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The Medical Laboratory Technician Department offers both an A.A. degree and certificate of proficiency in Medical Laboratory Technology. Read more about the program.

Programs and Courses to Suit Your Goals

Medical Laboratory Technology

  • Associate in Arts - Medical Laboratory TechnologyDetails for Associate in Arts - Medical Laboratory Technology

    The A.A. degree in Medical Laboratory Technology is a 24-month course of study (including summers) that prepares students for a career as a medical laboratory technician through classroom study and supervised clinical training. The MLT Program provides students with a quality education that complies with the established standards and guidelines of an accredited laboratory training program. Graduates of the degree program are eligible to sit for a state-approved national MLT certification examination.

    Degree Requirements

  • Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Medical Laboratory TechnologyDetails for Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Medical Laboratory Technology

    The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Certificate of Achievement-Advanced is available to students who have an associate or higher degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the evaluated equivalent from foreign study. The Certificate of Achievement-Advanced is a 15-month course of study (including one summer) that prepares students for a career as a MLT through classroom study and supervised clinical training. The MLT program provides students with a quality education that complies with the established standards and guidelines of an accredited laboratory training program. Graduates of the certificate program are eligible to sit for a state approved national MLT certification examination.

    Degree Requirements

  • Certificate of Achievement - Clinical Laboratory AssistantDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Clinical Laboratory Assistant

    The Clinical Laboratory Assistant Certificate of Achievement is available to students who have successfully completed the four required courses of study. The Certificate of Achievement is a 12-month course of study that prepares students for a career as a Clinical Laboratory Assistant through classroom study. Graduates of the certificate program have a recognized skill set for jobs as a laboratory assistant and opportunity for advancement.

    Degree Requirements


In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.

You can check the course offerings in the college catalog against the following lists of GE requirements

These requirements may be subject to change. Always confirm the requirements for your specific program.

To learn about other programs at De Anza and their requirements, visit the college Degrees & Certificates page. For information about applying for your certificate or degree, visit the Apply for Degrees and Certificates page.

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