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
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.