Applications Due for WCC’s First Med Lab Tech Class

The deadline to apply to enter Wayne Community College’s new Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program is Thursday, Nov. 7.

The MLT program is a limited-admission program that will start in January 2014. It is a two-year (six semesters) program that leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree and prepares students for national certification.

Medical laboratory technicians work as members of teams that include pathologists and technologists to provide information that aids in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of disease. Highly qualified MLTs perform clinical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and immunohematology using state-of-the-art equipment to analyze blood, body fluids, and tissue samples.

Medical Laboratory Technician was ranked 39th on U.S. News and World Report’s list of “The 100 Best Jobs of 2013” and 17th in its “Best Healthcare Jobs” list. The report stated that “The best-paid 10 percent in the profession made approximately $57,330, while the bottom 10 percent made approximately $24,580.”

More information can be found at and prospective students may contact MLT program coordinator Jan Bradley at (919) 739-6781 or

Students in the program may be eligible for a “Top 10” scholarship that provides tuition and fees and may be renewed as long as the students meet certain criteria. Nov. 8 is the deadline for applications for MLT students (only) to apply for the Top 10 scholarship for the Spring 2014 semester. To get more information and an application for this scholarship and other financial aid opportunities, go to

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