Running Start For Medical Lab Sciences

Love science? Think microscopes are cool? Join the “hidden profession.”

This course is an introduction to the medical laboratory industry and the skills and training necessary to succeed in this exciting field. Meets a requirement for both the CNM Phlebotomy certificate and Medical Laboratory Technician associate degree program.

  • Work side-by-side with laboratory professional’s during hands-on lab demonstrations and tour the TriCore Reference Laboratory.
  • Overview of technical departments and specialties and non-technical aspects of working and gaining employment in healthcare.
  • Job-shadow with laboratory technicians and scientists at local facilities.
  • No textbooks required.

Registration Information

MLT 1001 102
CRN 77942
Capacity: 18

W 3-5:45pm
9/17 to 9/27 – CNM Main Campus
10/4 to 11/8 – TriCore
11/15 – Final Exam at CNM Main Campus


CNM Main Campus, JS 203 2/1-2/22 (map)


Tricore Labs

1001 Woodward Pl. NE
Albuquerque, NM 3/1-4/19


  • Must have transportation to CNM and TriCore Labs
  • Accuplacer Requirement
    (Contact Lisa at CNM to Waive)
Career Pathways Covered
Phlebotomist Medical Lab Technician Lab Scientist
Entry Level Salary $21,667 $28,792 $40,168
Average Salary $30,316 $38,889 $57,208
Education Required Certification Certification or Degree Degree

Source: New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics



Andrew Mathis

Executive Director Running Start For Careers


Amanda Glennon

Outreach Services Office Central New Mexico Community College


Sharon Whetten, M.Ed., BSMT

Industry Partner | Tricore Reference Laboratories



Complete the online admissions process by going to Be sure to select Dual Credit as your application type and you won’t be charged for tuition or registration fees.