Medical Lab FAQ

The Medical Laboratory Science (MLT level) Program is a 16-month hybrid program. Didactic courses (in-person courses) and student lab are scheduled on Fridays from 8am-4pm on Phoenix College campus.

The clinical practicums/externships are scheduled Mondays through Fridays, during dayshift hours, and required 40 hours per week in clinical laboratories located throughout Phoenix, Maricopa County, and surrounding areas.


Program Application Process

The next program will be the 2020-2022 MLT program. Information about the 2020-2022 program will become available in March 2020. Online applications for the 2020-2022 program will become available July 1, 2020 and will 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**

*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, anatomy and physiology, 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. Applications are evaluated for GPA in prerequisite courses with a strong emphasis on GPA in math, biology, chemistry, and anatomy and physiology courses.