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Admissions & Preparation

 
Santa Monica College is not accepting new applications for the MLT program at this time.
  

MLT Prerequisites (science prerequisites recommended to be completed within the last 7 years)

  • English Reading and Composition (ENGL 1)
  • General Human Anatomy (ANATMY 1)
  • Human Physiology (PHYS 3)
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology (MCRBIO 1)
  • General Chemistry I (CHEM 11)* pending Curriculum approval, Chemistry 12 is changing to Chemistry 11.
  • CA Certified Phlebotomy Technician License (CPT 1or 2) is a prerequisite to MLT 10.

Phlebotomy Requirement

A CA Certified Phlebotomy Technician License (CPT1 or 2) is a program requirement and prerequisite to MLT 10. It is required that all students in the program obtain a CPT1 or 2 licensure and show official documentation of a CA issued Phlebotomy licensure prior to admittance into MLT 10. It is recommended that the CPT1 or 2 be completed prior to admission into the MLT program. For further information regarding CA Phlebotomy instruction and certification, please speak to a MLT program counselor.
 
 

MLT Program Core Courses*

  • MLT 1 (1 unit) – Intro to Clinical Lab Profession
  • MLT 2 (6 units) – Hematology, Coagulation, Urine, Body Fluid
  • MLT 3 (6 units) – Blood Banking, Immunology
  • MLT 4 (6 units) – Clinical Chemistry
  • MLT 5 (6 units) – Clinical Microbiology
  • MLT 10 (12 units) – Clinical Practicum
 
*Program courses are subject to change