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Summer Hours take effect June 20 - Sept. 2 and some important student services are temporarily relocating. See the details.

Application and Admission

Application to the Medical Lab Technology Program

  • Plan to attend an MLT Program Information Session.
  • Review and complete general education and core prerequisite courses listed in the AAAS or Certificate of Proficiency planning guide. 
  • MLT Program Application form is updated mid-February.  Application deadline is May 10th.
  • The MLT Program Course Equivalence Chart lists courses that meet these requirements if taken at other WA ST Community and Technical Colleges.
  • MLT Faculty can evaluate transcripts for college courses not listed in the MLT Program Course Equivalency chart.

Admission

Students are notified of acceptance to the MLT Program by June 30th

Acceptance is based on points given for prerequisite science courses that have been completed at the time of application and work experience /additional bonus courses.  

The number of student accepted into the MLT Program depends upon the number of clinical training sites and complete training rotations.  A student will train in the following areas:  Hematology, Chemistry, Microbiology, and Phlebotomy.  

One or two alternate students are appointed during the acceptance process.  If an opening becomes available, the alternate is notified by September 10th.

Work service credit

  • Phlebotomy work experience of one month will be acceptable for course substitution waiver for MLT 200 Phleb. Skills lab and MLT 132 Phleb. Practicum.
  • AIDS / HIV Certification with 7 contact hour training will be acceptable for course substitution waiver for MLT 123 requirement.

Clinical Placement

Students are scheduled for practicum training spring or fall quarter.  If clinical placement cannot be guaranteed for any reason, the MLT Program procedure is as follows:

  • The original points given at MLT Program acceptance are used to determine and, if necessary, to reassign clinical placements. 
  • Students will be placed in the order of the highest point values originally received. 
  • Reassignment of clinical placements will be based on the location of the original clinical placements (i.e., local Seattle-area facilities or Regional-area facilities).
  • Seattle-area students will be ranked together; Regional-area students will be ranked together.

The MLT Program attempts to place students in the same quarter and within the same training area (i.e., local or regional) as originally scheduled.  If this is not possible, the MLT Program will place students in the earliest available replacement rotation.

Required Documentation

Following acceptance into the MLT Program, the following documentation is required:

  • Criminal History Background check: Required upon appointment acceptance into the MLT Program.  If a criminal history is determined, then appointment acceptance is withdrawn.
  • Medical Insurance: Injury medical insurance coverage is the minimum required for clinical practicum training, and major medical insurance is recommended. Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan can be purchased at the college for a quarter or year. 
  • Liability insurance: Included in the tuition for practicum training courses.
  • Vaccinations and TB skin test(s): Vaccinations must be current and include:
    • Hepatitis B series:         series of three vaccination at day 1, 1 month and 6 months or immune titer
    • MMR: 2 vaccinations or immune titer
    • Tdap: current within the last 10 years.  
    • PPD skins test/ TB test:   Performed annually. Two Step testing required if annual testing not performed in the last two years.   
    • Additional vaccination(s) may be required by some clinical facilities such as Influenza and Varicella.
  • Current CPR certificate: Healthcare Providers with CPR and AED training is required.