Turn your interest in biology and chemistry into a career in healthcare. As a medical laboratory technician, you will have an important role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and conditions by collecting and analyzing blood, identifying microorganisms from diverse specimens, conducting microscopic and chemical examinations, and performing blood bank procedures such as cross-matching blood. You will also gain hands-on skills through clinical laboratory experiences in area labs.
Graduates are eligible to take a national certification exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathologists’ (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC). Passing the exam is not required for graduation.
Program-specific courses are held in the Health Science Center, a shared facility located a few blocks from the La Crosse main campus. Check our maps page for specific location information.
For information about Western’s Medical Lab Technician program’s student outcomes, please click here.
To view the Medical Lab Technician program’s required disclosure on professional licensure, please click here.
*Please note that the delivery method for fall courses may change as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. Our goal is to ensure that teaching and learning happens in a safe environment. We will communicate updates as quickly as possible.