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Medical Lab Technician

Associate's Degree

With a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) degree in Minnesota you can become an essential part of patient diagnosis. In our hybrid on-campus and online MLT program, you study comprehensive courses that include clinical chemistry and microbiology, hematology, transfusion medicine and phlebotomy. Hands-on curriculum and experienced training in our NAACLS-accredited MLT program prepare you to have a positive impact on patients’ lives while working primarily behind the scenes. In as few as 21 months, you can earn your Medical Technologist Associate's degree, prepare for MLT certification online and be on your way to a rewarding healthcare career.1

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  • Institutional and Programmatic Accreditation

    Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more about programmatic accreditation and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

  • Prep for MLT (ASCP) Certification

    The MLT program offers a comprehensive curriculum and real-world experience. In our NAACLS-accredited MLT program online and on campus, you will be prepared for and can apply to take the MLT certification (ASCP) exam. Plus, the exam fee is included in your total program costs.2

  • Self-Directed Assessments

    Save time and money on your Associate's degree with self-directed assessments. These $149 online, interactive assessments allow you to show that you already achieved the skills and knowledge for a particular course and don't need to take it. We'll provide prep materials and you can work with a peer tutor to prepare at no additional cost. Learn more about self-directed assessments and other Knowledge Credit® options.

  • Blend of On-Campus & Online MLT Courses

    Our blended NAACLS-accredited MLT Program online and on-campus curriculum provides a solid understanding of the healthcare industry. Our MLT school offers on-campus MLT courses in Minnesota at the Eagan campus, preparing you for MLT certification online or in person.

Medical Lab Technician Credentials Offered

Medical Lab Technician

Associate's Degree

Finish in as few as

21 months1

Learning includes

  • On-Campus and Online Classes
  • Field Experience

Intended for

Students looking to have a positive impact on patients' lives, work behind the scenes of the medical field and start a successful career as a medical laboratory technician with well-rounded knowledge about the field.

Prepares you for

Medical and clinical laboratory technician

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What Does a Medical Lab Technician Do? (A Closer Look)

You’ve heard about the exciting career opportunity in the healthcare industry, but you don’t exactly picture yourself as a nurse. Find out what you can do with a Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's degree and see if it’s the right one for you.

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Turn Your Medical Lab Technician Education into a Career

We’ve made advancing your medical and clinical laboratory career even easier by offering medical lab technician courses online and medical laboratory technician certification that fit into a busy working schedule through Rasmussen’s medical technologist school online and on campus. Throughout the Medical Laboratory Technician program, you gain the knowledge and skills you need to perform critical tests that provide physicians with the information to diagnosis life-threatening diseases and illnesses. To complement your academics, you also complete a practicum at clinical site affiliates. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for and can apply to take the MLT (ASCP) certification exam at no additional cost.2

Here is an overview of your potential career field with a Medical Lab Technician (MLT) degree.

Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians – Minnesota

  • Projected Growth 2018–2028: 3


  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Associate's Degree

Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians – National

  • BLS Projected Growth 2020–2030: 3


  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree


National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

The Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's degree program at the Eagan campus in Minnesota is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N River Road
Suite 720
Rosemount, IL 60018
Fax: 773-714-8886

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Medical Lab Tech Program Outcomes

Rasmussen University has MLT National Certification Pass Rates, MLT Placement Rates, MLT Graduation Rates and MLT Attrition Rates available to view.

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