65 Credits    AAS 3309,  Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Degree Description

The Medical Laboratory Technician curriculum includes a combination of general education and support courses, online lectures, face-to-face student laboratory sessions, and placement of students in a hospital or clinic internship experience. The program is considered a "hybrid" program because there are required face-to face student laboratory sessions in which a student must physically be present on one of SCC's two campuses in order to fulfil the requirements of the student laboratory sessions.  Lab work is conducted under the supervision of a certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist. The experience allows the student to apply knowledge learned in the didactic phase in an employment-like setting. Students rotate through all areas of the clinical laboratory gaining experience and practice in basic clinical laboratory techniques, procedures, and phlebotomy.

Admission Process

Application to the Medical Laboratory Technician program requires a separate application process from admission to the college.   Applications for the program are typically due on April 1st for a Fall Semester start.   To obtain an application, please visit the MLT program website.  Applicants must have completed or be in the process of completing the following sequence of courses with a grade of ā€œCā€ or higher:

  • HC 1000 Medical Terminology (3 credit)
  • CHEM108 Introduction to Chemistry (4 credits)
  • MDLT1810 Laboratory Techniques and Orientation (3 credits)
  • BIOL162 Human Biology (4 credits)

Campus: North Mankato
Program Start Date: Fall Semester

Estimate for 65 credit program

Tuition is paid on a semester by semester basis and will vary depending on the courses and total credits you take.

Tuition and Fees: $13,327
Tools and Equipment: $ n/a
Total Estimated Cost: $13,327 *

Compare the costs and you'll see that tuition at South Central College is much more affordable than other institutions.

*Based on 2023-2024 tuition and fees rates. Does not include extra expenses for online delivery, course fees, or course differential. Books, transportation, and living expenses also not included.

The course requirements listed below are specific to the current school year (noted above). If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (19 Courses )

You must complete the following required courses:

Required Arts and Sciences (4 Courses )

To complete an AAS Degree, students must complete 15 MNTC credits from 3 of the 10 MNTC Goal Areas. The following courses are required:




Other Required Courses (2 Courses )

Applicant must have completed or be in the process of completing the following pre-major courses with a grade of "C" or higher.

PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.