As a vital member of the health care team, Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT’s) perform a variety of complex biological and chemical analyses on patient specimens both manually and with sophisticated laboratory equipment. These analyses assist the physician in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease.
The suggested curriculum is weighted heavily in the sciences and hands-on laboratory experiences. In anticipation of completing the required pre-requisites for the program the student may apply to the program in January to begin the applicable MLT classes in June. After completing the necessary lecture classes and student labs, the MLT student will perform a 15-week clinical rotation during the spring semester with an anticipated May graduation date.
The MLT program prepares the student to sit for a national certification exam. Those who successfully pass this examination are classified as an MLT (ASCP) with full privileges of a certified medical laboratory technician. The state of West Virginia also requires that MLT’s be licensed after graduating and, in order to maintain that licensure, annual continuing education must be obtained in current laboratory practices and methodologies.
Graduation, placement and pass rates MLT Certification Exam
Certification Exam Pass Rates within the first year
|Graduation Rates||Job Placement Rates|
6/6 100% (exams still in progress)
|3 Year AVG||97%||84.2%||100%|
These statistics are based on a rolling 3-year average (2018-2019, 2019-2020, and 2020-2021)
|BIOL 201||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|ENGL 101||English Composition I||3|
|MATH 125 OR||College Algebra Expanded OR|
|MATH 130||College Algebra||3|
|CHEM 110||Fundamentals of Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 111||Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab||1|
|Elective||Social Science Elective||3|
|BIOL 202||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|BIOL 231||Microbiology Lab||1|
|GNST 102 or 104||1|
|MLAB 100||Introduction to Clinical Lab Science||2|
|MLAB 207||Coagulation, Serology and Urinalysis||3|
|MLAB 200||Clinical Hematology ( 7 week class)||4|
|MLAB 201||Clinical Biochemistry||4|
|MLAB 202||Clinical Immunohematology||4|
|MLAB 203||Clinical Microbology with Lab||4|
|MLAB 205||MLT Seminar||1|
|MLAB 206||MLT Clinical Practicum (GEC4)||12|
|MLAB 208||Mycology and Parasitology||1|
Associate Professor/ Department Chair- Allied Health
2001 Union Carbide Dr
South Charleston, WV 25303
BridgeValley Medical Laboratory Technology clinics and major courses are offered on the South Charleston campus.