Medical Lab Technician

WHAT IS IT?

A medical laboratory technician (MLT) performs routine tests in all areas of the clinical laboratory — searches for basic clues to the absence, presence, extent, and causes of diseases. This skilled individual is responsible for performing laboratory tests efficiently and accurately for high-quality patient care.

PREPARE TO ENTER THE WORKFORCE

The Medical Laboratory Technology training program prepares students for employment in clinical laboratories, industry, and biotechnology as a Medical Laboratory Technician, Laboratory Assistant and/or Research Technician/Associate. Curriculum prepares individuals to perform clinical laboratory tests and examinations in chemistry and urinalysis, hematology, microbiology, immunology and immunohematology.

Graduates may be eligible to take examinations of the Board of Registry of Medical Technologists of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or the American Association of Bioanalysts to obtain a California License through Laboratory Field Services Personnel Licensing of the California Department of Public Health.

Employment opportunities for both licensed and unlicensed MLT graduates include clinical laboratories in hospitals, physician’s offices, industry laboratories and research facilities.

CERTIFICATES & DEGREES

An associate’s degree (or higher) and certificate of achievement in Medical Laboratory Technology is required to become an MLT. Coursework from other institutions may be accepted for prerequisites only. Please check the college website for specific prerequisite and major course requirements. San Diego Miramar College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

ENROLLMENT

Enrollment is open to high school graduates and persons at least 18 years of age, with or without a high school diploma. Special admission requirements needed.

COSTS

San Diego Miramar College is a community college with low enrollment fees established by the California State Legislature. Veteran’s Affairs (VA) benefits, scholarships, and other financial aid are available to qualifying students.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Admissions Office • (858) 536-7844 • (619) 388-7844

Counseling Office • (858) 536-7840 • (619) 388-7840

Program Website

Medical Laboratory Technology Program • (619) 388-7490