Dear Student:
I appreciate your interest in Texas Southmost College (TSC) Medical Laboratory Technology Program (MLT). The enclosed information will explain the requirements for the application process.

  • Admission to TSC Contact the enrollment office for college admission requirements (956) 295-3600.
  • Submission of a complete application for admission to the MLT Program located at office H3A

The admission application deadline is the 2nd Friday in July at noon.

  • Submission of two letters of recommendation.
  • Documentation of any certification currently held.
  • Unofficial TSC transcript showing all accepted transferred courses
  • Computer

Essential Functions required

  • Vision accuracy- The student must be able to read charts and graphs, read instrument scales, discriminate colors, read microscopic materials, and record results
  • Clear communication- the student must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively to assess non-verbal communication and be able to adequately transmit information to the patient and members of the healthcare team.
  • Fine Motor Function- The student must have all the skills necessary to safely and accurately perform all the diagnostic procedures, manipulate tools, instruments, and equipment. The student must be able to perform phlebotomy safely and accurately.
  • Psychological Stability- The student must have the emotional health required for full utilization of his or her intellectual abilities. Must be able to recognize emergency situations and take appropriate action.

Prerequisite Courses

  • BIOL 2301 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • MATH 1342* Elementary Statistical Methods
  • ENGL 1301 Composition
  • Note: *MATH 1314 College Algebra or higher accepted

Selection Criteria: 126 Points Possible
Applicant pool ranking will be based on points received for prerequisite courses grades, chemistry course, healthcare experience as volunteer or work, and academic accomplishments (See the list below):

  1. Points for BIOL 2301, Math 1342 or higher, and ENGL 1301: A = 8, B = 6, C = 4
  2. Points for CHEM 1305 or CHEM 1311: A = 12, B = 10, C = 8
  3. Documentation for healthcare work experience
    (minimum six months): 10 points
  4. Completion of Bachelor degree: 50 points
  5. Completion of an Associate degree: 20 points
  6. Transcripts: 10 points

Applicants will be notified by e-mail whether they have been or have not been selected into the program.

Requirements after acceptance into the TSC MLT program are:

  1. Uniform
  2. Mandatory attendance to the MLT Program orientation at the scheduled day and time. (You will receive this information on your acceptance letter).
  3. Students are admitted to the TSC MLT program on provisional status pending completing the criminal background check, physical exam, CPR certification, drug screen, and up-to-date immunizations.

Admission is non-discriminatory regarding race, creed, sex, age, handicap, or national origin.

For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at [email protected]. You can also access information at


Consuelo Villalon, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.T (AMT)
MLT Program Director

Effective September 1, 2017, HB 1508, 85th Leg., R.S. (2017), amended Chapter 53 of the Texas Occupations Code to add Subchapter E relating to notice to applicants to and enrollees in certain educational programs regarding the consequences of a criminal conviction on eligibility for an occupational license.

According to Chapter 53, Subchapter E, of the Texas Occupations Code, please be advised that Texas Southmost College offers programs that lead to an occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001. Licensing authorities may have guidelines concerning prior criminal convictions that would make an individual ineligible for issuance of a given license. If you are enrolled in a program that may prepare an individual for an occupational license and/or if you later decide to change to a program that prepares you for an occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001, following state law, please be advised of the following:

  1. An individual who has been convicted of an offense may be ineligible for issuance of an occupational license upon completion of the educational program;
  2. Each licensing authority that may issue an occupational license to an individual who completes an educational program must establish guidelines that state the reasons a particular crime is considered to relate to a particular license and any other criterion that affects the decisions of the licensing authority.
  3. Local or county licensing authorities may issue additional guidelines related to criminal history. Applicants should contact their respective local or county licensing authority for more details.
  4. A person may request a criminal history evaluation letter regarding the personal eligibility for a license issued by a licensing authority under Texas Occupations Code 53.102.

Note that the provisions of Chapter 53 of the Texas Occupations Code relating to the consequences of criminal conviction do not apply to licenses granted by the Supreme Court of Texas, law enforcement officers (Texas Occupations Code Chapter 1701), emergency medical services personnel (Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 773), or persons licensed by the Texas Medical Board, the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, the State Board of Dental Examiners, or the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners that have been convicted of a felony under Chapter 481 or 483 or Section 485.003 of the Texas Health and Safety Code. If you are seeking one of these licenses, please be aware that other provisions of the law may be applicable relating to the consequences of a criminal conviction.

All applicants to and enrollees of Texas Southmost College are encouraged to review all applicable eligibility requirements related to the respective occupational license. Questions related to eligibility requirements should be directed to the applicable licensing authority.