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Folsom Lake College Medical Technology

The medical laboratory technician (MLT) program at Folsom Lake College is designed to prepare students to qualify for and pass the National Medical Laboratory Technician Licensing exam. The Folsom Lake College MLT program is accredited by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Laboratory Field Services (LFS), and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). For more information, FAQ's and to apply, please visit our medical laboratory technician department website.

MLT Department

The MLT program includes aspects of didactic and clinical training to prepare students to step into functioning medical laboratories, either in a hospital or research lab setting. The program has robust prerequisites and is intended to equip completers to execute any aspect of their profession both within and outside California. Not only will this approach prepare students for possible career advancement later, it will also result in the best possible preparation for a career as an MLT. For more detailed information related to the program, students should consult the current version of the MLT Program Handbook.

Successful completion of the MLT program requirements and general education graduation requirements of Folsom Lake College qualify the student for an associate degree in Medical Technology. Program completers are eligible to sit for the national MLT licensing exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Once a passing score on the ASCP National exam is achieved, graduates can apply for both national certification and state licensure.

To be eligible for enrollment in the program or in individual MEDTEC courses, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete the application process for enrollment in the MLT program.
  • Fulfill all requirements set by the program and its clinical affiliates including, but not limited to: background clearance, physical examination, immunization clearance, and drug screening.
  • All students must have completed all program prerequisites with a grade of C or better and have a minimum grade point average in those prerequisite courses of 2.50.

The program is designed to prepare the student for licensure, for employment, and to participate as a member of a health care team. As part of the program, students will be placed in an operating medical laboratory as an intern in their final semester of program residence. Completers of the program will have demonstrated consistently professional, safe, and ethical practice.

Students admitted to the program are responsible for providing a lab coat, laboratory fees (as applicable), liability insurance (available through the college to program participants), minor necessary equipment, and transportation to off-campus locations. All costs/fees are subject to change.