Admissions Process

Admissions Criteria:

  • Application for admission to the college
  • High school transcript or G.E.D. official score report
  • Transcripts of all post-secondary education
  • Completed Consideration for Admission form
  • ACT scores

In addition applicants must also meet minimum scores on the ACT, or have successfully completed college level courses in English and mathematics. Minimum scores on the ACT are 18 in English, 19 in Mathematics, and 20 in Reading.

*Students enrolled in a certificate program embedded in the MLT curriculum, will have admission requirements separate from MLT program students. However, if the certificate student chooses to apply for admission into the Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technician, the admission standards will have to be met.

Admissions Committee:

Selection of students for the program will be made by the president of the college or the president s designee, after considering the recommendations of the Admissions Committee. Membership on this Committee shall include the following:

  • Medical Laboratory Technician Program Director
  • Medical Laboratory Technician Faculty Member
  • Admissions Officer and/or Counselor
  • General Education - Faculty Members (2)

Preference may be given to:

  • Applicants with an ACT composite score of 19 or above.
  • Applicants who possess an Associates or Bachelor s degree in a related science field.
  • Applicants who rank in the upper half of their graduating class or have an average score of 50 or above on the GED.
  • Applicants with a background in algebra and chemistry
  • Those applicants who submit evidence of successful completion of developmental course work and/or those who have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better in 12 or more credit hours of college work, including at least one science course.
  • Students who completed the admission procedure prior to March 1.
  • Student who has completed a KCTCS phlebotomy program.

Transfer

  • Students wishing to transfer from one Medical Laboratory Technician program to another will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Admission will be dependent upon available resources at the community college.
  • Students must meet all program admission requirements set by the college to which transfer is sought

Additional Criteria:

Upon admittance the student must submit the following materials prior to beginning clinical experiences:

  • Results of the Color Blindness Test
  • Evidence of receiving Hepatitis B vaccination; or evidence of being in the process of receiving the Hepatitis B vaccine series; or a signed declination form if student chooses not to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination
  • TB skin test
  • Immunization Records
  • Specified laboratory test results required by clinical affiliates
  • Criminal background check
  • Drug Screening

Essential Functions:

The Medical Laboratory Technician specializes in the application of scientific knowledge and theory in the skillful performance of medical laboratory functions. Therefore, all applicants should possess:

  • Sufficient visual acuity and color perception, such as is needed to perform microscopic examinations, to distinguish color reactions, and to detect antigen-antibody reactions
  • Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination to efficiently implement the skills required in performing laboratory functions, including collection of specimens and manipulation of laboratory equipment, such as glassware and electronic instruments
  • Sufficient communication skills (verbal, non-verbal and written) to interact effectively with individuals
  • Sufficient intellectual, emotional, and physical functions to plan and implement laboratory duties in a responsible manner