Please note - MLT Program Application Process and Prerequisite Courses include:
- MAT, CHM, BIO, PLB courses must be completed with a 3.5 GPA or higher
- All other prerequisite courses must be completed with a 3.25 GPA or higher
- The application process is now a first-qualified, first-served waitlist based on meeting the GPA and fingerprint clearance card requirements.
- The application cycle is year-round on a rolling basis.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION
The application cycle is year-round on a rolling basis. Qualified applicants, based on meeting the GPA and fingerprint clearance card requirements, will be placed on the waitlist according to the time/date stamp of the online application.
Applicants must obtain a level one Fingerprint Clearance Card and submit a copy of their card as part of the application process. Apply for a level one Fingerprint Clearance Card through the Arizona Department of Public Safety by going to the following website: https://www.azdps.gov/services/public/fingerprint . Allow a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks to receive the card.
There are several prerequisite courses required for application, and all application requirements and prerequisite coursework are outlined in the Program Application Process.
Please note that all prerequisite courses and application requirements must be completed prior to submitting the online Medical Laboratory Science (MLT level) application. Additionally, there are GPA requirements that must be met to be eligible to apply to the Medical Laboratory Science (MLT level) program. MAT140 or higher, CHM130/LL, BIO160, BIO181, BIO205, PLB109 and PLB111 courses must be completed with a 3.5 GPA or higher. All other prerequisite courses must be completed with a 3.25 GPA or higher
If a student has completed related courses at a higher level, please contact the program director to discuss possible course substitutions for the prerequisite courses.
All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to applying for the program.
Admission to the program is year-round, based on a first-qualified, first-served basis. Qualified applicants, based on meeting the GPA and fingerprint clearance card requirements, will be placed on the waitlist according to the time/date stamp of the online application.
HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
It is essential that Medical Laboratory Science (MLT level) students be able to perform a number of physical activities in the clinical portion of the program. Students will be required to lift patients, stand for several hours at a time and perform bending activities. Students who have a chronic illness or condition must be maintained on current treatment and be able to implement direct patient care. The clinical experience also places students under considerable mental and emotional stress as they undertake responsibilities and duties impacting patients’ lives. Students must be able to demonstrate rational and appropriate behavior under stressful conditions. Individuals should give careful consideration to the mental and physical demands of the program prior to making application.
All students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Science (MLT level) program must provide documentation of compliance with all health and safety requirements required to protect patient safety. Only students demonstrating compliance with all health and safety requirements are permitted to enroll in Medical Laboratory Science (MLT level) courses. Students will meet these requirements by providing the required documentation for the Supplemental Background check, Drug screen, Health/Safety Requirements Documentation Checklist and the signed Health Declaration Form(s). For additional information on Maricopa Allied Health Programs’ Health and Safety Requirements, please see the Maricopa Health and Safety Requirements webpage and the Allied Health Program Students Policies Manual.
All students are required to complete the urine drug screening procedure under the program account number, within the specified timeframe, and according to directions given at the time of notification. Only students in compliance with the screening guidelines and receiving a negative drug screen, as reported by the Medical Review Officer (MRO), will be permitted to continue their enrollment in Medical Laboratory Science (MLT level) courses.
The level 1 fingerprint clearance card must remain current and valid throughout enrollment in the program. All Medical Laboratory Science (MLT level) students must undergo a background check to verify identity, social security number, and to show proof that they do not appear on the OIG/LEIE databases. Any student who becomes sanctioned or excluded while enrolled in the program will not be permitted to continue in the Medical Laboratory Science (MLT level) program.
Each student must also provide documentation that he or she has completed and “passed” a MCCCD-supplemental background check through the approved vendor. Students are required to pay the cost of obtaining this background check. Information on completing the required background check will be provided to the candidate upon placement in October prior to program start date in December. Please refer to the Background Check Requirements and the Health and Safety Requirements at Maricopa Community Colleges website for further instructions.