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 all applicants to be accepted into the program due to limitations of clinical placements and classroom size. Admission to the program is based on a competitive evaluation process of application completeness, grades in the prerequisite courses, reference, and quality of essay responses.

The submission deadline for applications for the 2019-2021 MLT Program has passed. Late applications are not accepted.

The next program will be the 2020-2022 MLT program. Information about the 2020-2022 program will become available in March 2020. Applications for the 2020-2022 program will become available July 1, 2020 and wille be due September 4, 2020 by 4pm.

**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**


Obtain Health and Safety Documentation

Schedule immunizations or produce valid records and complete the Program Immunizations and Health Declaration Form. The completed form with accompanying proof must be included in the program application.

Obtain CPR certification (BLS level, healthcare provider level, or professional rescuer level). Must have a hands-on component and be American Heart Association Approved.

Obtain a Level 1 fingerprint clearance card from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (approximate cost, $80).


Meet with a Healthcare Advisor

Make an advisement appointment by calling a Healthcare Advisor, 602.285.7777. Bring the following to your appointment:

  • 2020-2022 Program Medical Laboratory Science Application (online application available July 1, 2020)
  • Copy of HS diploma or GED equivalent
  • Assessment scores AND 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 - Fingerprint clearance card information

Students admitted into the program will be required to complete a drug screening test (approximate cost $60), 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. Students conditionally admitted into the program will be required to complete online clinical orientation modules to prepare for clinical externship, at the cost of approximately $40 for the year, prior to formal acceptance into the program. Students conditionally admitted into the program will be required to obtain a seasonal flu vaccination, prior to the start of clinical externship, depending on the time of year.


Application Deadlines

The submission deadline for applications for the 2019-2021 MLT Program has passed. Late applications are not accepted.

The next program will be the 2020-2022 MLT program. Information about the 2020-2022 program will become available in March 2020. Applications for the 2020-2022 program will become available July 1, 2020 and wille be due September 4, 2020 by 4pm.

**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**

It is important to meet with an Advisor, to ensure you are prepared for the application process.

*Applicants must complete the following prerequisite courses prior to applying for the program:
HCC130, HCC145AA, BIO181, BIO205, MAT140, 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.

**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**

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.  

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 evaluation process of application completeness, grade point average in prerequisite courses (with strong emphasis on math, biology, anatomy and physiology, and chemistry GPA), quality of essay responses, completeness of health and safety requirements, and quality of reference.