Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

The Medical Laboratory Technology program generally accepts 20 students each year. The program begins fall term at Cascade Campus. Students are selected based on a competitive point system. For information on how to receive points, see the advising guide. Please check your PCC email regularly during the admission process. All communication related to your application and admission will be done through your PCC email account.

Steps to admission:

  1. Attend information session or make advising appointment 
  2. Apply to PCC
  3. Take placement test or get credit for previous coursework
  4. Submit Transcripts
  5. Complete prerequisite classes and earn points toward admission
  6. Complete the application
  7. Admission Notification

When to apply

Students with the same number of points will be accepted in the order their completed application was received, so apply early.

Application deadlines
Term you want to start First chance to apply Deadline
Fall 2016 January 11, 2016 March 25, 2016

Cohort and schedule

Students will become part of a cohort (a group of students who take classes together). The Medical Laboratory Technology program is an Associate of Applied Science Degree program. Students attend full time during the day for 7 terms.

Practicum Requirements

After admission to the program, but before beginning directed practice, students may be required to complete some or all of the following: criminal background check, proof of immunizations, and a ten-panel drug screening. There will be a cost to the student associated with completing this requirement (see program costs). For more information about practicum requirements contact Admissions at healthca@pcc.edu or 971-722-5667.


We have just revised the MLT program curriculum so students entering the program in fall 2015 will not follow the curriculum listed in the catalog. Many of the courses will be the same but the sequencing and composition of courses will be different and some of the courses required have changed. View the new 2015-16 curriculum.