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Medical Laboratory Technology

Faculty/Advisor List:
Name E-mail Phone Number
Kim Dorton kdorton@me.vccs.edu 276-523-7456
Lorrie Huffard
Wytheville Community College
wchuffl@wcc.vccs.edu 276-223-4828

medlab_img1Program requirements:
MLT Program Requirements and Curriculum [PDF]

Medical Laboratory Technicians are important members of the health care team who perform and evaluate a wide variety of procedures ranging from blood collection to the use of intricate precision instruments.

Accreditation
The AAS degree is awarded by Wytheville Community College. WCC’s program is fully approved by Virginia’s State Council of Higher Education and the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Taking Classes
This program is an innovative, cooperative arrangement with Wytheville Community
College. Students register at MECC for their general education course requirements and register through WCC for their program courses. However, all class offerings and clinicals are provided on the MECC campus and at local healthcare facilities.

medlab_img3Credentials
After successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take a national certifying examination for registration as a Medical Laboratory Technician.

Job Opportunities
Opportunities for MLTs include employment at hospital clinical laboratories, reference and industrial laboratories, pharmaceutical firms, independent clinical laboratories, service agencies, physicians’ offices, clinics, government agencies, research institutions and the armed forces.

Salary
The beginning salary for Medical Lab Technician is $32,000 in the southwest Virginia area.

medlab_img4Admission to the Program

  • A high school diploma or the equivalent.
  • Completed with a grade of “C” or better in high school: one unit of Algebra, one unit of Chemistry, and one unit of Biology.
  • Eligible to enroll in ENG 111 in first fall semester of admission to the program.

Students may enroll in MECC’s developmental courses if they do not meet these requirements. Students presenting evidence of meeting these requirements will be admitted to the program by WCC annually. MECC has been allocated ten admission slots.

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