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Clinical Laboratory Technician

CLT Online Program - Curriculum

First Year Courses

SPRING

Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Technology / CLT110
An introduction to clinical laboratory science and the scope of the field. Includes discussions on opportunities within the profession, ethics, and professional conduct.

Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Practices / CLT120
Introduction to basic skills and equipment used in the clinical laboratory

Hematology/Coagulation / CLT201*
Comprehensive study of the hematopoietic and hemostatic systems, to include both normal physiology and classical pathology of each system. Emphasis is placed on procedures used for testing the function of these systems.

Urinalysis/Body Fluids / CLT202*
Study of the processes which result in the production of urine and body fluids. Emphasis is placed on procedures used for testing body fluids.

FALL

Pathogenic Microbiology / CLT208
Introduction to microorganisms of importance in human health and disease.

Diagnostic Microbiology Lab / CLT210*
Comprehensive study of diagnostic methods for identification of normal and pathogenic microorganisms.

Immunology / CLT216
Study of the basic mechanisms of human immune responses.

Serological Techniques / CLT220*
Study of the laboratory testing that assess immune function and the diagnosis disease.

Second Year Courses

SPRING

Histological Techniques / CLT 200*
Introduction to histological techniques, including preparation, fixation, embedding, sectioning, mounting, and staining of tissues.

Phlebotomy /CLT 204* Training and experience in the practice of phlebotomy. Course includes practical experience in affiliated hospital laboratories.

Immunohematology /CLT 206*
Theoretical knowledge and practical experience with blood group antigens, component & transfusion therapies, transfusion reactions, and blood group antibodies.

Clinical Chemistry /CLT 207*
Study of the relationships between physiological function and chemical analyses used to diagnose health and disease.

FALL

Clinical Affiliation I /CLT 240
120 clinical hours in Chemistry, Immunology-Serology, and Immunohematology at an affiliated institution.

Clinical Affiliation II /CLT241
120 clinical hours in Urinalysis, Body Fluids, Phlebotomy, and Hematology at an affiliated institution.

Clinical Affiliation III /CLT 242
80 clinical hours in Microbiology at an affiliated institution.

Senior Seminar /CLT 295
A review of knowledge base, didactic theory and clinical laboratory skills, preparation of professional portfolio, and practice for licensure/certification examinations.

Total credits required for graduation: 73

*Requires student to complete a preclinical rotation.