MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

Associate in Science Degree: Medical Laboratory Technician

The Medical Laboratory Technology Associate Degree program prepares students for employment in clinical laboratories, industry and biotechnology. The MLT Program curriculum, an integration of classroom lectures, student laboratories and clinical training, fosters development of analytical and problem solving skills required in this profession.

PREREQUISITES – completed with minimum 2.50 GPA

1. Anatomy (4 semester or 6 quarter units)
2. Physiology (4 semester or 6 quarter units)
3. Microbiology (4 semester or 6 quarter units)
5. Preparatory General Chemistry (4 semester or 6
quarter units)
6. Phlebotomy Certification
7. English 101 (3 semester units)
Completing program prerequisites, does not assure
admission into the program.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

1. Obtain a MLT Program Application, complete and
submit it to the Allied Health Office. The following
documents MUST be attached to the applica¬tion:
a) Official (sealed) copies of transcripts from all
colleges attended (except COC).
b) A copy of high school transcript, copy of diplo
ma, OR copy of GED certificate.
2. Valid email address is required.
3. Students must attend and complete program orientation.
4. Upon acceptance into the MLT Program, obtain COC application (if not already enrolled), complete it, attach copies of official transcripts from each college attended, and submit to the college’s Admissions and Records office

Special Requirements of all Medical Lab Technician (MLT) Students:

Once admitted to the MLT Program students are required to complete lab experiences at affiliated hospitals and clinical labs. This facilities have requirements above and beyond the requirements of being a student on a community college campus. All students entering the program complete the following in order to participate in program activities.

Current Physical
Current TB clearance – 2 Step Process or Chest Xray
Color Blindness Screening
Immunizations and Titers
Drug Screening
Current CPR card
Current Fire Life Safety Card
Malpractice Insurance
Background Check and OIG/GSA Clearance
Hepatitis B Video
ID Badge

Additional details and information about these requirements will be provided to students upon acceptance to the program. Students who have questions prior to applying the program may contact the Allied Health & Public Safety Division Office for assistance.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment as a medical laboratory technician.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 58.75
 

    Units
MLT-110 Clinical Hematology Lecture 3.0
MLT-110L Clinical Hematology Lab 1.0
MLT-112 Clinical Urinalysis Lecture 1.0
MLT-112L Clinical Urinalysis Lab 0.5
MLT-114 Clinical Coagulation Lecture 1.0
MLT-114L Clinical Coagulation Lab 0.75
MLT-116 Clinical Microbiology Lecture 3.0
MLT-116L Clinical Microbiology Lab 1.0
MLT-118 Clinical Immunology/Immunohematology Lecture 3.0
MLT-118L Clinical Immunology/Immunohematology Lab 1.0
MLT-120 Clinical Chemistry I Lecture 3.0
MLT-120L Clinical Chemistry I Lab 1.0
MLT-124 Clinical Chemistry II Lecture 3.0
MLT-124L Clinical Chemistry II Lab 1.0
MLT-128 Clinical Hematology/Urinalysis/Coagulation Practicum 4.0
MLT-129 Clinical Microbiology Practicum 4.0
MLT-130 Clinical Immunology/Immunohematology Practicum 3.0
MLT-131 Clinical Chemistry Practicum 4.0
     
Required electives:  
     
MLT-050 Phlebotomy 3.5
BIOSCI-221 Introduction to Microbiology 5.0
CHEM-151 Preparatory General Chemistry 4.0
OR    
CHEM-151H Preparatory General Chemistry - Honors 4.0
     
Plus eight units from the following:  
     
BIOSCI-201 Introduction to Human Anatomy 4.0
BIOSCI-202 Introduction to Human Physiology 4.0
OR    
BIOSCI-204 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
OR    
BIOSCI-205 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0
BIOSCI-250 Human Anatomy and Physiology 8.0


MLT 050 PHLEBOTOMY
Units: 3.50
45.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken two times for credit
Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED. CPR for Health Care Workers card. Enrollee must have a physical and immunizations as required by the clinical facilities. In order to register, a packet must be picked up in the Nursing Office. These forms must be completed and submitted prior to the first class meeting.

Designed to prepare personnel who collect blood samples for medical laboratory analysis. Technique, equipment, and proper patient preparation will be stressed. Successful completion of the course will result in a Phlebotomy Technician Proficiency Certificate. Includes learning experiences both in on-campus skills laboratories and at affiliated clinical sites. May be repeated if used for legally mandated training. Formerly NURSNG-056.


MLT 110 CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY LECTURE
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Co-requisite: MLT-110L

Presents hematology from the unclassified stem cell in the bone marrow to both normal and abnormal peripheral blood cells, including the procedures used to identify these cells.


MLT 110L CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY LAB
Units: 1.00
CSU 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: MLT-050 Co-requisite: MLT-110

Introduces the instruments and techniques used for hematology testing, including calibration and interpretation of results. Emphasizes the morphology and identification of common human blood cells.


MLT 112 CLINICAL URINALYSIS LECTURE
Units: 1.00
CSU 18.00 hours lecture
Co-requisite: MLT-112L

Presents the properties and constituents of urine, emphasizing the interpretation of qualitative and quantitative clinical analysis of urine, and a comparison of lab results to kidney function.


MLT 112L CLINICAL URINALYSIS LAB
Units: 0.50
CSU 27.00 hours lab
Co-requisite: MLT-112

Presents urine testing, interpretation, and correlation. Emphasizes qualitative and quantitative clinical examination of urine specimens, including the principle of each reaction, quality control, interpretation, and correlation to other laboratory findings.


MLT 114 CLINICAL COAGULATION LECTURE
Units: 1.00
CSU 18.00 hours lecture
Co-requisite: MLT-114L

Presents hemostasis, properties, and factors involved in the clotting system, including various coagulation disorders and their related laboratory findings.


MLT 114L CLINICAL COAGULATION LAB
Units: 0.75
CSU 40.50 hours lab
Co-requisite: MLT-114

Introduces the techniques and safety procedures used in the clinical coagulation laboratory, emphasizing platelet function tests and intrinsic and extrinsic clotting pathway testing.


MLT 116 CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY LECTURE
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Co-requisite: MLT-116L

Introduces identification methods, theories, and techniques used in basic bacteriology, parasitology, and mycology emphasizing routine organism identification.


MLT 116L CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY LAB
Units: 1.00
CSU 54.00 hours lab
Co-requisite: MLT-116

Introduces the various techniques and safety procedures in clinical microbiology. Emphasizes the morphology and identification of common pathogenic organisms. Must have completed BIOSCI 221 to enter the course and must be admitted to the MLT program.


MLT 118 CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY/IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY LECTURE
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Co-requisite: MLT-118L

Introduces the principles of antigen and antibody reactions included in blood grouping and typing, and compatibility testing, and serological and immunohematological procedures.


MLT 118L CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY/IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY LAB
Units: 1.00
CSU 54.00 hours lab
Co-requisite: MLT-118

Introduces serological and immunohematology procedures and techniques to measure analytes qualitatively and quantitatively.


MLT 120 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY I LECTURE
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Co-requisite: MLT-120L

Presents the theoretical and practical concepts associated with testing procedures used in the clinical chemistry laboratory, including the fundamentals of general laboratory principles and specific basic instrumentation and methodologies.


MLT 120L CLINICAL CHEMISTRY I LAB
Units: 1.00
CSU 54.00 hours lab
Co-requisite: MLT-120

Introduces the various types of instrumentation used in the clinical chemistry laboratory, including testing parameters, calibration, quality control, preventative maintenance, and some manual procedures.


MLT 124 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY II LECTURE
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: MLT-120 and MLT-120L Co-requisite: MLT-124L

Second in two part clinical chemistry series, emphasizing the endocrine, liver, kidney, and pancreatic functions. Also includes tumor markers, drug screening, and body fluids.


MLT 124L CLINICAL CHEMISTRY II LAB
Units: 1.00
CSU 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: MLT-120 and MLT 120L Co-requisite: MLT-124

Presents more advanced instrumentation used in the clinical chemistry laboratory to test different body systems as well as drug screening, tumor markers, and body fluids. Includes their principles, testing parameters, calibration, quality control, and preventive maintenance.


MLT 128 CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY/URINALYSIS/ COAGULATION PRACTICUM
Units: 4.00
CSU 216.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: MLT-110 and MLT-110L, MLT-112 and MLT-112L, MLT-114 and MLT-114L

Provides entry-level clinical laboratory experience in the clinical laboratory hematology, urinalysis, and coagulation departments, emphasizing technique, accuracy, and precision.


MLT 129 CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY PRACTICUM
Units: 4.00
CSU 216.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: MLT-116 and MLT-116L

Provides entry-level clinical laboratory experience in the clinical laboratory microbiology department, emphasizing technique, accuracy, and precision.


MLT 130 CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY/IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY PRACTICUM
Units: 3.00
CSU 162.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: MLT-118 and MLT-118L

Provides entry-level clinical laboratory experience in the serology and blood banking departments, emphasizing technique, accuracy, and precision.


MLT 131 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PRACTICUM
Units: 4.00
CSU 216.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: MLT-124 and MLT-124L

Provides entry-level clinical laboratory experience in the general and special chemistry departments, emphasizing technique, accuracy, and precision.


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