050 Intro to Ethics / 3 credits
PSYC 1020 General Psychology / 3 credits
or PSYC 2400 Lifespan Development
or SOC 1100 Intro to Sociology

Note: The Fall 2018 Program Planner is in DRAFT form and is subject to change.

Lake Superior College MLT Website