2019-2020 CSN Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2022  
2019-2020 CSN Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Technician, AAS [MLTECH-AAS, 66 Total Credits]

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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. 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.

Upon successful completion of the above, the student may apply to the State of Nevada for the required license as a Medical Technician.


  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 (31 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

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

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: COM 101

  • any AM prefix course
  • or  any ANTH prefix course (except ANTH 102 and ANTH 110L)
  • or  any ART prefix course
  • or  any COM prefix course
  • or  any ECON prefix course
  • or   or above
  • or  
  • or  any HIST prefix course
  • or  any MUS prefix course (except MUS 100)
  • or  any PHIL prefix course
  • or  
  • or  any PSC prefix course
  • or  any PSY prefix course
  • or  any SOC prefix course
  • or  any THTR prefix course (except THTR 275)
  • or  
  • or  World Languages 101B or above (this includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)

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