Mailed applications/materials must be postmarked by the deadline.
The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program is broken up by year: First-Year and Second-Year.
Entrance into the Second-Year is competitive.
Applications to the Second-Year are accepted every March.
Students have through the first day of the following summer quarter to complete all First-Year coursework (refer to the academic calendar).
All applicants will be notified by late April.
Offers of acceptance are contingent upon successful completion of First-Year coursework.
Acceptance to Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) does not guarantee acceptance into the MLT program.
Students must be 18 years of age or older before entering clinicals.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Second-Year Locations Second-Year coursework can be completed at one of our five sites: Wenatchee, Omak, Spokane, Walla Walla, or Pendleton, Oregon. During the application process, students select the location of their choice and follow the appropriate application requirements. Moses Lake students must select one of the sites listed above because Second-Year coursework is not offered in Moses Lake.
Application Requirements Students who wish to review their application and/or prerequisites should schedule an appointment with the Educational Planner for Allied Health early (509.682.6830). No appointments to review applications will be scheduled during the two week window when applications are due.
If you have a bachelor's degree, skip to the next section and follow those application requirements.
Complete the WVC Application. Current WVC students (those taking classes winter quarter) do not need to reapply.
Complete the appropriate MLT Application:
Wenatchee and Omak students (coming soon)
Spokane, Walla Walla, and Pendleton students (coming soon)
Attach sealed, official college transcripts from ALL colleges where you have earned credit (excluding WVC).
If your official transcript will not show recent winter grades, also attach an unofficial transcript showing these grades.
Submit an unofficial printout of both winter and spring schedules.
Demonstrate a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Attend an Allied Health Information Session.
Information Sessions Every fall, winter, and spring quarter, two information sessions will be offered. One session will be offered via ITV on Omak's campus. This requirement can be waived for students who live out of the area.
Fall 2013 dates coming soon.
Transfer Students To view an equivalency chart, click here. This chart is subject to change and is meant to be used as a guide only. Students may also request an official Credit Evaluation. This step usually takes a few weeks to complete.
Selection of applicants for the Wenatchee and Omak sites are based on the probability of success score. Students' scores are determined using:
Cumulative college GPA
Average grade from BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242 and BIOL& 260 (or equivalent transfer courses)
NOTE: repetition of BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242 and/or BIOL& 260 (or equivalent transfer courses) due to (a) earning a "C-" or below, (b) withdrawal, or (c) changing from credit to audit mid-quarter will result in a deduction of points. Each repetition will result in additional deductions. Deductions negatively affect the probability of success score.
Grade from ENGL& 101 (or equivalent transfer course)
Selection of applicants for the Spokane, Walla Walla, and Pendleton sites are based on grades (see above), recommendations, and occasionally interviews.
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 course 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. Students with a criminal record should meet with the Associate Dean of Allied Health/Nursing Administrator (509-682-6660) to determine if the criminal history would prevent access to a health care facility.
Successful applicants will receive an acceptance letter (in late July) and a packet from the Allied Health Department detailing these next steps. DO NOT include these items with the application.
Pay a $50, non-refundable, acceptance fee.
Provide a copy of current Health Care Provider CPR card (must include first aid, CPR, and AED for adults, children, and infants).
Provide documentation of 7-hour Washington state HIV/AIDS certificate.
Provide documentation of immunizations (for more information, click here).
Provide verification of major medical insurance (accident/injury).
Provide background check information.
Provide results of a five-panel drug test from a certified lab.
Complete the Allied Health packet.
Provide proof of liability insurance (calculated into tuition and fees at time of registration; tuition receipt can thus be used as proof).
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