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 2019 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

Update to MLT Program

MLT Information Meeting: Dec 2, 2019 @ 6:30PM

Email: mltprogram@fhda.edu for MLT Info Night attendance

If less than 10 student responses are received, the Info meeting will be cancelled

Application Deadlines: The MLT Program is starting an application deadline, which will be twice a year (June and October).  A window period for application deadlines will be posted for submission.  Applicants must submit their application to: mltprogram@fhda.edu.  Any denied applications must be re-submitted for the next round.  

Winter deadline: *October 21, 2019 to November 01, 2019

  • Accepted applicants must be ready to enroll for Winter 2020

            *dates subject to change

All new MLT students are assigned safety training

modules that must be completed by the end of the

first quarter.  Please contact the program director if you have additional questions.

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:

New students:
after MLT Information meetings; one on one

Current enrolled MLT students:
by appointment

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