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MLT Admission
Summer-Start 2014 Applications Due: April 7 - 11, 2014
Applications will not be accepted before April 7th or after 5:00pm on April 11th.
Mailed applications must be postmarked by April 11th.
General Information
  • The Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) 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 of the program are accepted in spring and successful applicants begin the Second-Year coursework the following summer quarter.
    • Students have through the beginning of the Second-Year to complete all First-Year coursework (prerequisites).
  • All applicants will be notified as soon as possible and any offers of acceptance are contingent upon successful completion of prerequisites.
  • Acceptance to 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.

Transfer Students
To determine which transfer credits meet MLT prerequisites, students may request an official Credit Evaluation. This step usually takes a few weeks to complete. Students 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, students select the location of their choice and follow the appropriate application requirements. Regardless of site, students are expected to travel to different clinical locations.

Application Requirements
Mailed applications & materials must be postmarked by the application deadline. Students who wish to have their application and/or prerequisites reviewed 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 being accepted.
Please read the following requirements very carefully.
Program Acceptance
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 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 current Healthcare 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).

Additional Notes

  • 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 (509.682.6660) to determine if the criminal history would prevent access to a health care facility.

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