AAS Course Requirements

MLT Online Courses

See the WSU Course Catalog for a short description of each course. Most of the AAS online courses have two major components:

  1. The didactic ("lecture") content, which is delivered online using various instructional approaches
  2. The laboratory component, which is to be completed concurrently with the class, in the laboratory where you have found clinical support. 

A detailed list of laboratory competencies is provided with each course. You will work closely with a mentor in your laboratory who has agreed to be available to answer questions, evaluate core laboratory competencies and give assistance as needed. The role of the mentor is not to serve as a full-time clinical instructor. Various mentors may be utilized depending on the size of your laboratory. At the end of each course, the mentor provides the MLS department with a completed competency list, including comments on your performance.  

Credit Hour Requirements

A total of 63 credit hours is required for graduation including; MLT courses,  support courses, general education courses. General education and support course requirements for the AAS degree can be taken prior to or concurrently with the MLT program. However, students must be accepted into the Online AAS program before starting any MLT courses, with the exception of MLS 1001 Online Orientation for AAS degree.

General Education

Refer to general requirements for Associate of Applied Science requirements. General education requirements for the AAS degree can be taken prior to or concurrently with the MLT program. However, you must complete all AAS general education requirements to earn the AAS degree.  

Some requirements may be met by ACT, CLEP, and/or AP scores as designated by the university (contact the Admissions Office for more information).

Required Support Courses

21 credit hours (the following are offered F, S, Su)

  • CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry (5)
  • CHEM 1120 Elementary Organic/Biochemistry(5)
  • HTHS 1110  Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • HTHS 1111  Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • MICR 1113   Introductory Microbiology (3)

Recommended Support Courses

  • MLS 2003  Applied Lab Math & Statistics * (3) F, Su

*Will satisfy the math requirement for AAS degree.


AAS MLS Required Core Courses

Note: You must be accepted into the AAS program to enroll in any of these courses, with the exception of MLS 1001. All MLT courses are available every semester. 

34 credit hours

  • MLS 1001  Online Orientation for AAS degree (1)  
  • MLS 1113  Introduction to Laboratory Practices (4)   
  • MLS 1114  Principles of Clinical Hematology and Hemostasis (4)  
  • MLS 2211  Principles of Clinical Chemistry I (5)    
  • MLS 2212  Principles of Clinical Microbiology I (4)  
  • MLS 2213  Principles of Clinical Chemistry II (5)   
  • MLS 2214  Principles of Clinical Microbiology II (4)  
  • MLS 2210  Principles of Immunohematology (5)  
  • MLS 2256  Supervised Clinical Experience I (1)
    • Credit given for clinical experience
  • MLS 2257  Supervised Clinical Experience II (1)
    • Credit given for clinical experience

Refer to the WSU current course catalog for course descriptions. This curriculum pattern is subject to revision and is not an academic contract. See your advisor to make sure you are choosing the proper courses.