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Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree

As a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Associate's degree student, you study comprehensive courses that include Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Blood Banking, Microbiology, and other crucial and related areas so you can be successful in your career. To complement your academics, you also complete a 6-month practicum at a clinical laboratory in a healthcare facility.

Upon graduation, you will be prepared for and can apply to take the MLT (ASCP) National Credentialing exam at no additional cost.

Work Behind the Scenes to Make a Difference in Patients' Lives

Our MLT curriculum includes in-depth curriculum and lab-specific courses that allow you to utilize fully-equipped, professional-grade laboratories so you gain the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • Accurately perform the diagnostic testing
  • Perform critical tests that provide physicians with the information to diagnosis life-threatening diseases and illnesses

This comprehensive curriculum prepares you to have a positive impact on patient's lives while working behind the scenes as an MLT.

As an Associate's degree graduate, you can choose to enter the workforce, or you can continue your education by seamlessly transferring your credits into our Healthcare Management Bachelor's degree program.

To learn more about our Medical Lab Technician Associate's degree or Diploma, complete the contact request form on the right, or call us at 888-549-6755. One of our program managers will be happy to answer your questions.

Program Highlights
  • Fully-equipped and professional-grade laboratories
  • Industry-standard equipment used throughout lab-based courses
  • MLT Associate's degree credits can be transferred into our Healthcare Management Bachelor's degree

Medical Lab Technician Degree Courses

Graduates of the Rasmussen College medical lab technician program will know how to perform clinical laboratory procedures, how to type and cross match blood for transfusions, and understand anatomy and pathophysiology.  You'll also learn how to operate and maintain medical lab equipment and adhere to the safety standards and practices within this healthcare field.

  • Perform clinical laboratory procedures
  • Type and cross match blood for transfusions
  • Operate and maintain medical lab equipment
  • Understand safety standards and practices for healthcare

Sample Course List

Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science
An introduction to laboratory medicine and the profession of clinical laboratory science. This course will emphasize professionalism, laboratory safety, and routine laboratory procedures including quality control and lab math.
Hematology I
Introduction to the theory and practical application of routine and special hematology procedures. Presents red-blood-cell function, hematopoeisis, and associated diseases. The student laboratory focuses on identifying normal and abnormal red-blood-cell morphology and the evaluation of stained blood smears.
Basic immunology and serology concepts will be presented with an emphasis on selected infectious diseases and autoimmune disorders. The theory of immunologic and serologic procedures will also be presented.
Clinical Practicum I
Students will perform in supervised clinical rotations of the clinical chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis, hematology, blood bank, phlebotomy, and specimen-collection departments of the clinical affiliate.
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Estimated Program Cost

  •   Full Time Part Time
  • Upper Division Credits

    Upper division courses

    Upper Division courses are either listed as 300-400 or 3000-4000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $310
  • Lower Division Credits

    Lower division courses

    Lower Division courses are either listed as 100-200 or 1000-2000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $395
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    Estimated Tuition Price

    Price if you are continuously enrolled in your program of study until graduation. Estimated price does not include $150 course resource fee.

  • Grants

    None Partner Success
  • Discounts and Scholarships

    None Corporate Military Scholarship


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  • Net. Estimated Price

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Estimated Potential Earnings

If you invested in your degree and started a career as a , the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states the median yearly salary for this career is . At that rate, your estimated return on investment would be over the course of a lifetime.

A career as a is just one career option you can pursue with your degree. Your income potential can vary based on your specialization or industry, and you should explore all your options to find the career that is right for you.

A Degree Matters

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree—regardless of the field of study—can greatly improve your income potential in today's job market. In fact, according to the BLS, degree holders earn, on average, significantly more than high school diploma holders:

National Average Lifetime Earnings**
Unemployment Rate**
Bachelor's Degree
Associate's Degree
Some College
High School Diploma


Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 40 years

What's Your Earnings Potential?

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree-regardless of the field of study-can greatly improve income potential in today's job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), here is the salary data for careers our graduates have chosen:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile Salary 25th Percentile Salary 50th Percentile Salary
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians$25,210$30,600$37,970

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook,

BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed, and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary. Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years,

Salary data includes earnings of June 2012 – March 2013 Rasmussen College graduates who reported salary information, reviewed 12 months after graduation. This data does not specify that each graduate was placed by Rasmussen College in their current position; some graduates find jobs on their own while others maintain previously held employment.

The average
starting salary
for our Medical Lab Technician graduates:


Seamless Transfer Policies

  • Transfer up to 50% of the credits required to complete your degree
  • Credits accepted from nationally and regionally accredited schools
  • Course-by-course evaluation of all courses with a grade of C or higher
  • Transfer of credit for Medical Laboratory Technician core courses with a ML prefix have a two (2) year limit.
  • No expiration of your previously-earned general education and certain degree-specific credits
  • Credit through prior learning, work, and military experience
    • Test out of courses where you can demonstrate specific knowledge
    • Complete advanced placement (AP) exams and achieve a score of 3 or higher
    • Successfully complete college exams (e.g., CLEP, DSST, DANTES, etc.)
    • Successfully submit course waivers for approval from Rasmussen College
    • Submit credits transcribed by the American Council of Education (ACE)
    • Submit a military transcript
  • Transfer all unrestricted general education courses from your previously earned Associate's or Bachelor's degree, regardless of course of study
  • Course waivers will be considered for students who have earned the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS or CCS-P) from AHIMA. In addition, an X-ray operator license may also be considered.