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MLT Admission

What are the First-Year courses (prerequisites)?
Click here (PDF) to get a list of all the general requirements and First-Year courses (prerequisites).  If you have a bachelor’s degree, click here (PDF) instead.  Attend an in-person Allied Health Information Session or watch the video below to learn more.

WVC Medical Lab Technology info session video

Two of the First-Year courses must be completed through Wenatchee Valley College: MLT 100 and 102.  Click here (PDF) to learn how to register for these courses.

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 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, it is recommended that you have your credits evaluated by requesting an official Credit Evaluation (PDF).  You can also use the Equivalency Chart (PDF) as a guide.

When are applications accepted?
The program starts every summer quarter and takes 1 year (5 quarters) to complete. The next application window will be in spring quarter 2018. Exact dates will be announced in winter quarter 2018. 

What are the application requirements?
You must be 18 by the first day of the program to apply.  You must also (a) have met all general requirements by the application deadline and (b) be on track to complete all First-Year coursework (PDF) by the first day of the program in order apply.  Once those requirements are met, complete all the steps below.

  • Read the application instructions
    • Wenatchee and Omak instructions (available winter quarter 2018)
    • Walla Walla, and Pendleton instructions (available winter quarter 2018)
  • Complete the appropriate MLT Application
    • Wenatchee and Omak application (available winter quarter 2018)
    • Walla Walla, and Pendleton application (available winter quarter 2018)
  • Submit your application by the due date

How are applications evaluated?
Selection of students for the Wenatchee and Omak sites is based on grades.  Specifically, the program considers:

  • Your cumulative college GPA
  • Your average grade from BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, and BIOL& 260 (or equivalent)
    • Repetition of these courses may affect your acceptance
  • Your grade from ENGL& 101 (or equivalent)

Selection of students for the Walla Walla and Pendleton sites is based on grades, recommendations, and interviews.

What do I need to complete if I am accepted to the program?
All applicants will be notified about a month after applying.  If you are accepted to the program, you must complete all the requirements detailed on this page (PDF) as well as all items listed in the acceptance packet.  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 program for any reason, contact the program director to discuss your re-entry options (509.682.6678).
  • On-the-job physical requirements include the 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 WVC Dean of Allied Health  (509.682.6660) to determine if your criminal history would prevent access to a health care facility.