MLT Admissions Process

The Medical Laboratory Technology Program (MLT) at Arapahoe Community College (ACC) is an Associates of Applied Science degree program, which prepares and qualifies the graduate to sit for the ASCP national certification exams and to work as a certified Medical Laboratory Technician.

Admissions Process and Minimum Requirements

  1. Submit college application to ACC by applying online
  2. Take the College Placement Test in the Testing Center.
    Minimum scores to be considered:
    • English:
      • Accuplacer: 95 or higher on Sentence Skills
      • CCPT - 96 or higher in Reading and a 5 on the Essay or 80 in Reading and a 6 on the Essay
    • Mathematics:
      • Accuplacer: Elementary Algebra score of 61 or higher
      • CCPT - MAT 050 with "C" or better or 106 or higher in the BAAD or 80 or higher in the PADI or any score on the IADI
  3. Schedule and conduct an advising session with the MLT Program Director and declare an intended route of completion i.e. 1-year fast track or 2-year traditional route. The last date for possible appointments prior to the application deadline is March 12. Applicants must schedule an advising session with the MLT Program Director, Susan Moran by calling 303.797.5796 or emailing at susan.moran@arapahoe.edu.
  4. Complete the MLT application and submit by March 31. Attach the following documentation to your application:
    1. College Placement Tests Scores
    2. Transcripts (Unofficial)
    3. Work experience verification forms

    A complete application packet is indicated when all necessary application items are filled out and required documentation is attached. Students are responsible for completing the Official Transcript Evaluation process to officially transfer credits from other colleges or universities to ACC. To transfer general education courses a student must submit official transcripts to the Admissions and Records office and complete an application to the college. The process of course evaluation and transferring credit can be lengthy and therefore should begin immediately.

  5. If applicable, submit Phlebotomist / Laboratory Assistant Work Experience Verification form

    Mail completed application packet postmarked no later than March 31 to:

    Arapahoe Community College
    5900 South Santa Fe Drive
    Littleton, CO 80160
    Attn: Susan Moran
    MLT Program – Box 31

Notes:

  • A Criminal Background check and drug screening is required prior to registering for any MLT course. In the event the student background check reveals any disqualifying factors a student will be dismissed from the MLT program. Get more information on the procedure for background checks and disqualifying events. Please note: Criminal background checks require a fee and the applicant's social security number.
  • Applications of those who are not admitted will not be carried over to the following year. Applicants must reapply to the MLT program by the next application deadline. Applicants must comply with the admission requirements for the current program year. It is the responsibility of the applicant to be aware of any change in criteria. Current admission information can be obtained from the MLT Program office.
  • Once accepted in the program, the following vaccinations will be required:
    • Tetanus
    • Varicella (chicken pox)
    • Hepatitis B. For additional information about the Hepatitis B vaccine, visit the CDC website
    • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccines for immunity. For additional information about MMR vaccines, visit the CDC website
    • Tuberculosis. Documentation for Negative Tuberculosis from a Tuberculin Skin Test (PPD) is required. For additional information visit the CDC website
    • Current seasonal flu vaccine. For additional information visit the CDC website

Ranking Criteria Point System

The following admission point system will be utilized to rank (or place in order) all completed applications received by the deadline, March 31st, for both the fast track & traditional route program options.

  1. One point will be awarded for each of the required general education course credits successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better as listed on a transcript from an accredited college or university. Points are not awarded for courses in progress.
  2. One point per year of work experience will be awarded to applicants who submit proof of at least 120 hours of work experience as a phlebotomist or laboratory assistant within the last 5 years. A maximum of five points may be awarded for this work experience criteria.

All complete applications received by the March 31st deadline will be assessed and assigned an overall point value. Applicants will be ranked starting with the highest point value first. Random selection is used when applicants have been awarded the same number of points.

In the event more acceptable applications are received than can be accommodated in the MLT program a wait-list will be generated from the remainder of the applicant pool.

Note: Applications that are not received by the deadline of March 31st will not be considered in the initial admissions process into the MLT program. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Applicants will be notified by mail by May 15th regarding their admission status to the MLT program.

Second Deadline:
If after the initial admission process there are still spaces available in the MLT program a second application deadline will be applied.

Complete applications that are received after March 31st but before the second admission deadline on July 31st will be assessed using the above admission point system if the class is not filled with the first round of applicants. The last date for possible appointments prior to the second application deadline is July 20th.

Applications received by the second deadline will be evaluated using the same criteria as listed above.

General Education Courses

One point will be awarded for each of the required general education courses successfully completed with a grade of "C" or better as listed on a transcript from an accredited college or university. Points are not awarded for courses in progress.

  • BIO 201 (4 credits)
  • BIO 202 (4 credits)
  • CHE 101 or CHE 111 (5 credits)
  • CIS 118 (3 credits)
  • COM 115 or COM 125 (3 credits)
  • ENG 121 or ENG 131 (3 credits)
  • HPR 178 (3 credits)

Work Experience

One point per year of work experience will be awarded to applicants who submit proof of at least 120 hours of work experience as a phlebotomist or laboratory assistant within the last 5 years at a current clinical affiliate of the ACC-MLT program. Use the work experience verification form. A maximum of five points may be awarded for this work criteria.

Admission Deadline

March 31 for a Fall start. Applications that are not received by the deadline of March 31 will not be considered in the initial admissions process into the MLT program. Incomplete applications will not be processed. A complete application packet is indicated when all necessary application items are filled out and required documentations are attached. Applicants will be notified by mail by May 15 regarding their admission status to the MLT program.

If after the initial admission process there are still spaces available in the MLT program, July 31 will be applied as a second application deadline. It is the student's responsibility to contact the program director regarding available spaces in the MLT program.

Applications received by the first or the second deadline will be evaluated using the same criteria listed above.

General Instructions

    1. Applicants are responsible for maintaining current mailing address, phone numbers and email addresses with the MLT Program as well as the college Records office.
    2. As a matter of courtesy, accepted applicants are requested to inform the MLT Program in writing (email is acceptable) of their decision not to enroll in the MLT Program. Other applicants are waiting for vacancy.
    3. The Fall semester is the entry point for new incoming students and is the best time to begin with the MLT program.