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Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)

Medical Laboratory Technician Costs

What is the cost of the MLT program?

Apart from college enrollment fees, students are responsible for a background check, drug screen, and all required immunizations -with documentation. The background check and immunizations must be completed prior to the first day of class. Drug screens must be completed 30 days prior to beginning a clinical rotation.

Students must provide their own health insurance for on-campus labs and classes in the event of an injury as a result of on-campus activities. Students are not covered by any form of school insurance when in the classroom or the campus lab. Students will be covered at clinical sites by workman's compensation insurance should an injury occur. Information on low cost health insurance can be obtained via the ARC Student Health Center.

While on clinical rotations, MLT students are covered by a liability insurance policy. Each student is financially responsible for a pro-rated portion of the liability insurance as well as costs associated with Basic Life Support/CPR training and Fit testing.

In addition, students will be individually responsible for fees associated with obtaining their MLT Licensure.

Other Expenses include: textbooks, lab coat, class supplies, and transportation.

*Outlined below are the most up-to-date costs of the above (subject to change):*

College Enrollment fees
Fee: $ 46/ unit. (MLT program is 31-35 units)
More information can be found here.

Background Check and Drug Testing
Fee: $112-$135 depending on current vendor

Vaccination and TB Clearance report
The cost varies based on each student's vaccination history, healthcare coverage and test results which sometimes require more testing. Information about obtaining these services at reasonable cost is available from FLC's sister college ARC here. All documentation of immunizations must go through the college's current and approved vendor.

Liability Insurance Coverage
All MLT students are required to purchase their prorated portion of FLC's liability insurance policy before starting any clinical training. The current student fee for the liability insurance is $14.50

CPR Course
All MLT students are required have a Level C Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card. Once accepted, students will be given the opportunity to participate in a course at a discounted rate. Current student fee: $25.00

Fit Testing
All students must be FIT tested for a N95 respiratory mask. The student will assume all costs associated with the fitting. Students will be given the opportunity to become FIT tested during their CPR course. Current student fee: $25.00

Licensure Costs
MLT Certification Examination by American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP) $200.00
MLT Licensing by California Department of Health Services. The application fee is fully non-refundable. No partial or full refunds will be granted. $203.00

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