Medical Laboratory Science

**PLEASE NOTE – There are changes in prerequisite courses (MAT140 instead of MAT120 and BIO205 instead of BIO182) effective for admission to the Fall 2019 Program and beyond**

Students in the Medical Laboratory Science Program are trained to become Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT's) and provide clinical information to physicians, pathologists, researchers, and other healthcare providers by conducting a variety of tests on various specimens submitted to clinical laboratories.

Responsibilities of a medical laboratory technician may include:

  • Conducting analyses of bodily fluids
  • Maintaining medical laboratory equipment
  • Analyzing test results
  • Collecting fluid or tissue samples from patients

Medical laboratory technicians perform general tests in all laboratory areas such as blood banking, chemistry, hematology, immunology and microbiology. MLT's may perform laboratory testing in many clinical settings such as hospitals, reference laboratories, clinics, and bioscience industry.

Information Sessions for the Medical Lab Science Progam from 5pm - 6pm.

Location: Healthcare Education Building Room - HE116
3144 North 7th Avenue 
Phoenix, AZ 85013

*Info sessions do not require pre-registrations, just show up at 5pm

January 21, 2020 July 21, 2020
February 18, 2020 August 18, 2020
March 17, 2020 September 15, 2020
April 21, 2020 October 20, 2020
May 12, 2020 November 17, 2020
June 16, 2020 December 1, 2020

Program Certificate

In this program you can earn the following:

*The Certificate program is only an option for an applicant who has completed an Associate in Applied Science.

The certificate and associate degree programs will articulate to many state and national universities as transferable university-level courses. Students interested in earning a Bachelor's (BAS) Degree in Medical Laboratory Science can learn more about PC's innovative partnership with Arizona State University. See the MLS University Transfer page for more information on these options.

Program Accreditation

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) accredits the Histologic Technology and Medical Laboratory Science programs offered by Phoenix College. 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880,


Graduates from the associate degree program are eligible to apply for national certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Graduates of both the certificate and associate degree program may be eligible to sit for national certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician through the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Graduates of the certificate program may also be eligible for national certification if they meet the other requirements specified by the respective certification agency. American Medical Technologists (AMT) is another national certification agency.  

Program Outcomes

The program outcomes as defined by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) can be found here: MLT Outcomes

Clinical Affiliates of the Medical Laboratory Science program include:

  • Banner Baywood, Boswell, Del Webb, Desert, Estrella, Gateway, University, and Thunderbird Medical Centers
  • Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Dignity Healthcare- St. Joseph's Medical Centers
  • Maricopa Integrated Health System
  • Sonora Quest Laboratories
  • Abrazo Health - Abrazo Central Campus and Arizona Heart Hospital