Medical Laboratory Technology

The Medical Laboratory Technology program prepares students to perform clinical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and immunohematology that may be used in the maintenance of health and the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Coursework emphasizes mathematical and scientific concepts related to specimen collection, laboratory testing and procedures, quality assurance, and reporting/recording and interpreting findings involving tissue, blood, and body fluids. Graduates may be eligible to take examinations given by the Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Employment opportunities include laboratories in hospitals, medical offices, industry, and research facilities. 

Perry Health Sciences Admissions
919-747-0402
[email protected]

ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Complete the Wake Tech Community College Application for Admission.  

  • Provide official transcripts (in a sealed envelope) of ALL previous education, including high school or GED scores and college transcripts if applicable. Applications will not be processed until ALL transcripts have been received. Applicants can send a Request for High School or Prior College Transcript form to schools they have attended and have their transcripts sent directly to Wake Tech. Faxed or opened transcripts are not official and will not be accepted. High school transcripts must be complete and must show date of graduation. Applicants may call the Student Information Center at 919-866-5500 to see if transcripts have been received.

  • Apply for Financial Aid and Veterans benefits. Students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all supporting documents to make sure their request can be processed in time for the start of the semester. Be sure to include the Wake Tech school code: 004844.

  • Take the placement test. Schedule and prepare for the test at the Testing Center website. Students who meet certain requirements may be exempt from testing.  You may read about the exemptions from the placement test at the Testing Center website.

  • Demonstrate chemistry proficiency. The chemistry proficiency requirement may be satisfied by completing ONE of the following: a college-level basic chemistry course from a U.S. regionally-accredited institution with a grade of “C” or better; or one unit of a high school chemistry course with a grade of “C” or better; or CHM 090 (Chemistry Concepts) or an equivalent CHM 090 with a grade of “C” or better.

  • Once all admissions requirements have been met, submit a Clinical Application to a Health Sciences advisor to be considered eligible for the MLT program.  

  • The clinical admissions procedure for MLT is a two-part process utilizing both a first-come, first-served process and class completion.  This procedure is used if there are more applicants who have met the minimum admission requirements (MAR) than there are available clinical spaces.  Those applicants with the most general education courses classes completed with a “C” or better and with the earliest clinical application submission date will be selected for the available clinical slots.   

  • Once admitted into the MLT classes, students are required to attend a mandatory departmental orientation and complete all clinical site requirements.

Note: Wake Tech Community College is continuously evaluating admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as necessary.