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Program Requirements

Medical Laboratory Technician

Associate Degree  |  10-513-1

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Start Dates: August

Effective: August 2024

First Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

513-110Basic Lab Skills11st 8 Weeks | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course explores health career options and the principles and procedures of basic tests performed in the clinical laboratory. You will utilize medical terminology and general laboratory equipment. You will follow required safety and infection control procedures and perform simple laboratory tests.

513-111Phlebotomy2Minimum grade of "C" required.This course provides opportunities for leaners to perform routine venipuncture, routine capillary puncture, and special collection procedures. The student must be 18 years old to register for this course.

513-113QA Lab Math12nd 8 Weeks | Corequisite: 513-110 | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course focuses on performing the mathematical calculations routinely used in laboratory settings. You will explore the concepts of quality control and quality assurance in the laboratory.

513-115Basic Immunology Concepts2Program student; Corequisite: 513-110, 513-113 | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course provides an overview of the immune system including laboratory testing methods for diagnosis of immune system disorders, viral, and bacterial infections.

801-136English Composition 13Minimum grade of "C" required.This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing, and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

806-177Gen Anatomy & Physiology4836-133 or 806-134 or concurrent or min score of Y on Chemistry Satisfied with a "C" or better | Minimum grade of "C" required.Examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they relate to health sciences. Using a body systems approach, the course emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization of the entire human body. It is intended to prepare health care professionals who need to apply basic concepts of whole body anatomy and physiology to informed decision-making and professional communication with colleagues and patients.

806-186Intro to Biochemistry4Minimum grade of "C" required.Provides students with skills and knowledge of organic and biological chemistry necessary for application within Nursing and other Allied Health careers. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the structure, physical properties and chemical reactions of organic molecules, body fluids, and acids. Additional emphasis is placed on biological functions and their relationships to enzymes, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and DNA.

TOTAL CREDITS:17 

Second Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

513-109Blood Bank4513-110 and 513-113 and 513-115 with a "C" or better | Minimum grade of "C" required.Focuses on blood banking concepts and procedures including blood typing, compatibility testing, work ups for adverse reaction to transfusions, disease states and donor activities.

513-114Urinalysis2Weeks 7-16 | 513-110 and 513-113 with a "C" or better | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course prepares you to perform a complete urinalysis which includes physical, chemical, and microscopic analysis. You will explore renal physiology and correlate urinalysis results with clinical conditions.

513-120Basic Hematology3513-110 and 513-111 and 513-113 and 513-115 with a "C" or better; Corequisite: 513-121 | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course covers the theory and principles of blood cell production and function and introduces you to basic practices and procedures in the hematology laboratory.

513-121Coagulation1Weeks 1-6 | 513-110 and 513-111 and 513-113 and 513-115 with a "C" or better; Corequisite: 513-120 | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course introduces the theory and principles of coagulation and explores mechanisms involved in coagulation disorders. Emphasis is placed upon laboratory techniques used to diagnose disease and monitor treatment.

806-197Microbiology4806-177 or 806-140 or 806-207 with a "C" or better | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course examines microbial structure, metabolism, genetics, growth, and the relationship between humans and microorganisms. Disease production, epidemiology, host defense mechanisms, and the medical impact of microbes in the environment, industry, and biotechnology are also addressed.

809-198Intro to Psychology3Minimum grade of "C" required.This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. Additional topics include research methods, biological and environmental impacts, development, sensation and perception, consciousness, intelligence and stress. This course directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.

TOTAL CREDITS:17 

Third Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

801-196Oral/Interpersonal Comm3Minimum grade of "C" required.Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

801-197Technical Reporting3801-136 or 801-219 | Minimum grade of "C" required.Prepares and presents oral and written technical reports. Types of reports may include lab and field reports, proposals, technical letters and memos, technical research reports, and case studies. Designed as an advanced communication course for students who have completed at least the prerequisite introductory writing course with a grade of "D-".

801-198Speech3Minimum grade of "C" required.Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.

809-166Intro to Ethics: Theory & App3Minimum grade of "C" required.This course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and professional standards of behavior, and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

809-172Introduction to Diversity Studies3Minimum grade of "C" required.This is a course that draws from several disciplines to reaffirm the basic American values of justice and equality by teaching a basic vocabulary, a history of immigration and conquest, principles of transcultural communication, legal liability and the value of aesthetic production to increase the probability of respectful encounters among people. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relations in a multicultural context, the topics of ageism, sexism, gender differences, sexual orientation, the disabled and the American Disability Act (ADA) are explored. Ethnic relations are studied in global and comparative perspectives.

809-195Economics3Minimum grade of "C" required.Designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

TOTAL CREDITS:6 

Fourth Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

513-116Clinical Chemistry4513-114 and 806-186 and 806-177 with a "C" or better | Minimum grade of "C" required.Introduces clinical chemistry techniques and procedures for routine analysis using photometric, potentiometric and separation techniques. Topics in this course include pathophysiology and methodologies for carbohydrate, lipids, proteins, renal function and blood gas analysis.

513-130Advanced Hematology2513-120 with a "C" or better | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course explores mechanisms involved in the development of hematological disorders. Emphasis is placed upon laboratory techniques used to diagnose disorders and monitor treatment.

513-133Clinical Microbiology4Program student; 806-197 with a "C" or better; Corequisite: 513-140 | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course presents the clinical importance of infectious diseases with emphasis upon the appropriate collection, handling, and identification of clinically relevant bacteria. Disease states, modes of transmission and methods of prevention and control, including antibiotic susceptibility testing, will also be discussed.

513-140Advanced Microbiology2806-197 with a "C" or better; Corequisite: 513-133 | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course provides an overview of acid fast organisms, fungi, parasites, and anaerobic bacteria. The organisms, their pathophysiology, epidemiology, the diseases and conditions that they cause, laboratory methods of handling, culturing, and identification will be discussed.

513-145MLT Seminar2Third semester status, Fall only | Program student | Minimum grade of "C" required.Issues related to working in a health care setting; certification, professional societies, patient rights, medical/legal issues and ethics. Must be CLT 3rd semester status.

TOTAL CREDITS:14 

Fifth Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

513-144Clinical Experience 34Program student; 513-116 and 513-130 and 513-145 with a "C" or better; Corequisite: 513-151, 513-152 | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course provides the learner with opportunities to practice the principles and procedures of laboratory medicine in a clinical laboratory setting including the operation of state of the art instrumentation and the use of laboratory information systems to report results. The fourteen competencies will be divided between Clinical Experience 1, Clinical Experience 2, and Clinical Experience 3. Order that competencies will be covered may vary based on staffing at clinical sites.

513-151Clinical Experience 13192 Hours | Program student; 513-116 and 513-130 and 513-145 with a "C" or better; Corequisite: 513-144, 513-152 | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course provides the learner with opportunities to practice the principles and procedures of laboratory medicine in a clinical laboratory setting including the operation of state of the art instrumentation and the use of laboratory information systems to report results. The fourteen competencies will be divided between Clinical Experience 1, Clinical Experience 2, and Clinical Experience 3. Order that competencies will be covered may vary based on staffing at clinical sites.

513-152Clinical Experience 24Program student; 513-116 and 513-130 and 513-145 with a "C" or better; Corequisite: 513-144, 513-151 | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course provides the learner with opportunities to practice the principles and procedures of laboratory medicine in a clinical laboratory setting including the operation of state of the art instrumentation and the use of laboratory information systems to report results. The fourteen competencies will be divided between Clinical Experience 1, Clinical Experience 2, and Clinical Experience 3. Order that competencies will be covered may vary based on staffing at clinical sites.

513-170Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics2513-110 and 513-116 with a "C" or better | Minimum grade of "C" required.Introduces the principles and application of molecular diagnostics in the clinical laboratory.

TOTAL CREDITS:13 

 

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Minimum Program Credits Required: 67

2.0 Minimum Program Cumulative GPA Required for Graduation
If a student does not enroll in any courses at CVTC for two or more consecutive semesters, the student will be required to reapply with Admissions. Students must abide by any changes in admission requirements and degree requirements.

Updated: 2/14/2024 12:08 p.m.  |  Printed: 2/27/2024 8:21 p.m.

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