What is MLT?

Two femal students working with tubesThe Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program prepares students to work as medical laboratory technicians in clinical laboratories, industry and biotechnology. The MLT curriculum combines classroom lectures, student laboratories and clinical training to foster the analytical and problem solving skills required in this profession.

Graduates who successfully complete the MLT program are eligible to sit for national certification exams offered by American Society for Clinical Pathology and the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB).

The De Anza College MLT Program is currently accredited through 2019 by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Library Sciences (NAACLS), which can be contacted at 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119 or  773.714.8880.  It is approved by the Laboratory Field Services unit of the California Department of Health Services until Dec. 1, 2022.

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Information Meetings

Come to an information meeting for the MLT program

  • Tuesday April 23, 2019: 6:30 p.m., Room S 73
  • Tuesday June 4, 2019: 6:30p.m., Room S 73

These are informal meetings for anyone interested in the MLT program. Bring an unofficial copy of your transcripts and plan to stay after the meeting to meet with one of our instructors. Parking is $3. 

For foreign transcript evaluations please visit the Laboratory Field Services website for detail information for course by course evaluation.


Patricia Buchner,

MLT Program Director 
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014



Office location: S75 A

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Office Hours: Fall Quarter  Tues 230-430pm and Wed 1-3pm

New students:
after MLT Information meetings; one on one

Current enrolled MLT students:
by appointment

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