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Medical Laboratory Technology - Estimated Cost

This is an estimated list of some expenses that should be anticipated if accepted into the program. Students are responsible for choosing the provider of their medical care and expenses vary accordingly. Students are responsible for laundering of uniforms and their own transportation to facilities utilized for clinical experiences. VWCC does not offer student housing. The college does not guarantee job placement upon completion of the program.

Tuition is estimated in the table below based off the following criteria. For more accurate information please visit the tuition rates and fees site.

(Tuition rates below are as of Fall 2017 and subject to change.)

Estimated In-State Tuition: $174.24 per credit hour 
Estimated Out-Of-State Tuition: $371.84 per credit hour

Item First Year Second Year Total
Tuition (In-State) $4,356.00 $5,227.20 $9,583.20
Textbooks (MLT courses only) 550.00 650.00 1,200.00
Uniforms/Shoes   275.00 275.00
Hepatitis B; Tuberculin Skin Test (or chest x-ray)   200.00 200.00
Background Check/Urine-Drug Screening   85.00 85.00
TOTAL $4,906.00 $6,437.20 $11,343.20

Actual tuition is on a semester by semester basis according to credit hours enrolled in. The estimated tuition is based on the 55 credits of the curriculum that can be completed after acceptance into the program (there are 11 prerequisite credits). It does not include any costs for prerequisite courses: high school Algebra I & Algebra II (or MTE 1-9), college BIO 141, college CHM 111, and college ENG 111. The VWCC Medical Laboratory Technology Program is a restricted admission program.

Advising/Info Office

Location: Fralin Center HP339
Phone: 540-857-7306 or 857-7307
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Program Head

Jeffrey S. Gillette
Professor, Medical Lab Technology

A.A.S. - Monroe Community College, 1985
B.S. - Daemen College, 1987
M.S. - University of Rochester, 1993
Ph.D. - N.C. State University, 2000

College Catalog

School of Health Professions

Carole S. Graham, Dean
Administration & business contacts
Location: Fralin Center HP214C
Phone: 540-857-6717