Medical Laboratory Technician         



       Applications for fall 2014 MLT program are still being accepted.

Follow the application procedures outlined below.



  • MLT Program Applications can be dropped off at the Division Office (ALLB-307) during business hours Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am - noon.  After normal business hours, you may drop your application off at the switchboard which is now located in Bonelli Hall, Room 241.

  • If you are currently in progress with a prerequisite, please call the Allied Health and Public Safety Division Office at (661) 362-3557.


The Medical Laboratory Technology Program is a state-accredited two-year program resulting in an Associate in Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. This program prepares students for employment in clinical laboratories, industry, and biotechnology. The MLT Program curriculum, an integration of classroom lectures, student laboratories, and clinical training, fosters development of analytical and problem solving skills required in this profession. After successful completion of the program, students may sit for the national exam.

This new job area is experiencing increasing demand in both hospitals and biotechnical labs, particularly pharmaceutical labs conducting human research. An Medical Laboratory Technician earns approximately $40,000/year.




WHERE:  Towsley Hall, Room 102

Campus Map

Parking Permits ($2.00) must be purchased at kiosks indicated on the campus map

PREREQUISITES completed with minimum 2.50 GPA 

  • Anatomy (4 semester units or 6 quarter units)

  • Physiology (4 semester units or 6 quarter units)

  • Microbiology (4 semester units or 6 quarter units)

  • Preparatory General Chemistry (4 semester units or 6 quarter units)

  • Phlebotomy (3.5 units) - Effective fall 2014, Phlebotomy will no longer be a prerequisite (will be included in MLT curriculum)

  • English 101 (3 semester units or 5 quarter units) - Effective fall 2014, English 101 will no longer be a prerequisite

NOTE:  There is no recency policy regarding prerequisites.

Completing program prerequisites does not assure admission into the program.  Admission into the program is based on space availability, clinical clearance requirements, and background checks.  For further information, please contact the Allied Health and Public Safety Division Office at (661) 362-3369.

Application Procedure

Follow these steps in this order by the deadlines indicated above:

  1. Submit College of the Canyons application and obtain a student identification number.

  2. Submit the following documents to Admissions and Records:

    • Official sealed transcripts from all colleges attended, except COC (must include all coursework regardless if MLT prerequisite or not)

    • For transcripts from other countries, an official sealed foreign transcript evaluation from a NACES approved agency.

  1. Submit MLT Program Application to the Allied Health and Public Safety Division Office (accepted once a year for subsequent fall semester; check website for exact dates).  A copy of high school transcript, copy of diploma, OR copy of GED certificate if no college degree is posted on transcript (required for State certification); if from foreign country, must provide translation.  Attach Phlebotomy certificate, if applicable.  A valid COC email address is required.  Incomplete applications will not be eligible for evaluation.

  2. The MLT application and official transcripts will be evaluated to determine if applicant meets current MLT Program selection criteria.  Applicants will not be eligible for selection if admission requirements are not met.




College of the Canyons

Valencia campus:

(661) 259-7800

26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Canyon Country campus:

(661) 362-3800

17200 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita, CA 91351