To gain acceptance into the WDT Medical Laboratory Technician program, applicants must:
1. Complete WDT Application online at www.wdt.edu.
2. Submit High School transcript or GED scores.
3. Submit Immunization Records verifying two doses of MMR vaccinations.
4. Submit official college transcripts if you have previously attended a post-secondary institution.
5. Successfully pass the ACCUPLACER test ($15.00 fee). Call 605-718-2565 to schedule an appointment.
Minimum Score Requirements are:
6. Schedule an Admissions Advising Session (can be completed on campus or by phone).
- Reading Comprehension – 263 or higher
- Writing – 250 or higher
- Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QAS) – 224 or higher
To continue into Medical Laboratory Technician clinical, students may have to provide the following:
1. Background check*
2. Complete a drug test*
3. Provide a copy of immunization records (Hepatitis B Series, Varicella, TDAP, Annual Record of T, COVID-19 and Annual Flu Shot)*
*Students are responsible for additional costs.
The program director will assist students with any clinical or internship site requirements.
Note: If you are or have been convicted, pleaded guilty or no contest to, or received a suspended imposition of sentence for a felony or certain misdemeanors, you are advised that you may not be able to complete all course requirements for your chosen program, you may be prevented from taking required certification/licensure examinations in your chosen program field, and you may be prevented from gaining employment in your program field.
Students that sit out for a spring or fall semester or longer, will return under a new Catalog and may be required to repeat courses or successfully complete new or revised skills or competency assessments. Before readmittance, the program may need to determine if a student is eligible to continue in technical courses. Program sequencing and cohort size may prevent enrollment in technical courses.
Clinicals, practicums, and internships may include, but are not limited to differential shifts (evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays) to meet industry expectations. Clinicals may occur during summer semester depending on program enrollments. This may require travel outside the Rapid City Area.
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