Major Code: 3309
The Medical Laboratory Technology is a selective admission program. Candidates must meet the admission requirements listed below.
All persons seeking admission to the A.A.S. Degree Program in Medical Laboratory Technology:
- Must be fully admitted to BridgeValley Community and Technical College. This includes the submission of ACT or SAT 1 scores, official high school transcripts or GED/TASC scores reports and official transcripts from all previous colleges attended. Must also submit a MLT Program application to the MLT Program during the application period of January through March preceding the summer admission. These applications are available on the website, www.bridgevalley.edu. Official copies of transcripts must accompany application to the MLT Program; however, an official BridgeValley Community and Technical College transcript listing all previous college credit is acceptable.
- Must have completed all the prerequisite courses or have them in progress by the application period.
- Must have a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA on all previous college credits.
- Must have a grade of “C” or better in all science classes.
Students should be aware that clinical agencies require students to pass a criminal background check and drug screen in order to have learning experiences in their facilities. This will require a criminal background check. Other additional admission requirements, such as screening interviews or health screenings, may be required. All students admitted must meet and be able to perform the Technical Standards of the Program.
Medical laboratory Technicians (MLT’s) performs a variety of complex biological and chemical analyses on patient specimens both manually and with sophisticated laboratory equipment. These analyses assist the physician in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of disease.
Program Goals and Objectives
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will demonstrate competency in performing test methodologies and clinical laboratory tasks expected of an entry level MLT/CLT. Students will complete a 16-week rotation in all areas of the laboratory in a hospital setting, applying cognitive learning to hands-on situations.
This MLT program prepares the student to sit for a national certification exam, and upon successful completion of this exam, enables the MLT graduates to be licensed in the state of WV. Transfer Baccalaureate Options: MLT’s can go on to baccalaureate institutions to earn their bachelor’s degree in medical technology and continue on to work as a medical technologist, usually as a laboratory supervisor.
Employment opportunities would include (but are not limited to) the following: hospitals, clinics, reference laboratories, public health laboratories, infection control, pharmaceutical companies, industry, businesses (particularly lab equipment companies).