The associate degree program in Clinical Laboratory Technology prepares students to enter the workforce as Clinical Laboratory Technicians. In this profession, graduates are responsible for performing routine clinical laboratory tests as the primary analysis making specimen oriented decisions on predetermined criteria, including a working knowledge of critical values. As part of the program, the students will complete a non-paid, supervised health-related practicum in a hospital lab setting.
This degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage.
The course will introduce students to the terms, concepts, procedures, and equipment used in a professional medical laboratory. One classroom, three lab hours per week.
Lab portion of CLT 1200 - Introduction to Clinical Laboratory.
The course will provide instruction on the structure and function of the kidney, renal pathology and the principles, sources of error and interpretation of test results in urinalysis. Principles of CSF and serous fluid analysis are covered. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
Lab portion of CLT 2110 - Urine & Body Fluid Analysis
The course will introduce the students to the theory and practical application of routine and special hematology procedures, both manual and automated; red blood cells and white blood cells maturation sequences, and normal and abnormal morphology and associated diseases. One classroom, three lab hours per week.
Lab portion of CLT 2210 - Hematology
The course will introduce the students to the theory and application of human biochemistry and principles of chemistry techniques used in the analysis of blood and other body fluids. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
Lab portion of CLT 2310 - Clinical Chemistry.
Basic concepts of microbiology with emphasis on microbial pathogenesis and immunity. Medically important microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, viruses, rickettsia, protozoa, and the diseases which they produce. This course will also introduce students to the basic knowledge of the physical and chemical properties of clinically significant micro-organisms, the emphasis will be on describing phenotypic characteristics of clinically relevant organisms and the principles of antimicrobial action. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.
Lab portion of CLT 2413 - Clinical Microbiology/Parasitology
This course is an introduction to the principles of immunology, covering the broad areas of the body's defense mechanisms, the nature of the mammalian immune system and the immune response, and discusses immunological disease states of auto-immunity, tumor immunology, transplant immunology, immunodeficiency, and the theory behind immunoassays used in the laboratory environment.
Lab portion of CLT 2510 - Immunology/Serology/Immunohematology
Practical training in clinical chemistry, and medical microbiology under the direction of National Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)-approved/accredited hospital internship program personnel.
Practical training in hematology, urinalysis, Serology, and immunohematology under the direction of National Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences(NAACLS)-approved/accredited hospital internship program personnel.