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School of Health Professions :: Programs of Study

Medical Laboratory Technology - Estimated Cost

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 2018 and subject to change.)

Estimated In-State Tuition: $178.49 per credit hour 
Estimated Out-Of-State Tuition: $376.09 per credit hour

Item Prior to First Year First Year Second Year
Tuition (In-State) $2,498.86 $4,462.25 $5,354.70
Textbooks (MLT courses only)   500.00 300.00
Uniforms/Shoes     200.00
Hepatitis B series; Tuberculin Skin Test (or chest x-ray)     200.00
Background Check/Urine-Drug Screening   95.00 95.00
TOTAL $2,498.86 $5,057.25 $6,149.70

Actual tuition is on a semester by semester basis according to credit hours enrolled in. The estimated tuition is based on a total of 69 credits in the curriculum (including 14 prerequisite credits). It does not include any additional costs associated with completing developmental prerequisites (e.g. MTE 1 – 9 or NAS 2). The VWCC Medical Laboratory Technology Program is a restricted admission program.

Tuition: $
Credits: 66 Hours
Time: 2 years


Location: Fralin Center HP 214A or HP 339
Phone: 540-857-6325, 857-6644 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

School of Health Professions

Martha Sullivan, Dean