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Medical Lab Technician - AAS

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department of Technology, Design and Technical Education


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Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 71


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

3.0 GPA
Total USU Credits 20 USU Credits within the Major 10


Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing


Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 3.0 GPA

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1) 3 
CHEM 1010: Introduction to Chemistry (BPS) 3 
CHEM 1015: Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory 1 

STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL) 3  or
STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL) 5 

RECOMMENDED but not required:
HEAL 1008: Medical Terminology 2 
HEAL 1500: Anatomy and Physiology (BLS) 3 


First Year

 Fall Semester


General Education Info and Notes:


Spring Semester


General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 1010: Biology and the Citizen (BLS)   3     CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)   4    
BIOL 1013: Biology and the Citizen Lab   1     CHEM 1115: General Chemistry I Laboratory   1    
PSY 1010: General Psychology (BSS)   3     MLT 2230: Urinalysis and Other Body Fluids   4    
ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     MLT 2240: Hematology    6    
MLT 1010: Introduction to Medical Laboratory    3          

Second Year

 Fall Semester


General Education Info and Notes:


Spring Semester


General Education Info and Notes:

MLT 2270 Immunology/Serology    3     MLT 2280: Immunohematology    5    
MLT 2430 Clinical Chemistry I    3     MLT 2450: Clinical Chemistry II    4    
MLT 2570 Clinical Microbiology I    5     MLT 2550: Practicum in Medical Technology    3    
CMST 2110: Interpersonal Communication (BHU/HR)    3     MLT 2580: Clinical Microbiology II    5    


Program Requirements

Students must maintain a 2.67 GPA in program coursework. 

Health Professions Math Prerequisite Options

Students must complete one of the following courses:

National Accreditation

The Utah State University Eastern, Utah State University Moab and Utah State University Blanding Medical Laboratory Technician programs are under “Serious Applicant” status for accreditation through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Students are now eligible to sit for national certification exam through American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or American Medical Technologists (AMT).

NAACLS is committed to being the premier agency for international accreditation of educational programs in the clinical laboratory sciences and related health care disciplines.


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