Our Associate of Arts Degree prepares students to become Medical Laboratory Technicians and valuable members of the Health Care Team! Starting salaries $30-35 per hour!

What is an MLT?

  • Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT's) are a mid-level Associates Degree laboratory professional
  • Trained to perform waived and moderately complex tests in the clinical laboratory

Where will an MLT find employment?

  • Any facility participating in clinical laboratory testing: Hospital laboratories, Physician office laboratories, Reference laboratories, Veterinarian laboratories
  • Research/biotech
  • Sales/technical service

MLT Program Admission Process:

  • Admission to De Anza College is made in accordance with criteria detailed in the De Anza College catalog.
  • De Anza college is an open-access community college. All students who meet the minimum program requirements are accepted into the program. 
  • When the number of MLT applicants exceeds the space available, students are accepted into the  program on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are not accepted for the quarter in which you apply, you will be placed on a waitlist for future quarters and placed by application date. 

De Anza's MLT Program is partially funded by local hospitals that need laboratory workers.


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