Health Occupations Admissions Policy

Last Updated: 6/21/2018 9:11 PM

Students applying to the Pre-LPN/Medical Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, Dental Assistant, Health Informatics, Pharmacy Technician or Surgical Technology programs must pass an additional academic test which is given in early spring each year.  Students in these programs are enrolled through the Health Occupations Coordinator.  Applications are made available the first week of October. 


Adults (18 years of age or older) interested in a health occupations program must make application through the Health Occupations Coordinator by February 1 of each year for the program that starts the following August.  Applicants must have an official high school transcript or GED on file. 


(TOEFL & TSE or TOEIC & TSE are required for international applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English prior to being admitted in MTEC programs.)

International students will be required to present an Immigration Classification Visa Category M-1 Vocational. 


All applicants must pass two entrance exams and be interviewed by the Health Occupations Coordinator prior to being considered for admission.  A fee is required to take the second pre-admission examination.  Once accepted into the health occupation program, applicants must have a completed physical exam, as well as PPD, TD, Rubella, varicella titer and Hepatitis B immunizations and criminal background check through fingerprinting.  A recommendation to have AIDS testing done prior to starting the program for your personal knowledge is advisable.  Urine testing for drug and alcohol will be done randomly throughout the school year.


The Monongalia County Technical Education Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex, handicap, race, color, religion or national origin, as required by the Title IX, Section 504, and Title VI.  Following is the admission process required for the School of Health Occupations.  This process is utilized for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Pre-LPN/Medical Assistant, Surgical Technology (ST), Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant and Health Informatics programs.


            Education Requirements:

  • The applicant submits an official transcript of grades from either a high school transcript from the United States or a GED grading equivalent transcript.TOEFL & TSE or TOEIC & TSE are required for international applicants.


    Screening Tests:

  • Complete the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) exam and a pre-admission exam.Scores from each will be given weighted values.Applicants will be selected for an interview based of these test scores.


    Additional Forms:

  • Complete the application and mail to the Health Occupations Office.


    Personal References:

  • Have two letters of reference from former employers or supervisors (relatives are not acceptable) forwarded to the Health Occupations Office.Administration will need telephone numbers and addresses to check references.


    Personal Interview:

  • Applicants who have met the above requirements will be scheduled for an interview with the Health Occupations Coordinator and can elect to speak with the Financial Aid Advisor to discuss financial aid options.


  • Selections are based on a total score of the entire admission process.Applicants selected are subject to background checks prior to first day of school.




    All withdrawing students will be expected to have an exit interview with the Health Occupations Coordinator for the following reasons:  to make sure the withdrawal is not based on a misunderstanding and/or condition which could be remedied; and to obtain information leading to the improvement of the learning environment.  This information is regarded strictly confidential.  Consideration for re-admission is not possible without a withdrawal form signed b the student and the Coordinator. 


    Re-Admission Policy:


    All requests for re-entry must be submitted in writing to the Health Occupations Coordinator.  Fore re-entry into a program, letters must be submitted by April 1 preceding the academic year in which re-admission is requested.  Students must apply for re-admission following a waiting period of 3 years after dismissal.


    Re-admission is limited to one time.  Approval for re-admission to blocks 2 or 3 of the clinical sequence requires prior passage of a Clinical Readiness Exam.  Re-admission to the program is based on several factors:

  • Review of student files by the Coordinator and Evaluation Committee.
  • Recommendation by the Coordinator
  • Academic status of the student requesting admission.
  • Proper and timely completion of all Monongalia County Technical Education Center requirements.
  • Space available at clinical sites.
  • Must have had satisfactory clinical performance.


Re-admission for re-entering students will be filled in the following sequence:


  • Former Monongalia County Technical Education Center students who withdrew in good standing.
  • Successful challenge by students from another accredited surgical technology program or medical office assistant program who withdrew in good standing.


Any re-admission will be at the discretion of the Coordinator in consultation with the Evaluation Committee and the Director.