Admission Process

Medical Laboratory Technician

 

Students are selected for admission into the program annually. Qualified students will be admitted to the program until May 31 or until the class is full. Qualified applicants not admitted for the current academic year will be placed on a waiting list. If no position becomes available, these applicants must reapply for the next academic year.

 

In the event of an unusual situation concerning an applicant, an admission committee will make the decision to admit or not. The admission committee will consist of the Director of Allied Health, the Dean of Career and Technical Education, a representative of the Advanced Technology Center, a Student Services representative or a science instructor, and the Program Coordinator.

 

Completed applications forms, official transcripts, and examination scores must be received in the office of the Coordinator for the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program no later than March 31. Those students who meet all of the admission requirements will have their qualifications reviewed by an admission committee. The admission committee will make the decision to admit or not. The admission committee will consist of the Director of Allied Health, the Dean of Career and Technical Education, a representative of the Advanced Technology Center, a Student Services representative or a science instructor, at least 2 members of the MLT advisory committee, and the Program Coordinator.

 

Transfer students must meet the entrance requirement established for all MLT students, and they must have earned a grade of 78% or “C” in any transferring MLT coursework. Transfer students will be admitted to the MLT program on a space available basis.

 

Continuation in the program will be contingent upon completion of all general education courses listed in the fall and spring semester prior to the beginning of the sophomore year.

 

Moberly Area Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, and marital or parental status in admissions, programs and activities, and employment.

 

Obtain an application packet from the MLT Program Coordinator. The packet contains all the necessary paperwork to apply for the Medical Laboratory Technician program. The completed packet is due March 31. The program begins in the summer semester.

 

Kristine Hayes, Education Coordinator

Medical Laboratory Technician Program

Advanced Technology Center

2900 Doreli Lane

Mexico , Missouri 65265

573-582-0817 x13624

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An applicant folder must include:

 

  • Completed applications
  • ACT or COMPASS scores on file
  • All transcripts
  • Courses planned or in progress
  • Three references
  • Background check
  • A signed Essential Qualifications statement
  • A signed Release of Information form

 

 

Candidates should direct official transcripts to the Registrar’s Office of Moberly Area Community College and authorize release to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program Coordinator. Prospective students should submit the completed application and the courses planned or in progress. They must submit to and pass a background check. The form for the latter is in the application packet.

 

Three references are required. Candidates should use the form provided by the program. Select as references, instructors and employers not relatives and friends. The Program uses these references to assess the candidate’s ability to work with others, personal integrity, honesty, initiative, and work ethic. References send the completed form directly to the Program Coordinator, but the candidate may also hand carry a reference in a sealed envelope.

 

After admission to the program and before the first day of class, applicants must submit to the Program Coordinator, a current medical exam (the form is available from the Program Coordinator) to verify that they are capable of meeting the essential requirements (cognitive, physical, and behavioral abilities) that are necessary for satisfactory completion of all aspects of the curriculum. Candidates must also provide documentation of having current drug testing, TB test, and appropriate immunizations. Students are responsible for the cost of the medical exam, TB test, immunizations, drug testing, and background check.