Medical Laboratory Technology Admission
What are the prerequisites for the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program?
Click here to get a list of all the general requirements and prerequisites for the MLT program. If you have a bachelor’s degree, click here instead for your list of general requirements and prerequisites. Attend an Allied Health Information Session to learn about all the MLT program requirements.
Where can the program be completed?
The MLT program is offered on both of the Wenatchee Valley College campuses (Wenatchee and Omak). It is also offered in Spokane, Walla Walla, and Pendleton, Oregon. During the application process you will select your desired location.
How are transfer credits evaluated?
If you have transfer credits, you should have your credits evaluated. To do this, request an official Credit Evaluation. This step usually takes a few weeks to complete. You can also use the Equivalency Chart but please remember that this chart is subject to change and is meant to be used as a guide only.
When are applications accepted?
The MLT program starts every summer quarter (late June) and takes 1 year (5-quarters) to complete. Applications are accepted during a 1-week window in March/April prior to the start of the program. The next application window will be in March/April 2015 but exact dates have not yet been determined (the dates will be posted here in winter 2015). Applications will not be accepted before or after the application window and mailed applications must be postmarked by the last day of the application window.
What are the application requirements?
You must be 18 by the first day of the program in order to apply. You must also be on track to complete all prerequisites by the first day of the program (summer quarter) in order to submit an application (click here for the prerequisites for students with a bachelor’s degree). If you will meet that deadline, complete all the steps below and submit your application during the application window. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Apply to WVC
- Complete the appropriate MLT Application (these will be posted here in winter 2015)
- Attach up-to-date sealed, official college transcripts from all colleges where you have earned credit (excluding WVC)
- Attach a copy of your spring quarter schedule
Additionally, if you are applying to either the Spokane, Walla Walla, or Pendleton site:
How are applications evaluated?
Selection of applicants for the Wenatchee and Omak sites is based on a probability of success score. Your score will be determined using:
- Your cumulative college GPA
- Your average grade from BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, and BIOL& 260 (or equivalent)
- Repetition of these courses may result in points being taken off the probability of success score.
- Your grade from ENGL& 101 (or equivalent)
Students with the highest scores are admitted to the MLT program.
Selection of applicants for the Spokane, Walla Walla, and Pendleton sites are based on grades, recommendations, and interviews.
What is required if I am accepted to the program?
All applicants will be notified by late April. If you are accepted to the MLT program, you must complete all the requirements detailed on this page as well as all items listed in the acceptance packet (do not include these items with the MLT application). You should also be prepared to pay a $50, non-refundable, acceptance fee.
What else should I know before applying to the MLT program?
- Acceptance to WVC does not guarantee acceptance to the MLT program.
- If you leave the MLT program for any reason, contact the Director of the MLT program to discuss your re-entry options (509.682.6678).
- On-the-job physical requirements include: ability to lift 50 pounds, carry 20 pounds, sit for 4 hours, and stand for 8-12 hours.
- Conviction of certain crimes may prevent completion of the clinical requirements of the program and may prevent future licensure and employment in health care. A criminal record check is required prior to any clinical training experience or clinical field trips. If you have a criminal record, meet with the Dean of Allied Health & Nursing (509.682.6660) to determine if your criminal history would prevent access to a health care facility.