The Medical Lab Technology Program
Does this program prepare me for the workforce?
The MLTT program at San Diego Miramar College is designed to produce trained individuals to enter the medical laboratory workforce as a Medical Laboratory Technician or the clinical diagnostic companies in the local biotechnology industry. The program's primary learning outcome is to graduate competent, workplace-ready members of a laboratory team. The MLT program is also designed to prepare students to take a national exam which when passed provides a California license as a Medical Laboratory Technician.
Expected employers include hospital labs, private clinics, clinical research organization (CRO) support services as well as the local biotechnology industry working in the area of diagnostics.
What are the prerequisites to the MLT program?
Science Prerequisites for MLTT program:
- BIOL 107 (General Biology—Lecture and Lab) or BIOL 131 (Introduction to Biotechnology) or equivalent coursework at an another college
- BIOL 160 (Elements of Anatomy and Physiology) or BIOL 230 (Human Anatomy) and BIOL 2334 (Human Physiology) or equivalent coursework at an another college
- CHEM 100 (Fundamentals of Chemistry) and CHEM 100L (Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab) or CHEM 152 (Introduction to General Chemistry) and CHEM 152L (Introduction to General Chemistry Lab) or equivalent coursework at an another college
- CHEM 130 (Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry) and CHEM 130L (Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry Lab) or equivalent coursework at an another college
Students also need other academic coursework equivalent to an Associate Degree from a two year college. This coursework does not need to be completed prior to entering the MLTT program, but will be need for the California licensure. For more information about the program, please consult the student handbook.
What are the admissions requirements for the MLTT program?
The MLTT program at San Diego Miramar College is currently funded by the Department of Labor through a special grant (Bridge Program). Based on this funding source, there are special admissions requirements to the program.
The BRIDGE Program offers financial assistance for tuition and books to students who meet a minimum academic eligibility determined by the completion of appropriate prerequisites AND based on employment status and verification of the right to work usually documented by a Social Security Card and Valid ID.
What courses are needed for the MLT program?
Below is the proposed sequence of coursework needed to complete an associate degree in Medical Laboratory Technology.
|Course Number||Course Name||Units|
|MLTT 201||Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis||4|
|MLTT 202||Clinical Hematology and Immunology||4|
|MLTT 203||Clinical Microbiology||4|
|MLTT 51||Directed Clinical Practice in Clinical Chemistry||2|
|MLTT 52||Directed Clinical Practice in Clinical Hematology/Urinalysis/Coagulation||2|
|MLTT 53||Directed Clinical Practice in Clinical Immunology and
|MLTT 54||Directed Clinical Practice in Clinical Microbiology||2|
For more information about the program, please consult the student handbook.
Certificate of Achievement:
Certificate of Achievement in Medical Laboratory Technology
Associate in Science in Medical Laboratory Technology