Application and Admission

If you are interested in applying to the Medical Lab Technology program, please plan to attend an Information Session.


The MLT application form is updated on February 15th; applications are due May 10th. Please fill out the MLT application form carefully. Students are notified of acceptance by June 30th.


MLT program Course Equivalence Chart


Work service credit:

  • Phlebotomy work experience of one month will be acceptable for course substitution waiver for MLT 200 Phleb. Skills lab and MLT 132 Phleb. Practicum.
  • AIDS / HIV Certification with 7 contact hour training will be acceptable for course substitution waiver for MLT 123 requirement.


Program Acceptance

Acceptance is based on points given for prerequisite science courses that have been completed at the time of application and work experience/additional courses listed in Part C of the MLT Program application form.  Students accepted with the highest points are assigned to clinical practicum training in the Spring quarter.  When clinical training sites are filled for Spring quarter, students are then assigned to clinical practicum training in the Fall quarter. 


Student acceptance into the MLT Program also depends upon the number of clinical training sites and complete training rotations available to the program.  A student will train in the following areas:  Hematology/Coagulation, Chemistry/Urinalysis, Microbiology/Parasitology & Mycology, and Phlebotomy.


One or two alternate students are appointed during the acceptance process.  If an opening becomes available, the alternate student is notified by September 10th and given the opportunity to accept a place in the program.


Students not accepted to the MLT Program are encouraged to complete course requirements and reapply the following year.


If clinical placement cannot be guaranteed for any reason, the MLT Program procedure is as follows:

  • The original points given at MLT Program acceptance are used to determine and, if necessary, to reassign clinical placements. 
  • Students will be placed in the order of the highest point values originally received. 
  • Reassignment of clinical placements will be based on the location of the original clinical placements (i.e., local Seattle-area facilities or Regional-area facilities).
  • Seattle-area students will be ranked together; Regional-area students will be ranked together.

The MLT Program attempts to place students in the same quarter and within the same training area (i.e., local or regional) as originally scheduled.  If this is not possible, the MLT Program will place students in the earliest available replacement rotation.


MLT Program Clinical Training Sites


Required documentation

Following acceptance into the MLT Program, each individual will be required to submit the following information and/or documents:

  • A Criminal History Background check is required upon appointment acceptance into the MLT Program.  If a criminal history is determined, then appointment acceptance is withdrawn.

  • A health assessment form completed at the student's expense. Should this report reveal health problems which would interfere with successful completion of the program, admission may be reviewed.

  • All students accepted into the Medical Laboratory Technology Program will be required to have medical insurance coverage.  "Injury and Sickness" medical insurance coverage is recommended; the minimum requirement is "Injury" medical insurance coverage.  Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan can be purchased at the college for a quarter or year during student training.  Students already having medical insurance coverage will not need to purchase the student health insurance.  Liability insurance is included in the tuition for practicum training courses.
  • Vaccinations and TB skin test are required.  Vaccinations must be current.  Vaccinations include Hepatitis B series, MMR, Tetanus and Varicella.  PPD skins test is required annually.   
  • A current CPR certificate for Healthcare Providers with CPR and AED training is required.  Student is responsible for keeping a current CPR certificate.