New River CTC MLT accepting applications for fall 2023

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New River Community and Technical College is accepting applications for fall 2023 for the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program offered at the Raleigh County Campus in Beaver.

Laboratory professionals perform phlebotomy and analyze tissues, blood and body fluids. New River CTC’s MLT program prepares graduates for technician-level positions in clinical laboratory environments in hospitals, physician’s offices, commercial laboratories, biotechnology, research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies and veterinary laboratories.

“There is a critical shortage of trained and certified laboratory professionals nationwide, and our regional partners have available positions in the field. By offering this program, we’re able to help students train for an in-demand career and connect employers in our communities with qualified applicants,” explained Dean of Transfer and Pre-Professional Programs Dr. Wendy Patriquin.

New River CTC’s MLT program is a selective admission program, meaning that students must apply to and be accepted into the program before enrolling in program coursework. Prerequisite courses include chemistry, anatomy and physiology and college algebra.

For more information about the MLT program, contact MLT Program Director Morgan Hamby at

Visit, email or call 866-349-3739 for information about admission to New River CTC or other degree programs.