Medical Laboratory Technician (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.

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 and required general education courses (24-28 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.


General Education Courses that can be taken at RRCC include:

LSC COURSES RRCC EQUIVALENT
ALTH 1410 Medical Terminology HLTH 1210 Medical Terminology
COMM 1100 Introduction to Communication or COMM 1105 Interpersonal Communication or ENGL 1106 College Composition I COMM 1000 Introduction to Communications or COMM 1010 Interpersonal Communication or ENGL 1010 English Composition I
PSYC 1135 Lifespan Development Psychology or PSYC 1120 General Psychology or SOC 1111 Introduction to Sociology PSYC 2400 Lifespan Development or PSYC 1020 General Psychology or SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology
BIOL 1140 Human Anatomy and Physiology I BIOL 2000 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 1141 Human Anatomy and Physiology II BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM 1110 Aspects of Chemistry I or CHEM 1210 General Chemistry I (MLS Track) CHEM 1050 Introduction to Chemistry or CHEM 1090 Principles of Chemistry I
BIOL 1170 Microbiology BIOL 2300 Microbiology
MLTN 1575 Phlebotomy for Health Professionals HLTH 1030 Phlebotomy Skills for Health Professionals
PHIL 1130 Ethics (MLS Track) PHIL 1050 Introduction to Ethics

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