Program Overview

Weber State University offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technician that is designed for students who wish to earn their associate’s degree and gain employment as medical laboratory technicians. This program requires students to complete a total of 67 credit hours in order to earn the degree. The degree is composed of general education coursework, core coursework, and support coursework. Courses that are offered through the program are available through an online lecture format. Students may be required to interact from distance learning through quizzes, discussion boards, assignments, readings, and lecture material. Online learning is designed to provide convenience and flexibility for the students who are enrolled in the program. However, participants must also complete a laboratory component, which may be fulfilled at the location where students are employed. Laboratory work gives participants the opportunity to graduate with hands-on experience, which is attractive to many employers within this field.

General education courses are designed to provide students with foundational knowledge and skills in a broad area of topics. Writing, critical thinking, and problem solving are a few of the many skills that may be learned through these courses that may be utilized in the medical profession. Chemistry, microbiology, hematology, and other topics will also be explored through the curriculum in order to ensure graduates will have acquired the knowledge they need to be employed. Medical laboratory technicians often work in environments such as laboratories, hospitals, health care establishments, or various other settings where their expertise is needed.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    Restrictions

    Not available in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky and Minnesota.

    School Overview

    Weber State University, a public university located on an urban campus in Ogden, Utah, was established in 1889. Weber State was originally founded as the Weber State Academy by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Throughout its history, the school has been known as Weber State Academy, Weber Academy, Weber Normal College, and Weber College. Weber State has grown into a major state educational institution that serves northern Utah, and enrolls students from across the country, and the world. ​Weber State’s mission is to offer learning opportunities that are appropriate to a comprehensive higher education institution, and to be welcoming of students from all regions, nations and cultures. Weber State strives to meet the educational needs of Utah. 

    Weber State offers professional, liberal arts and technical certificates, and associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the following colleges and schools: 

    • Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities
    • John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics
    • Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education
    • College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
    • Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions
    • College of Science
    • College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

    WSU has an online program that gives students the option of enrolling in a self-paced online, or semester-based online format. Online students can choose from a wide array of online degrees and programs that include associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees and certificates.

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