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Application Requirements for MLT

Application Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION TO THE MLT PROGRAM

  1. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited high school in the United States or have successfully completed the General Education Development (GED) or California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE): 
    • Students with a high school diploma from a school outside the United States must have transcripts evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services- (NACES-) approved independent agency. Such cases will be evaluated on an individual basis. 
    • Students who possess an Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degree or higher from a regionally-accredited college are exempt from the educational requirement stated above. 
  1. For determination of prerequisite course equivalency for courses completed outside of the Los Rios Community College District, students must provide course descriptions (from the semester in which the courses were completed) as part of their application. 
  1. Students who have attended college outside the United States and who wish to have a degree or courses considered as meeting MLT Program prerequisites must have transcripts evaluated by a NACES-approved independent agency and must provide course descriptions (from the semester in which the courses were completed). Such cases will be evaluated on an individual basis.  
  1. Applicants must have a G.P.A. of 2.0 in all college courses; and must have an overall G.P.A. of 2.50 or above in the following prerequisite courses: 
    • AH 110 (Medical Language for Healthcare Providers)
    • CHEM 400 (General Chemistry with Lab)
    • CHEM 401 (General Chemistry with Lab)
    • BIOL 400 (Principles of Biology with Lab)
    • STAT 300 (Introduction to Probability and Statistics)
    • COMM 321 (pref.), COMM 301 or COMM 331

In addition, each individual prerequisite course must be passed with a letter grade "C" or better. 

  1. In order to graduate with an A.S. in Medical Laboratory Technology students must complete all MLT course work with a letter grade “C” or better and meet all Folsom Lake College Graduation Requirements, including FLC Reading Graduation Competency. For more information please see FLC catalog and/or make an appointment with Counseling Services.
  1. Applicants need not hold a California Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1) certificate to apply to the MLT program at FLC. However, applicants who maintain their current CPT-1 status throughout the program will not be required to take MLT courses METEC 311 and MEDTEC 312.  Those who do not currently possess a phlebotomy certificate will receive training in phlebotomy as required for MLT licensure; however will not be eligible to apply for a standalone CPT-1 certificate. 

  

CALENDAR FOR APPLICANTS INTERESTED IN THE MLT DEGREE (Subject to Change)

Semester

Course

Number

Units

Course Title

Lecture or Lab

Hours Required

OT Fall

MEDTEC

310

2

Introduction to MLT and Skin Punctures

LEC

27

LAB

27

Spring

MEDTEC

323

4

Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis

LEC

54

LAB

54

MEDTEC

330

4

Hematology

LEC

50

LAB

66

Fall

MEDTEC

340

4

Immunology and Immunohematology

LEC

50

LAB

66

MEDTEC

350

4

Clinical Microbiology

LEC

50

LAB

66

MEDTEC

311

2

Advanced Phlebotomy Venipuncture Skills

LEC

27

LAB

27

OT Spring

MEDTEC

312

2

Phlebotomy Practicum

LEC

9

LAB

 81

MEDTEC

360

4

Chemistry and Urinalysis Practicum

LAB

200 (216)

MEDTEC

361

4

Hematology and Hemostasis Practicum

LAB

200 (216)

MEDTEC

362

3

Immunology and Immunohematology Practicum

LAB

160 (162)

MEDTEC

363

4

Microbiology Practicum

LAB

200 (216)

Updated 02/24/15

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