Develop a foundation in general science learning before focusing on skills required for employment as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Train on standard medical laboratory technology and complete a practicum in clinical/medical laboratories.

Completion Award
Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences
Length of Study
114-117 Credits
Starting Quarter
On Campus

  • Perform routine laboratory testing and procedures in a clinical laboratory
  • Work effectively in a clinical laboratory setting with co-workers, healthcare staff and patients
  • Recognize and evaluate normal/abnormal test results and take appropriate action
  • Perform quality control and evaluate results
  • Operate routine laboratory equipment and analyzers
  • Recognize and comply with workplace practices and policies, such as safety and patient confidentiality
  • Demonstrate a professional work ethics
In addition to the outcomes above, students will gain the skills and knowledge included in Shoreline Student Learning Outcomes (SSLOs): Communication, Critical Thinking, Equity & Social Justice, Information Literacy, and Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning.

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Graduates work as Medical Laboratory Technicians in clinical and research laboratories. As generalists in a clinical laboratory, MLTs can develop skills to work in a special testing area. With additional work experience, training and a bachelor's degree, an MLT can advance to a Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Technologist, Supervisor and Manager. For salary information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics at

Potential employers include: Clinical hospital laboratories, outreach laboratories, medical and reference laboratories, research laboratories, public health laboratories and blood banks.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $145.17  $245.71  $339.54 $162.51
5 credits $673.85  $1,176.57  $1,645.70  $760.55
12 credits (full-time) $1,462.52  $2,476.40 $3,422.10  $1,637.76
15 credits $1,641.05 $2,667.59  $3,624.45 $1,819.05

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $1000 per quarter

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

Next Steps

Admission to this program is through an application process. Applicants need to meet the eligibility requirements and apply to the program as well as the College. Faculty and staff are available to assist with the process.

Applications are accepted once annually in advance of each Fall quarter from February 10 – May 10. Students are notified of acceptance to the MLT Program by June 30.

How to apply

In accordance with U.S. Department of Education Regulation 34 C.F.R. 668.43 (a) (5) (v), the Medical Lab Technology (MLT) Program at Shoreline Community College has reviewed the MLT licensing requirements for Washington State and has determined that a Shoreline MLT graduate would be eligible for MLT licensure in Washington State. Shoreline Community College has not made a determination whether the MLT curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure/certification outside of Washington State.


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