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Medical Lab Technician

Associate's Degree

Next start date

January 06, 2020

Finish in as few as

21 months1

Learning options

  • On Campus
  • Online
  • Field Experience
  • Flex Choice®

You can make a positive impact on patients’ lives while working primarily behind the scenes with our NAACLS-accredited Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Associate’s degree program. You’ll take comprehensive courses, from clinical chemistry and microbiology to hematology, transfusion medicine and phlebotomy for well-rounded knowledge of the medical laboratory technician field. Our advanced curriculum and blend of virtual and hands-on practicums are designed to help you gain job-ready skills that employers seek, prepare for MLT certification and allow you to assist with patients in this fulfilling field.2 The Medical Laboratory Technician program is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework and self-directed assessments—a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know.

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After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Strive for the MLT (ASCP) Exam

Comprehensive curriculum and real-world experience are designed for Medical Laboratory Technician certification. Upon graduation, you will be prepared and can apply to take the MLT (ASCP) certification exam.3

Start a Career in Healthcare

Graduates of our MLT program feel confident starting their careers in the healthcare industry in a hands-on lab facility.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2016 and 2026 for medical and clinical laboratory technicians is 14%.4 A Medical Lab Technician degree from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.

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Skills

What Skills Will I Gain?

Diagnostic Testing

Learn how to accurately perform diagnostic testing and clinical laboratory procedures in a real-world setting.

Blood Work

Gain hands-on skills to type and crossmatch blood for transfusions utilizing professional-grade laboratories.

Equipment and Technology

Operate and maintain medical lab equipment and have insight on relevant technology to help you succeed in your profession.

Safety Standards

Understand safety standards and practices that are vital to any healthcare setting.

medical lab technician and blood vials
Become an essential part of patient diagnosis through hands-on experience analyzing blood results and working with essential healthcare technology.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Phlebotomy

    • MLT 1325
    • Online
    • 3 Credits

    Teaches the skills to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions.

    Hematology I

    • MLT 1377
    • Online
    • 3 Credits

    Introduces the theory and practical application of routine and special hematology procedures and presents red blood cell function, hematopoiesis and associated diseases.

    Clinical Microbiology I

    • MLT 1448
    • Online
    • 3 Credits

    Studies basic concepts of microbiology with an emphasis on cell structure and function of human pathogenic microorganisms.

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Enrollment

What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Entrance Requirements

Entrance requirements for the School of Health Sciences vary by program. To learn more and receive help planning your healthcare career path, contact a program manager who will speak to you about: immunizations, background checks and TEAS scores.

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Transfer Student

We believe in giving credit where it’s due. Talk to a program manager today or explore our Transfer Policy page to review our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.

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Help Paying for College

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to a program manager and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts.

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Class Locations

Where Can I Find an MLT Program Near Me?

At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available on your schedule, not the other way around. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus and nationally online, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources. See below to find out where you can find a Medical Lab Technician program near you.

  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. The application fee for each qualified student’s first exam attempt is included in the total program costs. Should you need to take the exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
  4. Graduates of this program meet the educational requirements needed to apply for a Pharmacy Technician license or registration from the board of pharmacy or equivalent agency in the following states: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WI and WY. Other eligibility requirements may apply. Please check with the board of pharmacy or equivalent agency in your state of residence. This program may not meet the educational requirements needed to apply for a Pharmacy Technician license or registration in states not listed above. Please check with the board of pharmacy or equivalent agency in your state of residence for further information.
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