Medical Laboratory Technology Admission Information

Contact Info

Nancy Keller Administrative Associate, School of Health Careers
130 Colebank
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone:  (304) 367-4882
Email:  Nancy.Keller@pierpont.edu

 or

Dr. Rosemarie Romesburg,
Dean, School of Health Careers
211 Education Building
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV26554
Phone: (304) 367-4284
Email: Rosemarie.Romesburg@pierpont.edu

The Medical Laboratory Technology Program takes pride in its safety program, which follows national guidelines published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Students admitted to the program must arrange for a physical examination and submit the completed health examination form to the MLT Program Director prior to the first day of classes. The completed health examination form is required for full admission into the MLT program.


Admission Procedures:
Admission into the MLT Program is selective and students are admitted each year prior to the opening of the Fall semester. The number of students admitted to the program is regulated by NAACLS and is based upon available space in the clinical affiliates.

To be considered for admission, applicants must:
1. Meet the general admission requirements of Pierpont Community and Technical College,
2. Have a high school GPA and, if applicable, a college GPA of 2.0 or better,
3. Have successfully completed one year of study in Biology, Chemistry, and Algebra in high school or one semester in college,
4. Have a score of 19 or better on the Math section of the ACT (or SAT equivalent) or meet the prerequisites for Math 1100 & Chem 1101,
5. Have a score of 18 or better on the English section of the ACT (or SAT equivalent) or meet the prerequisites for English 1104,
6. Submit an application for admission, designating MLT as a major field of study, official ACT or SAT scores, GED or high school transcripts, and a college transcript (if applicable) to enrollment services.

An impartial scoring system is employed to rank the MLT applicants. ACT or SAT scores, high school or college GPA or GED scores, grades in high school chemistry, biology, algebra, and grades in any college courses completed which may be applied to the MLT curriculum requirements are considered in the evalu¬ation process. Applicants may be interviewed in cases where rankings are equivalent. Amore detailed description of the scoring system is available upon request.

Essential Functions for acceptance into the MLT program include:
• Sufficient vision to effectively operate a microscope
• The ability to visually differentiate colors
• Motor functions sufficient to permit performance of venipuncture and manipulation of clinical laboratory instruments and equipment
• Communications skills adequate for transmitting to and receiving information from patients and hospital personnel
• Behavioral and social skills acceptable to the hospital setting
• Good general health as evaluated by a physician during a physical examination including urinalysis, and PPD tests
• Appropriate vaccinations including a current tetanus toxoid, DPT, Varicella, MMR, polio and Hepatitis B vaccine. A Hepatitis B surface antibody test demonstrating sufficient antibody titer may be submitted in lieu of the hepatitis vaccine series. All students are required to obtain a Hepatitis B surface antibody titer six months after their final vaccination.


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