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Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) 


The WSU Medical Laboratory Sciences programs are organized in a "ladder" format with the four-year curriculum divided into two programs, the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Program followed by the Bachelor of Science (BS) Program.

Support courses and general education requirements can be taken either through the WSU online program or at your nearby university or college. Official transcripts may then be sent to WSU to be applied towards your degree.

This program is only available to students in the United States. 


  • This online degree is the option for you if you like a more flexible online course schedule and have full laboratory support
  • Learn from our experienced instructors who thoroughly understand the industry
  • Our graduates report high rates of satisfaction with the curriculum and program
  • Our program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 


The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences will focus on fundamental and ethical skills, including:

  • Professional conduct and ethical behavior
  • Effective communication skills
  • Patient safety
  • Performance of waived, moderate, and high complexity laboratory procedures to include pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of laboratory testing 
  • Correlation of theory with laboratory work
  • Correlation of laboratory findings to common disease

In addition, you will feel prepared to either work in the field of your choice, or pursue a four year degree in MLS.



The MLS program works in a "ladder" format. The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program comprises the first two years of the program. Upon graduation from the MLT program, you will receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Medical Laboratory sciences. 

AAS graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination through ASCP and enter the workforce following that certification. The average starting salary for a medical laboratory technician in a hospital laboratory is $40,000 or higher. 

After completing your AAS degree, if you wish to continue on for a four-year degree, you must apply and be accepted into the Bachelor of Science Medical Laboratory Scientist program (MLS).




before you begin, get to know what courses will be required for this degree  

  • The online Associate of Applied Science program in the Medical Laboratory Sciences Department heavily relies on your clinical mentor and laboratory competencies components.

    TIP: Due to the extensive laboratory requirements in our online program, we strongly recommend that students stick to 8-10 credit hours per semester to help balance their workload, laboratory requirements and course load.

  • General Education Requirements

    Please refer to WSU's general requirements for Associate of Applied Science for the following information on: 

    • Composition (6)
    • Creative Arts & Humanities (3)
    • Math: MATH 1010 or MLS 2003* (3-4)
    • Social Sciences (3)
    • Physical/Life Sciences (3)** 


    *This course will not carry over to BS MLS program

    **met with support courses

    Total credit hours: 18-19

    Most general education requirements for the AAS degree should be taken prior to the MLT program. You must complete all AAS general education requirements to earn the MLT degree.

  • Required Support Courses

    • HTHS 1110 LS: Integrated Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
    • HTHS 1111: Integrated Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
    • MICR 1113 LS: Introductory Microbiology (3)

    • CHEM 1110/1115 PS: Elementary Chemistry (5)
    • CHEM 1120/1120: Elementary Organic Biochemistry (5)


    • CHEM 1210 PS: Principles of Chemistry I (5)
    • CHEM 1220: Principles of Chemistry II (5)

    Total credit hours: 21-24 

    View the full course catalog for more details.

  • Core Requirements

    • MLS 1001: Online Orientation (1)

    Students will need to be admitted to the MLS program before registering for any of the courses below.

    • MLS 1113: Intro to Medical Laboratory Practices (4)
    • MLS 1114: Principles of Hematology & 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)*
    • MLS 2257 Supervised Clinical Experience II (1)*

    Credit given for completing clinical competency requirements in each MLS course

    Total credit hours: 34

    View the full course catalog for more details.


 discover your pathway to admissions—understand what it takes to be eligible for this program & application deadlines

 This program utilizes priority application deadlines


  • Step 1: Apply & Place

    Apply to WSU

    Enroll at Weber State University

    Weber State University (WSU) is an open-enrollment university, you can apply anytime by visiting the link above. 

    Don't forget, once a Wildcat always a Wildcat. If you've taken a WSU course in the past (including concurrently) please visit Return to Weber for more information.

    General admissions fee is $30.


    Placement Testing for Math & English

    Placement testing for math and English gives you a starting point for general education. 

    Students with a previous BS or BA degrees do not need placement testing for math or English. 

    Students with a previous AS or AAS degrees may need to complete math and/or English placement testing depending on transfer courses.

    If you are unsure if you need placement testing, check your CatTracks or contact your MLS Advisor from your e-weber email with your W#. 



    Math Placement Information

    English Placement Information

  • Step 2: Advise & Require

    Academic Advising

    We want to be sure you succeed in your ever upward dreams, and in an online format we also want you to know we are here to help.

    Contact our MLS advisors to get your major updated and for guidance on when to apply to the online AAS programs. In addition, we will help you set up an academic plan and map out your courses up to graduation.

    Online AAS/MLT Applicant Advisor

    Ashley Wilkinson


    Academic and Clinical Requirements to Apply

    To apply to our Online AAS MLS program, please be sure the following academic and clinical requirements have been met: 

    • Overall GPA of 2.7 or higher 
    • Completion of English 1010 and 2010 and MATH 1010 or MLS 2003
    • Completion of 3 to 4 support courses with a C grade or better, see Required Support Courses above*
    • Clinical support in Phlebotomy, Urinalysis, Serology, Hematology, Chemistry, Blood Bank, and Microbiology/Bacteriology. We do not assist with student clinical placement. 


    *Note: Equivalent courses completed at regionally accredited institutions may be accepted.

  • Step 3: Program Application

    To apply to the AAS MLS (Medical Laboratory Technician degree), you will complete an online program application.

    BEFORE you start your application, please note the following:

    • MLS priority application deadlines:
      • Fall semester: May 1
      • Spring semester: September 1 
      • Summer semester: Feb 1
    • A one-time, non-refundable $95 fee application fee will be required (payable via credit card)
    • International students will be asked to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting an English Proficiency Exam score on their application
    • You must upload the MLS Statement of Support with your application


    Applications received after priority deadlines will be processed as time permits or moved to the following application cycle.


    After completing the AAS MLS application, students will be notified via email of preliminary application review: complete or incomplete status.  Incomplete applications will not be considered for acceptance.

    Notice of acceptance or declinations will be sent to the student's WSU Gmail account (accessible through your e-weber portal). Please note, application processing make take up to 6-8 weeks from the time the application is considered complete.

    If you have any questions or concerns during the application process, please contact Online MLS advisor. 



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