This is provided as an estimate of some expenses that will be incurred by students upon entering and during the program. They are subject to change. Students are responsible for choosing the provider of their medical care and expenses vary accordingly. Students are responsible for 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 2022 and subject to change.)

Estimated In-State Tuition: $170.09 per credit hour 
Estimated Out-Of-State Tuition: $370.19 per credit hour

ItemPrior to First YearFirst YearSecond Year
Tuition (In-State)$850.45$5,612.97$5,612.97
Textbooks (MLT courses only)500.00300.00
Hepatitis B series; Tuberculin Skin Text (or chest x-ray)200.00
Background Check/Urine-Drug Screening130.00130.00

Actual tuition is on a semester by semester basis according to credit hours enrolled in. The estimated tuition is based on a total of 71 credits in the curriculum (including 5 prerequisite credits). It does not include any additional costs associated with completing developmental prerequisites (e.g. MTE 1 – 5 or MDE 10 or NAS 2). The VWCC Medical Laboratory Technology Program is a restricted admission program.


Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 71 Hours
Time: 2 Years

*Estimated cost reflects in-state rate and is subject to change

 Fralin Center HP339
New Students: Chapman Hall
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
School of Health Professions
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015


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


Martha Sullivan, Dean