In cooperation with affiliate hospitals, the college offers a two-year program for training Medical Laboratory Technicians. The curriculum includes three semesters on campus of general education, science and medical laboratory technician courses, and one semester (24 weeks) in a clinical experience at one of the three affiliate hospital laboratories. Upon completion of the program students are prepared for the MLT National Board of Registry certification exam and employment in hospital, clinic and commercial labs, blood donor facilities, instrument sales, and education and research facilities. Graduates may articulate to a four-year institution to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology. Individuals entering the program must complete a background check required by the Minnesota Human Services licensing division. Individuals who do not receive a clear background check may participate in the program, but may not be allowed to participate in clinical and/or field experience courses. An overall GPA of 2.0 is required and a C grade or better is required in the following courses: ZOO1122, ZOO1123, ZOO1126, BIOL2230, BIOL2232, BIOL2257, CHEM1100, CHEM1104 and all MLT courses. Students may repeat a course one time.