Medical Laboratory Technician Program
Associates Degree Program
The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program, sponsored through Wenatchee Valley College, is available in Spokane through collaborations with Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital, the Community Colleges of Spokane, Pathology Associates Medical Laboratory and the Inland Northwest Blood Center. Although this program is based in Central Washington, students are able to complete their formal education and training in Spokane.
Sacred Heart is only one of seven clinical sites for the MLT program. Other Sites include Wenatchee, Omak, Moses Lake, Pendleton, Walla Walla and Dayton. If you are not accepted for a Spokane student position, it is still possible for you to fill a vacant position at one of these other clinical sites.
Medical Laboratory Technician Program Quick Facts
- Two-year program:
1st year: Prerequisite course work
2nd year: Clinical studies
- Associate of Technical Science (ATS) degree awarded from Wenatchee Valley College.
- Spokane region accepts four students per year.
- Application and personal interview required prior to being selected for the 2nd year in Spokane.
Medical Laboratory Technician Job Outlook
According to the US Department of Labor, the job outlook for Medical Laboratory Technicians is excellent, with demand expected to grow by 15 percent between now and 2020. Opportunities for employment are in hospitals, reference laboratories, physician offices, educational settings, blood and organ banks, outpatient labs, scientific research and development, industry and other areas.
We look forward to helping you to achieve your educational and professional goals!
About Sacred Heart
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital is the largest hospital in our region, with 644 patient beds and employing more than 4,000 health care professionals. Sacred Heart is a teaching facility, and as a result, students work with experienced and expert staff.
With a large inpatient population, Sacred Heart serves as a testing site for a national reference lab (PAML) and performs more than 3.6 million tests annually.
The laboratory’s high volume of testing, as well as its extensive high-complexity and esoteric test menu, allows the School of Medical Laboratory Science to provide a wide breadth of experiences for students during the clinical year
Wenatchee Valley College Medical Laboratory Technician Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences(NAACLS).