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Application Requirements for MLT

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Application Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION TO THE MLT PROGRAM

  • Applicants must have a G.P.A. of 2.00 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 I with Lab), or CHEM 420 (Organic Chemistry I with Lab)
    • CHEM 401 (General Chemistry II with Lab),or CHEM 421 (Organic Chemistry II with Lab)
    • BIOL 400  (Principles of Biology with Lab)
    • STAT 300  (Introduction to Probability and Statistics), or PSYC 330 (Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences)
    • COMM 321 (Interpersonal Communication) [preferred], or COMM 301 (Introduction to Public Speaking), or COMM 311 (Argumentation and Debate), or COMM 331 (Group Discussion), or COMM 361 (The Communication Experience)

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

  • 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

  • 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. For more information on the evaluation of foreign transcripts please contact Counseling Services at (916) 608-6510. 

  • 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.

  • All applicants are required to have a Pre-Application meeting with Counseling Services for prerequisite evaluation.  

  • Folsom Lake College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, or sex.

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

Semester

Course

Number

Units

Course Title

Lecture or Lab

Hours Required

Spring

MEDTEC

310

2

Introduction to MLT and Skin Punctures

LEC

27

LAB

27

MEDTEC

323

4

Clinical Chemistry

LEC

54

LAB

54

MEDTEC

330

4

Hematology

LEC

50

LAB

66

Summer

MEDTEC

324

2

Urine and Body Fluid Analysis

LEC

20

LAB

48

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 12/05/17

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