Medical Lab

Medical Laboratory Technology Admission Information

Medical lab technicians across the country help providers make critical discoveries and diagnoses every day. If you want to be one of these dedicated medical professionals, start with a career-boosting degree or certificate program in medical lab technology.

Success at Every Step

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first-time pass rate for the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification exam in 2021.
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Getting Started in Med Lab Tech

The medical lab technology program is a selective admission program that admits students based on the number of available clinical sites. If you’ve been admitted to San Jac and are ready to dive into the program, follow these steps to get started.
  1. Review Application Information

    Before jumping into the program, it’s important for all students to review the application information form. This form provides a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know about getting started in the medical lab technology program.

  2. Take Your Prereqs

    Next step? Completing your prerequisite courses, according to the curriculum approved in the college catalog. This includes MATH 1314, ENGL 1301, and MLAB 1201. Students must also take BIO 2404 or one of the following combinations: either BIO 2301/2101 or BIO 2401 and BIO 2302/2102. Students must earn a “C” or above in these courses to be admitted to the medical lab technology program.

  3. Apply to the Program

    Use the link below to apply to the Medical Lab Technology program. Applications are accepted April 1 - June 1 for Fall entrance and September 1 - December 1 for Spring entrance. 

    If you have trouble accessing the application, please email or call or 281-478-2730.

  4. CastleBranch

    Students are required to create and complete a CastleBranch account which will include: 

    • BLS Certification
    • Immunization Tracker
    • Background Check
    • Drug Screen
    • Proof of Medical Insurance

  5. Submit Your Transcripts

    All students—especially those looking to transfer credits—must submit official transcripts from all previously attended institutions, including high school and San Jac.

  6. Submit Immunization Documentation

    Ensure you’re up to date on all required immunizations, including tuberculosis, varicella, hepatitis B and C, the flu, and COVID-19. Work with your doctor to retrieve your documentation, then submit it directly to the department.

  7. Submit Previous Work History

    In some cases, students might be able to transfer previous medical work history into course credits. Use the form below to submit any experience you think might be relevant.

  8. Attend an Information Session

    Prior to applying to the program, all students are required to attend an information session, where students can ask faculty and staff critical questions about the program.

    Check back for availability.

Helpful Resources


In this robust program, you’ll take courses on a range of subjects, including hematology, microbiology, immunology, and more. View the admission scoring rubric below to learn more.


Plan of Study

 Before diving into courses, it’s important to have a clear understanding of the costs associated with taking classes, completing pre-admission requirements, and ordering textbooks. Use the guides below to estimate your costs, and view our financial aid page to learn about financial options.


View the Program Costs

The medical lab technology student handbook provides a comprehensive look at San Jac’s mission, the program’s curriculum, academic policies, affiliated organizations, and much more. Find the answers to all your questions in the handbook below.


View the Handbook

As a student at San Jacinto College, scrubs are required as part of your uniform. 

Scrub Order Information

To prepare for the Medical Lab Tech program, students need to have a physical. Here is the form you'll need to take with you.

Physical Exam Form

Clinical Affiliates

We’re proud to partner with the following top medical facilities in the Houston area to give our students the hands-on training they need to launch their medical lab technology careers.


Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
6720 Bertner Ave., Houston, TX 77030

St. Luke’s Patients Medical Center
4600 E. Sam Houston Parkway S., Pasadena, TX 77505

VA Medical Center
2002 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030

Kindred Hospital
6441 Main St., Houston TX 77030

Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center
1206 North Travis St., Liberty, TX 77575

Harris County Hospital District
P.O. Box 66769, Houston, TX 77266

The Methodist Hospital Downtown
6565 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
16655 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77479

Houston Methodist Baytown
4401 Garth Rd., Baytown, TX 77521

Houston Methodist Southeast
78300 Houston Methodist Dr., Nassau Bay, TX 77058


Memorial Hermann Southwest
7600 Beechnut St., Houston, TX 77074

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
2201 West Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030

Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital
16100 South Freeway, Pearland, TX 77584

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
11800 Astoria Blvd., Houston, TX 77089

Memorial Hermann Woodlands Hospital
9250 Pinecroft, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Christus Southeast Texas Health System
2830 Calder Ave., Beaumont, TX 77702

HCA Houston Clear Lake
500 Medical Center Blvd., Webster, TX 77598

HCA Mainland Medical Center
6801 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City, TX 77591

HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast
4000 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX 77504

HCA Houston Healthcare, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas
7600 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77054


HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood
22999 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, TX 77339

HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe
504 Medical Center Blvd., Conroe, TX 77304

HCA Healthcare Medical Center
1313 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX 77004

HCA Healthcare Northwest
710 Cypress Creek, Houston, TX 77090

HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland
11100 Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland, TX 77584

HCA Houston Healthcare West
12141 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77082

Kingspoint Labs
14200 Gulf Freeway, Suite 202, Houston, TX 77034

01 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77550

Ready to Get Started?

 Reach out for more details on applying to a degree or certificate program in medical lab technology.
Lindsey Johnson
Prog Dir/CLC, Medical Lab Tech
(281) 478-2730
Bertha Rodriguez
Sr Administrative Assistant
(281) 478-3612