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Program Application Process
The next available Medical Laboratory Technician program start date is Fall Semester 2025. Interested students should submit an Application to the MLT Major that will be available here from November 1, 2024 until February 1, 2025 or later until seats are filled. To be considered for the fall 2025 MLT Major start, students must meet the following readiness criteria:

  • Completion of CHEM 1711 (Principles of Chemistry 1) with a C grade or higher or course in progress
  • Completion of MDLT 1600 (Medical Laboratory Math) with a C grade or higher or course in progress
  • Readiness for ENGL 1711 (through assessment score or successful completion of course prerequisite)

All applicants will receive email notification of their admission status approximately 6 weeks after the February 1, 2025 priority deadline. Applicants who submit applications after the mid-March admission status notification can expect to receive their email notifications as soon as possible. Applicants are evaluated according to the prioritization identified below.​

General Education/MnTC Requirements
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
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Students begin the program as a pre-Medical Laboratory Technician. A pre-Medical Laboratory Technician may take all of the required general education courses and medical terminology. Students should consult with  program advisors or a Health Careers pathway advisor to develop an appropriate educational plan.

Career Information

Career Settings

  • Hospital laboratories
  • Medical clinics
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Public health agencies
  • Reference laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical, industrial or medical research laboratories

Transfer Pathways

​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institution for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

For more information please go to ​www.saintpaul.edu/Transfer.​​

Medical Laboratory Technician AAS

  • BS Medical Laboratory Science, St. Cloud State University

Accreditations

The National Accrediting Agency accredits this program for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS):

NAACLS
5600 N River RD, Suite 720
Rosemount, IL 60018-5119
Telephone: 773.714.8880
Fax: 773.714.8886

Email: info@naacls.org
Web: www.naacls.org

USDE Professional Licensure

National Certification Exam
Upon completion of the program, the student is eligible to take an examination administered by the Board of Certification under the direction of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

​​​​​​Certificat​ion for Medical Laboratory Technician Program Graduates

Graduates of the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Saint Paul College are eligible to sit for the national examination administered by the Board of Certification (BOC) under the direction of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). In passing this nationally recognized examination, graduates attain a credential that allows them to be recognized as competent to carry out their professional duties in their medical laboratory career.

The Saint Paul College Medical Laboratory Technician program enjoys an overall pass rate of 100% over the past three years on the ASCP-BOC exam

YearGraduates Who
Sat for Exam
Graduates Who
Passed Exam
Pass Rate
20211818100%
202288100%
202399100%

Employment for Medical Laboratory Technician Program Graduates

Saint Paul College plays an important role in fulfilling the need of local healthcare organizations for qualified Medical Laboratory Technicians. Graduates of the MLT program are largely employed in hospital, clinic and reference laboratory settings. Some graduates also choose to pursue continuing education. Information about articulation agreements with baccalaureate degree programs can be found on the MLT Program Requirements Guide.

The Saint Paul College MLT Program enjoys a placement rate of ​97.9% for MLT graduates over the past three years. The table below identifies specific placement rates for each year.

YearGraduates placed in related employment or pursuing further educationGraduatesRelated
Employment Rate
2021171894.4%
202288100%
202399100%

Completion/Retention Data

Saint Paul College Medical Laboratory Technician faculty are committed to helping enrolled students meet their educational goals. For the past 3 years, 100% of students entering the final year of study successfully completed the program and earned the MLT-AAS degree. The table below identifies specific completion rates for each year.

YearStudents entering
final half of MLT Major
GraduatesCompletion Rate
20211818100%
202288100%
202399100%