The WVC Medical Laboratory Technology Program is a limited enrollment program. The number of students accepted each year is dependent on the number of clinical sites available. The program is usually completed in eight academic quarters (two calendar years). Depending on the educational background of the entering student, fewer quarters may be required. All students are considered for admission.
During the preparatory first three quarters of the first year, the typical MLT student takes general education courses and specialized medical laboratory courses designed to provide a solid base for the second year of on-the-job training.
Students spend the second year in medical laboratory facilities that have agreed to be training centers, while simultaneously taking theoretical supporting courses. Travel to distant training facilities may be required and work on a variety of shifts may be necessary; therefore, the use of an automobile is required.
The WVC Regional Program includes training at distant sites including Blue Mountain Community College. As long as current clinical training agreements continue, most regional MLT students are not required to spend any time training in Wenatchee.
- Wenatchee Valley College’s (WVC) Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program is unique in that the First-Year (prerequisite) coursework is done before applying to the program.
- Applications to the Second-Year are due every March.
- Students may apply to the Second-Year while still completing First-Year coursework.
Students have through the spring quarter after applications are due to complete First-Year coursework. The first year MLT series (MLT 100, 101, 102) is completed online through Wenatchee Valley College ***.
MLT Second-Year Coursework
During the second year, courses MLT 213, 223, 233 and their associated laboratory courses (MLT 214, 224 and 234) are taught by the use of Interactive TV classrooms, laboratory or audiovisual materials.
All students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 ("C" or better) in all specified program courses.
As a result of completing the MLT program, students obtain a background in general college courses and the sciences, and they develop the important technical skills required for medical laboratory employment. After graduation students are encouraged to take one of the national certification examinations, which is required by most medical laboratory employers (ASCP/BOR or NCA exams).
BMCC’s Office of Instruction, Wade Muller, at (541) 278-5971 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.