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 2029 by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory 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.

What's new

Hematology (including in person lab) is open for registration and looking for students that need this course for prerequisite for CLS training program. 

Please email mltprogram@fhda.edu for request for the course.


MLT Information Meeting: 

  • Information Meeting Nov 17th at 7:00pm (Wednesday)
  • Topic: De Anza MLT Information Night

    Zoom Information to Follow

ALERT: Application policy

Applications will be accepted for a 2-week period at the beginning of each quarter (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).  Please check DeAnza websites for dates of first two weeks of each quarter.  Applications are put in order of date and time received.

  • Applications must be complete, including a copy of the CPT-1 license.  Click on the link for application information.
  • All completed applications will be put in order received and maintained as a wait list for the program.  Students will be admitted in the order of the wait list. 

Applicants must submit their application to: mltprogram@fhda.edu

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


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



Office location: S75 A

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Office Hours:

All Office Hours are cancelled until further notice. Please do reach out by email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Rapidly changing circumstances due to the spread of COVID-19 require us to take new additional measures to slow the spread of the disease within our community and the communities beyond our campus.

New students:
after MLT Information meetings; one on one

Current enrolled MLT students:
by appointment

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