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MLT Admission
 
Summer-Start 2015 Applications Due: To be determined (spring 2015)
Applications will not be accepted before or after the application window.
Mailed applications & materials must be postmarked by the last day of the application window.
 
General Information
  • The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program is a summer-start, 5-quarter program.
  • Students who have completed all general requirements and prerequisites are eligible to apply.
  • Program acceptance is based on grades (see Program Acceptance section below).
  • Applications to the program are accepted in spring (March/April) but students have until the beginning of the program to complete all prerequisites.
  • All applicants will be notified by late April or early May.
  • Students must be 18 to start the program.

Transfer Students
To determine which transfer credits meet MLT prerequisites, you may request an official Credit Evaluation. This step usually takes a few weeks to complete. You can also use the Equivalency Chart. This chart is subject to change and is meant to be used as a guide only.

Second-Year Locations
Second-Year coursework can be completed at one of five sites: Wenatchee, Omak, Spokane, Walla Walla, or Pendleton, Oregon. During the application process, you select the location of your choice and follow the appropriate application requirements. Regardless of site, you are expected to travel to different clinical locations.

Application Requirements
If you wish to have your application and/or prerequisites reviewed, schedule an appointment with the Allied Health Educational Planner early (509.682.6830). No appointments to review applications will be scheduled during the time when applications are being accepted.
  • Apply to WVC and select summer quarter 2015 as the quarter you plan to begin. If you are taking classes at WVC in spring quarter 2015, you do not need to reapply.
  • Complete the appropriate MLT Application (applications will be posted on this page in early 2015).
  • Ensure you are on track to complete all prerequisites by the end of spring quarter 2015 with a "C" (2.0) or higher.
  • Attach sealed, official college transcripts from all colleges where you have earned
    credit (excluding WVC).
    • Note: If you are taking winter quarter 2015 classes at another school (besides WVC), and your winter grades will not be posted on your official transcripts by the application due date, attach an unofficial transcript showing your winter grades (this is in addition to the official transcript).
  • Attach a copy of your spring quarter 2015 schedule (if you are taking any classes during spring).
  • Spokane, Walla Walla, and Pendleton students must submit three recommendations.
  • Ensure that your cumulative college GPA is a 2.5 or higher.
  • Attend an Allied Health Information Session (this requirement can be waived for students who live out of the area). 
Program Acceptance
Selection of applicants for the Wenatchee and Omak sites are based on a 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 grade lower than a "C" (2.0), (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 is based on grades, recommendations, and interviews.
 
After Acceptance
Successful applicants will receive 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 a current Healthcare Provider CPR card
  • Provide a copy of a current Basic First Aid card (for adults, children, and infants).
  • Provide documentation of 7-hour Washington state HIV/AIDS certificate.
  • Provide documentation of immunizations
  • 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).

Additional Notes

  • Acceptance to WVC does not guarantee acceptance to the MLT program.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Students who leave the MLT program for any reason should contact the MLT Program Director to discuss 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 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 Dean of Allied Health & Nursing (509.682.6660) to determine if the criminal history would prevent access to a health care facility.


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