The MLTT program at San Diego Miramar College is designed to produce trained individuals to enter the medical laboratory workforce as Medical Laboratory Technicians or 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.
Science Prerequisites for MLTT program:
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 needed for the California licensure. For more information about the program, please consult the student handbook.
Students wishing to take the Medical Laboratory Technician Training program classes must have successfully passed all of the prerequisite classes at San Diego Miramar College or the equivalent classes at other institutions of higher education. Students seeking course equivalency from other institutions should visit a Miramar College counselor.
For those who have completed the prerequisites, admission into the MLTT Program is by lottery. We urge all prospective students to attend an info session if one is available to make sure the program is a good fit for you. You must file an application by July 1st for the Fall semester, or October 1st for the Spring semester. You must re-file for each semester. The application is to check recency of prerequisites. Completed applications that meet the requirements will be put in a lottery to determine which applicants will start that semester.
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 in Medical Laboratory Technology
Associate in Science in Medical Laboratory Technology