Lab Assistant

Medical Lab Assistant Admissions

Ready to take the next step and apply for San Jacinto College's Medical Lab Assistant program? We've streamlined the application process to make it easy for you. Get all the information you need, and never hesitate to reach out with questions.

How to Apply

In our Medical Lab Assistant program, you'll become skilled in specimen collection, lab data reporting, and basic healthcare testing. Gain valuable experience alongside healthcare professionals through classes, labs, and hospital placements. After one year, take the national certification exam.
  1. Apply to San Jac

    Apply at to become a student at San Jac.

  2. Apply to the MLA Program

    Use the blue button link to apply to the Medical Lab Assistant 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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. Use CastleBranch to submit your documentation, or work with your doctor to retrieve your documentation and submit it directly to the department.

  6. Submit Previous Work History

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

  7. 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. Sessions are held over Zoom.

    Information sessions for 2024 held from 12 - 1 p.m. 

    Jan. 31
    Feb. 28
    Mar. 27
    Apr. 24

Helpful Resources


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 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

You'll need a physical exam before starting the program. Here's a link to the form to bring with you to your physical exam appointment. 

Physical Exam Form


Clinical Affiliates

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

 HCA Partners

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

HCA Healthcare Northwest
710 Cypress Creek, Houston, TX 77090

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Partners (A-L)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kindred Hospital
6441 Main St., Houston TX 77030

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

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

Partners (M-Z)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

01 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77550

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

Ready to Get Started?

We're here to help! 
Lindsey Johnson
Prog Dir/CLC, Medical Lab Tech
(281) 478-2730
Bertha Rodriguez
Sr Administrative Assistant
(281) 478-3612