Medical Laboratory Technology

The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program prepares students for employment in clinical laboratories, industry, and biotechnology. The program curriculum integrates basic concepts, technical procedures, and laboratory exercises. This program provides practical experience for students to master the competencies, skills, and knowledge required in the Medical Laboratory Technology profession.

Accredited by:

  • State of California Department of Health Services
  • National Association for the Accreditation of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

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Program Emphasis

The MLT program is designed to produce trained employees to enter the medical laboratory workforce. As such, the program's primary learning outcome is to graduate competent, workplace-ready members of the health care team who Exhibit theoretical comprehension and competence in all MLT courses by passing comprehensive college and certification exams. Demonstrate entry-level MLT skills in the following clinical laboratory areas: Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis and coagulation, Immunology and Immunohematology, and Microbiology. Demonstrate professionalism and awareness of their role in the delivery of health care to patients, such as respecting the rights of patients, colleagues and other health professionals as they perform duties within the constraints of legal, moral and ethical conduct. Exhibit positive attitudes in the areas of professionalism and commitment to delivering excellent health care.

Career/Transfer Options

The MLT program is designed to educate and prepare students to sit for a national exam, which when passed will allow for immediate entry into a clinical lab environment as a Medical Laboratory Technician. The types of clinical labs include those in:

  • community-based hospitals
  • teaching hospitals
  • private hospitals and clinics
  • clinical research organization (CRO) support services.

The Certificate of Performance option is best for those seeking work in an unlicensed capacity.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program will be able to:

  • Exhibit theoretical comprehension and competence in all MLT courses.
  • Demonstrate entry level MLT skills in the following: Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis and Coagulation, Immunology and Immunohematology, and Microbiology.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and awareness of their role in the delivery of health care to patients, such as respecting the rights of patients, colleagues and other health professionals as they perform duties within the constraints of legal, moral and ethical conduct.
  • Exhibit positive attitudes in the areas of professionalism and commitment to delivering excellent health care.

Catalog Pages

388 (MLTT)

Degrees & Certificates

AA Degree AA or AS for Transfer AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Certificate of Performance Catalog Pages
        388 (MLTT)
      388 (MLTT)

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