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Clinical Laboratory Technician

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Health Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-513-1


For Information:
414-297-MATC

Overview — This associate degree program prepares 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. Students must be in attendance four to five days each week. Clinical experiences near the program’s end are arranged at clinical laboratories.

The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; 312-714-8880.


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 — Program graduates have the skills 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 behavior, ethics and appearance 

Preparation for Admission — This program admits students through a petition selection process. 
Learn more about the petition process

The following also 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 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.

 

Possible Careers:
Clinical Laboratory Technician
Medical Laboratory Technician

 

Related Programs:
Medical Assistant
Phlebotomy
Surgical Technology

 

Start Dates: August/January

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

 

Curriculum effective 2013-14.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)   HEALTH-101  Medical Terminology

3

 
(2)   CLABT-110  Basic Lab Skills ‡

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-109

 Blood Bank ‡

4

 

(4)

 

CLABT-140

 Advanced Microbiology ‡

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)

 

CLABT-143

 Seminar ‡

1

 

(4)

 

CLABT-151

 Clinical Experience 1 ‡

3

 

(4)

 

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

 

      OR NATSCI-201 and NATSCI-202    

 


NATSCI-186


Introductory Biochemistry ‡


4


 

      OR NATSCI-209 Chemistry for the Health Sciences    

 

 

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

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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.

 

Page updated July 2013.