Our associate in arts degree prepares students to become Medical Laboratory Technicians and valuable members of the health care team – with salaries starting at $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

What is the admission process for the MLT program?

  • 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 all the minimum program requirements are accepted into the program on a first come first serve basis as space is available.  Applications are put in order of received date.  As space becomes available the applicant will be contacted by email (email provided on the application).
  • New students are accepted to the program Fall, and Winter quarters. The number accepted depends on the number of continuing students and sites available for externship training. Spring admission is at the discretion of the program director depending on clinical site availability.
  • Applications are put on a waitlist in order received.  Applicants will be notified via email once a spot is available.  CPT1 license must be current to be admitted and must remain current throughout the program.
  • Being admitted to DeAnza College does not imply admission to the MLT program.

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

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