Cytotechnology is the study of cell structure and function. Cytotechnologists apply their special skills in microscopy and staining techniques to determine aberrations in cellular structures and provide physicians with preliminary diagnosis of diseases. While cytotechnologists are often integral members of the health care team, they can also work as health educators, laboratory managers and administrators, or researchers.

UW-Platteville has three plus one articulations with Madison College's Biotechnology Program and the UW-Madison School of Cytotechnology and State Lab of Hygiene. Students are minimally required to complete three years of coursework at UW-Platteville for admission to these programs or other professional schools.