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Medical Laboratory Science

Application Process


In addition to the general Enrollment Steps, and before registering or paying, the following steps are required in order to complete the application process into this program. Please note that the college does not guarantee allapplicants to be accepted into the program due to limitations of clinical placements and classroom size.

Schedule Immunizations

Schedule immunizations (see locations and cost) or produce valid records and complete the Program Immunizations and Health Declaration Form. Obtain CPR certification (healthcare provider or professional rescuer level). Submit an application for a fingerprint clearance card (obtain application from healthcare advisor; approximate cost, $80).

Meet with a Healthcare Advisor

Make a registration appointment by calling a Healthcare Advisor, 602.285.7110. Bring the following to your appointment:

  • 2016-2018 Medical Laboratory Science Application (coming in soon!)
  • Copy of HS diploma or GED equivalent
  • Assessment scores or copies of college transcripts demonstrating proof of completed prerequisite courses
  • Immunizations and Health Declaration Form
  • CPR card (healthcare provider or professional rescuer level)
  • Level 1 fingerprint clearance card

Students admitted into the program will be required to complete a drug screening test (approximate cost $35), a supplemental MCCCD background check (approximate cost $67), and a Health and Safety Compliance Tracker (approximate cost $25) prior to formal acceptance into the program.

Application Deadlines

The 2015-2017 program application deadline for potential acceptance into the program which will start December 2015 has now passed. Late applications are not accepted.

The next program will be December 2016-May 2018. Applications for the 2016-2018 program will become available soon and will be due Friday, September 2, 2016 at 4pm.


*Effective Fall 2015, applicants must complete the following prerequisite courses prior to applying for the program:
HCC130, HCC145AA, BIO181, BIO182, MAT120, CHM130/130LL, BIO160, ENG101, ENG102, COM 100 or 110 or 225 or 230, and CRE101 (or exempt by assessment).  The chemistry, biology, and math courses must have been completed within the last 8 years.

If a student has completed related courses at a higher level, please contact the program director to discuss course substitutions for the prerequisite courses.  

HCC130 and HCC145AA may be waived for those candidates who have more than two years of relevant healthcare work experience.

All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to applying for the program.


Admission to the program is based on a competitive evalaution process of application completeness, grade point average in prerequisite courses, quality of essay or previous work experience, completeness of health and safety requirements, and quality of reference.