The Medical Laboratory Technology certificate is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills that are essential building blocks in the field of Medical Laboratory Technology. All courses within this certificate are also part of a AAAS degrees in Medical Laboratory Technology.

Completion Award
Certificate of Proficiency
Length of Study
68 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

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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.

Gainful Employment

Federal regulations require certain educational programs that qualify for a variety of federal student funding to comply with Gainful Employment rules.

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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

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