2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    May 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)

Medical Laboratory Technician, AAS


Some of these courses are program prerequisites and MUST be completed before a student is considered eligible for entry into the Program. Students MUST attend a Health Programs orientation and meet with a Health Programs advisor for additional advisement.

The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) is an important member of the health care team in hospitals, clinics, medical research, and teaching centers, and is an indispensable participant with physicians in providing critical diagnostic information. The MLT functions as a dependable, ambitious, and highly motivated professional capable of handling high stress situations with ease and confidence.
The MLT performs diagnostic laboratory procedures using state-of-the-art instrumentation to aid in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease; monitors the standards of accuracy and precision in the performance of tests; performs routine preventive maintenance and troubleshoots instrument problems; and participates in research and evaluation of new procedures.
The Medical Laboratory Technology program is a two year program. It combines academic and laboratory courses on campus with practical experience at clinical affiliates.
Upon successful completion of the above, the student may apply to the State of Nevada for the required license as a Medical Technician.

This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, (847) 939-3597. Students successfully completing the program are eligible to take the National Certification examination.


CSN AAS Medical Laboratory Technician Map  


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Assess and correlate clinical and/or laboratory data through the application of theory and principles.
  2. Perform and/or interpret laboratory calculations.
  3. Select appropriate courses of action in accordance with established laboratory procedures.
  4. Evaluate laboratory data to recognize, and report, clinically relevant results according to established procedures.

General Education Requirements


300-level and above courses cannot be used to satisfy GE requirements.

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

  • or   or above
  • REMINDER: If a student does not place into the correct college-level MATH course, they are required to complete a preparatory or prerequisite course(s) or attempt to gain a higher score on the MATH placement exam. Such preparatory or prerequisite courses are not part of the degree, may delay degree completion, and will cause the student to complete more credits than the total listed on this degree.

English Composition (3-5 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences (3 Credits)

Recommended: PHIL 102