(Constitutes one major with two concentrations)
Concentration: Medical Laboratory Technician (19 cr.)
The program develops proficiency in the performance of a variety of tests as well as an understanding of the interrelationships of laboratory data and physiological processes. Medical laboratory technicians perform routine laboratory tests under supervision to provide diagnostic data in clinical and biomedical industries. The first three semesters of the program consist of liberal arts, science and clinical laboratory courses taken on campus. During the last semester of the second year, students are placed in an affiliated hospital to complete a full-time clinical practicum experience. This concentration is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science, students with this concentration will be eligible for ASCP MLT certification.
Concentration: Science Technician (17 cr.)
This concentration career ladders into the science technologist and anatomic pathology BS concentrations. This program prepares graduates to work in a variety of laboratory settings (biomedical, commercial, etc). Students are provided with a basic foundation in clinical techniques complemented with science and math.
For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Clinical Sciences, School of department page.
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|Total Credits Required||60-62|
*Medical Laboratory Technician - any 8 credits of chemistry courses above 100 level instead of CH 111 and CH 112.
**Students who score below a predictive "C" on the Northern Michigan University's mathematics placement test for MA 111 are required to take MA 100. Students who score a "C" or higher are exempt from the mathematics requirement.
***If taken CH 111 and CH 112. See adviser for chemistry choice.
Bulletin Year: 2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin