Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technology Program

San Juan College offers a Medical Laboratory Technician Program leading to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. This program provides the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the profession of medical laboratory. Students who successfully complete all program requirements are eligible to sit for the national certification examination.

Medical Laboratory Technology Profession

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Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) are essential members of the healthcare team, acting as detectives, uncovering and providing clues that assist physicians in patient diagnosis and treatment as well as disease monitoring or prevention. The MLT uses sophisticated biomedical instrumentation and technologies to perform laboratory testing of blood and body fluids. For more information about a career in Medical Technology, visit the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Sciences website.


The San Juan College Medical Laboratory Technician Program is housed in a state of the art student laboratory in the new 13,000 square foot Health Sciences Simulation Center (HSSC) at San Juan College. The student MLT laboratory is 1078 square feet which includes the lab and media prep work room. The student laboratory is equipped with current medical laboratory instrumentation and pathology quality microscope and image capture and projection system. Lecture and laboratories are all equipped with the latest classroom technology.

San Juan College itself is located in Farmington New Mexico, in the heart of America’s beautiful Southwest. The 4-corners region of New Mexico is in the midst of magnificent scenery, ancient history and exhilarating recreational opportunities. For more about Farmington and the four corners region please visit the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau.


San Juan College is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119

San Juan Regional Medical Center (SJRMC)

Community support as recognized by local facilities who share San Juan College's vision of the future of the Medical Laboratory Technologist career path. Click the link below and see MLT Opens Career Paths (page 5 of the PDF) in the SJRMC Spring 2010 Quarterly.

San Juan Regional Medical Center Spring 2010 Quarterly

Advance Web

Advance for Medical Laboratory Professionals Web Site — Learn from med lab professionals to improve your current or potential employment at Advance for Medical Laboratory Professionals Magazine.

For more information, please call Mary Doshi at (505) 566-3855. Or send an email to