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Clinical Laboratory Technician Degree - curriculum

2012-13 Clinical Laboratory Technician Associate in Applied Science Degree —
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-513-1

This curriculum goes into effect as of summer 2012.


Overview — This associate degree program is directed toward preparing you for employment as a medical laboratory technician (MLT) or clinical laboratory technician (CLT) in hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices. Opportunities also exist in commercial industries, scientific research and infection control, both in the public and private sectors. The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018 (312-714-8880). First-year courses are offered online, days, evenings and weekends. Second-year courses are offered online and during the day. Students must be in attendance four to five days each week. Clinical experiences near the program's end are arranged at selected clinical laboratories within the community.

Career Outlook — Currently, the job market looks favorable for this level of practitioner. In the laboratory, the MLT and CLT perform analytical procedures under the supervision of a medical technologist or physician. Procedures include the collection and analysis of blood and other body fluids in such areas as hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, coagulation, molecular, and other emerging diagnostics. For additional career information, visit www.ascp.org.

Program Learning Outcomes — You as a graduate should be able to:

  • Apply modern clinical methodologies, including problem solving and troubleshooting according to predetermined criteria
  • Collect and process biological and other specimens
  • Perform and report results of clinical laboratory tests
  • Apply laboratory results to diagnosis of clinical conditions and/or diseases
  • Participate in training peers on technical skills
  • Monitor and evaluate quality control in the laboratory
  • Practice laboratory safety and regulatory compliance
  • Communicate with colleagues and patients in a professional manner
  • Perform information processing in the clinical laboratory
  • Model professional behaviors, ethics and appearance 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • One year of high school-level or one semester of college level of the following: algebra, biology and chemistry
  • Good health as evidenced by a medical examination
  • Proper immunizations
  • Documentation that the Essential Job Functions for a medical laboratory technologist have been reviewed. This is in keeping with the federal Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Documentation of compliance with Wisconsin’s Caregiver Law.

Future Opportunities — Upon completion of the program, you are eligible to write national certifying examinations. If you are interested in a baccalaureate degree upon completion of the program, check with a program counselor or advisor and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Possible Careers:

Clinical Laboratory Technician
Medical Laboratory Technician

Related Programs:

Medical Assistant
Phlebotomy
Surgical Technology

For more information, call 414-297-MATC.

Curriculum effective 2012-13.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

(2)

 

HEALTH-101
CLABT-110

Medical Terminology
Basic Lab Skills 

3
1

 

(2)

 

CLABT-111

Phlebotomy ‡

2

 

(3)

 

CLABT-113

QA Lab Math ‡

1

 

(3)

CLABT-114

Urinalysis ‡

2

(3)

 

CLABT-115

Basic Immunology Concepts ‡

2

 

(3)

 

CLABT-120

Basic Hematology ‡

3

 

(3)

 

CLABT-121

Coagulation ‡

1

 

(3)

 

CLABT-122

Introduction to Blood Bank ‡

2

 

(3)

 

CLABT-123

Advanced Blood Bank ‡

2

 

(4)

 

CLABT-130

Advanced Hematology ‡

2

 

(4)

 

CLABT-131

Clinical Chemistry 1 ‡

3

 

(4)

 

CLABT-132

Clinical Chemistry 2 ‡

2

 

(4)

 

CLABT-133

Clinical Microbiology ‡

4

 

(4)

(4)

 

CLABT-140

CLABT-143

Advanced Microbiology ‡

Seminar

2

1

 

(4)

 

CLABT-151

Clinical Experience 1 ‡

3

 

(M)

 

CLABT-152

Clinical Experience 2 ‡

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

 

ECON-195

Economics

3

 

 

 

OR

Any 200-series ECON course

 

 

 


ENG-151


Communication Skills 1 ‡

3

 

 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

OR

ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 

 


NATSCI-177


General Anatomy and Physiology ‡


4

 

 

NATSCI-186

Introductory Biochemistry ‡

4

 

 

NATSCI-197

Microbiology‡

4

 

 


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3

 

 

 

OR

Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 

 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 

 

 

OR

Any 200-series HIST or SOCSCI course

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 67

 

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change. 

‡ 

Prerequisite required.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with  GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.