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A.A.S. Medical Laboratory Technician

A.A.S. Medical Laboratory Technician

Why Medical Laboratory Technician?

The mission of the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program is to provide a high quality, learning-centered education in medical laboratory theory and practice that maximizes student learning and makes students partners in their education. Medical laboratory technicians, under supervision of a physician or medical laboratory scientist, perform general laboratory tests that aid physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The curriculum allows a student to meet employment and transferability goals. Students receive both theoretical and experiential study, including an internship through clinical affiliate Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City, MT. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.

Goals of the Medical Laboratory Technician program are to:

  • Train competent MLTs with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level proficiency in all areas of medical laboratory science.
  • Provide a two-year associate degree program for students in the region.
  • Operate a program in which a maximum number of credits will fulfill requirements for four-year Medical Laboratory Science programs in the region.
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Total Credits for Program Completion: 91(92)

  First Year - Fall Semester     17 Credits Credits
Intro to General Chemistry & Lab4
Intro to Psychology3
College Writing I3
Introduction to Statistics3
Phlebotomy Fundamentals3
Phlebotomy Fundamentals Lab1
  First Year - Spring Semester     14 Credits Credits
Human Anatomy & Physiology I (equiv to 301) & Lab4
Intro to Organic & Biochemistry & Lab4
Introduction to Public Speaking3
Basic MS Office3
  Summer Semester     8 Credits Credits
Microbiology for Health Sciences & Lab4
Human Anatomy & Physiology II (equiv to 311) & Lab4
  Second Year - Fall Semester     12 Credits Credits
Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science *1
Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics *2
Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory *1
Clinical Chemistry *2
Clinical Chemistry Laboratory *1
Clinical Parasitology and Mycology *1
Clinical Parasitology and Mycology Laboratory *1
Urinalysis and Body Fluids *1
Urinalysis and Body Fluids Laboratory *1
  Second Year - Spring Semester     13 Credits Credits
Hemostasis *1
Hematology *3
Hematology Lab *1
Immunohematology *3
Immunohematology Laboratory *1
Clinical Microbiology *2
Clinical Microbiology Laboratory *2
  Summer Semester     3 Credits Credits
Clinical Experience I *3
  Third Year - Fall Semester     6 Credits Credits
Clinical Experience II *5
MLT Seminar *1

* Bismarck State College Course

Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.