The field of medical technology or clinical laboratory science is the medical application of the basic sciences in laboratory medicine. Members of this profession are responsible for providing accurate, reliable laboratory tests to determine the presence, absence, extent or cause of disease. Medical technologists (clinical laboratory scientists) use sophisticated chemical procedures, complex instruments, and microscopic observation to relay information to physicians for diagnosis and treatment of disease.

The UW-Platteville program requires students to complete a two to three year course of study which fulfills the requirements for admission to a professional program.