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
Clinical Laboratory Assistant - Certificate of AchievementDetails 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.
Medical Laboratory Technology - Certificate of Achievement-AdvancedDetails for Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Medical Laboratory Technology
Note: To receive the Medical Laboratory Technology Certificate of Achievement-Advanced, students must have an A.A./A.S. degree or higher. 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 an 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.
Medical Laboratory Technology - Associate in ArtsDetails 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.
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 academic 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.