The medical laboratory technician program is selected enrollment meaning that students must apply to the program and be accepted before enrolling in any course with a MLTN prefix. A maximum of 15 students will be admitted into the program each August. The admission is determined using a rubric which is provided in the information packet as well as outlined below. Acceptance to New River and meeting of program application requirements does not guarantee admission to the MLT Program.Only completed files will be reviewed for MLT program admission, unless unusual circumstances determined by the MLT faculty should arise.
A numeric score sheet is used to determine admission based on:
1. Overall GPA
2. MDST 120 / 121L, Phlebotomy (grade and attempts)
3. MATH 109, grade and attempts
4. BIOL 231/233L Anatomy & Physiology 1, grade and attempts
5. CHEM 101/103L Chemistry 1, grade and attempts
6. Previously earned degrees
7. Previous or current work experience in a laboratory setting.
8. Previous or current Military (active duty or reserves)
Students accepted into the program are required to follow program policies and procedures, some of which differ from the institution policies and procedures. You may also view our complete policies and procedures manual via our program website.
Program Application Requirements
Students must have completed or be enrolled in the program’s first semester prerequisite courses when applying to the program. The additional general education requirements may be taken during the technical courses. Equivalent pre-requisite courses may be completed at any college or university; New River students are not given preference during the selection process. All pre-requisite courses of the curriculum must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Students have until the end of the traditional spring semester to complete pre-requisite courses. Students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.50 for all college-level work.
The program application must be completed and submitted by the application deadline a indicated below. Click here to download the Application.
Application materials including the program application, transcripts and proof of work or military experience must be submitted to the MLT Program by the student in a single envelope. Application materials may be hand delivered or mailed to the MLT Program and must be received on or before 4pm on April 30th. However, if the 30th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the materials must be submitted the Friday prior to the 30th. Materials submitted separately as well as faxed or e-mailed material will not be accepted. Students are not permitted to submit application materials to any other college office.
New River Community and Technical College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution, committed to the principle that minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encourage to apply. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, veteran or military status, disability or genetic information.
Information on the implementation of the policy and/or the Title IX Amendment should be addressed to Affirmative Action Officer, New River Community and Technical College, 280 University Drive, Beaver, WV 25813-8987.