Petition Requirements

Pre-Medical Laboratory Technician - Accelerated: Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Students interested in completing a health education program at Madison College must start by applying for admission to the desired program. Qualified applicants will be admitted in a pre-program status and should review the Start of Semester Checklist to guide you through your next steps in preparing for your first day of classes at MATC.

After being admitted in a pre-program status, students are then selected for entry into core program courses through the Petition Process

Applicants are responsible for submitting official high school transcripts, college transcripts, or test scores that show completion of the below requirements. Coursework must be completed or in-progress prior to beginning the petition process. See our Transcript page for information on submitting transcripts. View our Testing Services page for information on completing a test for admissions. 

Admission and petition requirements are subject to change; please review the requirements prior to submitting your application or petition.

Update: Fall 2020 petition window opens June 1, 2020

Spring 2021: This program does not petition for Spring


  1. Course Requirements

    A grade of C or better is required; a grade of C- will not be accepted.

    • General Anatomy and Physiology (20806206)
    • General Organic & Biological Chemistry (20806201)
    • Microbiology (20806274)
    • Written Communication (10801195) or English 1 (20801201) or higher
    • Contemporary American Society (10809197) or Introduction to Sociology (20809203)
    • Psychology of Human Relations (10809199) or Introduction to Psychology (20809231)
    • Oral/Interpersonal Communication (10801196) or Speech (10801198) or English 2 (20801202)
      • Other courses are accepted and students should review their Academic Requirements Report for a complete listing
    • Elective (2 credits)
  2. Petition Workshop Requirement

    As soon as students are placed into a pre-program status, they will be added to a program-specific Petition Workshop via BlackBoard. This workshop is mandatory and will provide additional insight into the program as well as institutional resources and advisor support. Students must log into BlackBoard to review what is required for completion of the workshop.

  3. Petition and After Petitioning

    Your Degree Progress Report will determine if you have met the petition requirements. Completion will be identified by transfer credit, test scores, final grades, or an in-progress enrollment status. Review the Petition Process for additional details on how and when to petition.

    During the course of the program, you must demonstrate the ability to perform these essential functions safely, reliably and efficiently within the scope of practice. If you need accommodations to help you perform these functions, contact our Disability Resource Services office.

    After you complete the petition form, you will be notified approximately 15 business days after the close of the priority petition window. Decisions about being awarded a seat are final. You may register for core program courses only if you are awarded a seat.

    If selected, you will receive instructions regarding the below required items. Failure to successfully complete these required items may result in the forfeiture of the awarded space and starting the application process from the beginning.

    • Healthcare Provider CPR Certification
    • Health Screening Form
    • Background Information Disclosure Form (Criminal Background Check). An acceptable background check is required prior to starting clinical courses.
    • Enrollment in core program courses. Students that are awarded a seat are expected to start the core program for the awarded term. Students that choose not to begin the core program courses or are not able to begin core program courses will be discontinued from the pre-program status and must start the application process from the beginning.

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