Medical Laboratory Technician

Program Admission Requirements and Selection

Admission to the medical technician program is selective. The following criteria is used in the selection process. Students must:

  1. Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Have a college minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better.
  3. Complete the prerequisite courses of Math 115, Chem 110, Chem 210, Biol 252, Biol 253, Biol 224 with a minimum grade of C, and complete MLTS 120 and MLTS 160 with a minimum grade of B.
  4. Students are encouraged to finish as many of the General Education Requirements as possible before entering the major.
  5. Submit a completed application by the third Friday in October. Applications are available from the MLT Program Director or on line.

Entrance into the MLT program is competitive and applicants are ranked based on GPA in prerequisite courses (60%) paragraph (25%) and reference recommendations (15%). In keeping with the Community Mission of San Juan College, those applicants that meet Residency and/or Special Residency Status will be given 5% preference in the application process.

In addition to the required coursework and application, those selected for the clinical are also required to have the following completed forms on file with the program director.

  • Physician statement of general health
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Acknowledgement of receipt of student handbook including technical standards
  • Patient Confidentiality
  • Dress Code Policy

How to Apply

  • Before you apply, please make sure you meet all of the minimum eligibility requirements listed above and perform all non-academic requirements as listed on the Essential Functions Page. If at any time you have ANY questions regarding eligibility or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Medical Laboratory Technology Program
    4601 College Blvd
    Farmington, NM 87402

  • Apply to and be accepted to San Juan College.
    • This is NOT the same as applying to and being accepted to the Medical Laboratory Technology Program.
    • By applying to San Juan College, we can properly determine which of the prerequisite and general education courses you have taken will transfer.
    • This is the first step, and without it we cannot determine the eligibility of courses which you have taken.
    • To apply go to
  • Send all official transcripts to San Juan College Admissions
    • Note: this process may take 3-4 weeks. Please be sure to have your transcripts sent in WELL AHEAD of the application deadline!
  • Complete all of your Prerequisite and General Education Courses.
    • You may have courses "in progress" at the time you apply and report your "in-progress grades" on the application. ALL of the prerequisite courses MUST either be completed or in progress at the time of application.
    • General Education Requirement
    • Prerequisite Requirements
  • Contact the SJC Medical Laboratory Technology Program to set up an appointment with our program advisor to conduct a review of your eligibility.
  • Complete and submit an Application packet for the San Juan Medical Labororatory Technician Program. The application deadline is the third Friday of October.
  • MLT APPLICATION Link Documents/AlliedHealth/mlt/mltapplication12015.pdf
  • RELEASE FORM: Letter of Recommendations to be included with your application. Release Form Fillable

MLT Student Handbook


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