What is MLT?

Two femal students working with tubesThe Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program prepares students to work as medical laboratory technicians in clinical laboratories, industry and biotechnology. The MLT curriculum combines classroom lectures, student laboratories and clinical training to foster the analytical and problem solving skills required in this profession.

Graduates who successfully complete the MLT program are eligible to sit for national certification exams offered by American Society for Clinical Pathology and the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB).

The De Anza College MLT Program is currently accredited through 2029 by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), which can be contacted at 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119 or  773.714.8880.  It is approved by the Laboratory Field Services unit of the California Department of Health Services until Dec. 1, 2022.

What's new

Students will be required to provide their own gowns, gloves, goggles (optional) and extra slides (if needed) for laboratory courses.  These can be purchased from the book store.  They can be purchased individually or a package.  Please check the bookstore for current pricing.


MLT Information Meeting: 

  • Due to COVID19 the next information meeting will be a video conference meeting
  • Sept 21 at 6:00pm
  • Join Zoom Meeting
  • Meeting ID: 714 2304 9892
    Passcode: 5sVyYF

Application Deadlines: twice per year (June & October)

  • Applicants must submit their application to: mltprogram@fhda.edu.  Any denied applications must be re-submitted for the next round.  

Deadline for Winter/Spring start: October : 24th to 30th

  • Accepted applicants must be ready to enroll for Winter 2021

For foreign transcript evaluations please visit the Laboratory Field Services website for detail information for course by course evaluation.


MLT Program Director 
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014



Office location: S75 A

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Office Hours:

All Office Hours are cancelled until further notice. Please do reach out by email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Rapidly changing circumstances due to the spread of COVID-19 require us to take new additional measures to slow the spread of the disease within our community and the communities beyond our campus.

New students:
after MLT Information meetings; one on one

Current enrolled MLT students:
by appointment

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