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Submitter's Information


Velma Borrows


Curriculum Developer and Instructor


Inland Empire/Desert


Mt. San Jacinto College

CTE Dean

CTE Dean's Name

Joyce Johnson

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Program Details

Program Title

Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology

Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Medical Laboratory Technology (120500)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

The Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology prepares students to perform moderate to high complexity analytic testing procedures under the supervision of a licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist. Clinical Laboratory Technicians perform a wide variety of laboratory tests, requiring independent judgement using manual and automated methods in hematology, blood banking, clinical chemistry, immunology, serology, microbiology, urinalysis and body fluid analysis.  The program provides didactic and practical instructions in the various disciplines and requires up to 900 hours of externship at an approved clinical site. 

Enrollment Completer Projections

The enrollment for this program is expected to be over 20 students per semester. Student are expected to complete the didactic program in one year and the externship/practicum experience in 1 year.  

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • A.S. Degree (S)
Program Goal

The goal of the Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology program is become a part fo the statewide and even nationwide solution to the problem of the critical shortage of medical laboratory professionals.  Currently, there is a wide gap, a large vacancy, a total absence of Medical Laboratory Technology instructional program in the Inland Empire at the community college level.  The internship opportunities, which are embedded in the program, creates connections between students and the professional community and provides engagement and outreach to build positive relationships with our diverse communities, promoting a feeling of inclusion and enhancement of intercultural sensitivity, and foster mutual respect.  Implementation of a program that has a high demand for personnel, will increase the number of exiting CTE students who will report being employed in this industry sector.

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)

45 units

Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)

60 units

Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

Entry into the Medical Laboratory Technology program requires completion of human biology, and introductory courses in general and organic chemistry.  Students are expected to complete the phlebotomy and introduction to medical laboratory technology before taking the core coursed in the degree program.  Students will take six core course in immunology and serology, clinical microbiology, hematology and coagulation, blood banking and transfusion, clinical chemistry and urinalysis and body fluid analysis.  The practical experience at externship sites allows students to transfer their academic knowledge to a supervised industry experience. The externship opportunity provides hands-on clinical experience and aids the student in preparing  for the licensing exam to become licensed medical laboratory technicians, which qualify them to work as a medical laboratory personnel.

Program Requirements

Year 1 Semester 2

(Y1 or S1)
MLT 701Phlebotomy4Summer
MLT 702
Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology3Year 1 Semester 1
MLT 703
Immunology and Serology
Year 1 Semester 1
MLT 704
Clinical Microbiology
Year 1 Semester 1
MLT 705
Urinalysis and Body Fluids
Year 1 Semester 2
MLT 706
Hematology and Coagulation
Year 1 Semester 2
MLT 708
Clinical Chemistry
Year 1 Semester 2
AH 549Occupational Internship (Phlebotomy) 120 hours2Summer
AH 549Occupational Internship (Clinical Chemistry, Hematology and Serology) 380 Hours
7Year 2 Semester 1
AH 549
Occupational Internship (Immunology, Blood Banking and Transfusion, Clinical Microbiology and Urinalysis and Body Fluid Analysis) 380 Hours
7Year 2 Semester 2

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12/08/21 - 02:12 PM



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Diann Thursby Super User   ·  01/11/22

Received regional recommendation at 1-10-2022 IEDRC Deans Meeting