Medical Lab Technician: AAS
Medical laboratory technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances. The basic course at USU will start down a specific and very special learning path using; medical laboratory techniques, medical lab practices, hematology, immunohematology, clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, immunology and serology. You may choose to continue in this area of study all the way through a PhD if you so desire. This field of study also opens up the world of forensics, molecular biology, parasitology, cytology, and histology. There are many possibilities that will become available to you.
Medical Lab Technician is only offered on the Blanding Campus.
General Education Requirements
Math (5 cr.)MATH 1050 - College Algebra 4 cr.
STAT 2000 - Statistical Methods 4 cr.
Human Relations (choose one 3 or 4 cr.)
Additional Gen Ed (5 cr.)
BIOL 1010 - Biology and the Citizen 3 cr.
BIOL 1013 - Biology and the Citizen Lab 1 cr.
BIOL 1500 - Anatomy and Physiology 3 cr.
CHEM 1010 - Introduction to Chemistry 3 cr.
CHEM 1015 - Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1 cr.
CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I 4 cr.
CHEM 1115 - General Chemistry I Lab 1 cr.
Medical Lab Technology Courses
MLT 1010 - Medical Laboratory Techniques 3 cr.
MLT 2230 - Clinical Laboratory Practices 2 cr.
MLT 2240 - Hematology 4 cr.
MLT 2270 - Immunology/Serology 3 cr.
MLT 2280 - Immunohematology 4 cr.
MLT 2430 - Clinical Chemistry I 3 cr.
MLT 2450 - Clinical Chemistry II 3 cr.
MLT 2550 - Practicum in Medical Terminology 3 cr.
MLT 2570 - Clinical Microbiology I 3 cr.
MLT 2580 - Clinical Microbiology II 3 cr.
NURS 1008 - Medical Terminology 2 cr.
Apply to Utah State University
Admission to the MLT Program is an additional process to admission to the University. Applicants should download the MLT Application Packet for details.
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This field of study also opens up opportunities in:
- molecular biology
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