Medical Laboratory Technology: Accepted Students

Students who are accepted into the Medical Laboratory Technology program will be notified during the Program Orientation. For dates and times, see the "Orientation Tab" on the program homepage. Please note: If required General Education and prerequisite science coursework have not been completed, the applicant should contact Health Science Advising or the MLT Program Manager ( for guidance and clarification.

Complete instructions to meet the requirements listed below will be explained at the New Student Orientation. The program coordinator will provide the necessary paperwork to begin the process once the student has been accepted into the program.

Students are also required to sign the Technical Standards form. 

Accepted Student Requirements

Background and Drug Screening

Students eligible for registration to the core courses (accepted as major) will be required to have a Level 2 Background check and Drug screening. Applicants must be drug free and free of offenses that would disqualify them from the student clinical experience in a health care setting. The background check will include Residence History, Fingerprinting, Nationwide Sexual Offenders Registry search and Florida Statewide Criminal Records search. The cost of the background check and drug screening is the responsibility of the student. 


Certification by the American Heart Association Course "Healthcare Provider CPR" - All students will be required to have current American Heart Association Course CPR certification and AIDS104/BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS certification. This may be earned via Eastern Florida State College or community offerings (for example, Health First corporate education).

Health Status

  • All students must show proof of HBV immunization or sign a waiver.
  • All students are required to show proof of a current negative Tuberculin test. (TB/PPD)
  • All students must show proof of childhood vaccinations.

A copy of each must be provided for inclusion in your Health Sciences Campus Division folder. Download History and Immunization Form. Required before first semester of MLT major courses. (These documents are required as part of the background procedure.)


All students who are registered in a Health Sciences Campus program are required to purchase the "Professional Liability" insurance at a cost of $16 per year and "Accident Insurance" at a cost of $10.50 per year (Aug.-Aug.) through EFSC. This can be done at any cashier's office on any campus. A copy of the paid receipt must be provided.

Clinical Requirement

All students will be required to complete assigned clinical rotations in the program.  

Current Clinical Affiliates (rotations may not be offered every semester):

  • Wuesthoff Medical Center, Rockledge
  • Wuesthoff Reference Lab, Viera
  • Wuesthoff Medical Center, Melbourne
  • Bioreference Labs, Melbourne
  • Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne
  • Cape Canaveral Hospital, Cocoa Beach
  • Florida Hospitals: Wesley Chapel, Tampa, Zephyrhills and Waterman
  • Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach
  • Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach
  • Patrick AF Base Clinic
  • VA Medical Center, Orlando and Viera
  • MIMA/Health First Clinical Laboratory, Melbourne
  • Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala