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Clinical Lab Technician Curriculum

CLT Traditional Program

First Level Courses

Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Technology/CLT110
An introduction to clinical laboratory science and the scope of the field. Includes discussion 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.

Human Biology I and II/BIO 131, 132
Anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems.

Chemistry I and II/CHM 145, 146
General chemistry, with emphasis on the basic laws and theories of chemistry and their derivation from experimental evidence.

College Writing I/ENG 110
Study and practice in the composition of ideas and information.

Introduction to Literature/LIT 200
A survey of basic genres and themes in literature, with an introduction to literary analysis.

Survey of Organic Chemistry/CHM 133
Fundamental aspects of organic chemistry, to include nomenclature, properties of selected fundamental group mechanisms, stereochemistry, and synthetic methods.

Statistics/MAT 124
Descriptive Statistics, organization and presentation of data, measures of central tendency. Includes use of computer functions to analyze data.

Social Science/Civic Ed electives (6 credits required)

Second Level Courses

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

Hematology/Coagulation /CLT 201
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/CLT 202
Study of the processes which result in the production of urine and body fluids. Emphasis is placed on procedures used for testing body fluids.

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.

Pathogenic Microbiology/CLT 208
Introduction to microorganisms of importance in human health and disease.

Diagnostic Microbiology Lab/CLT 210
Comprehensive study of diagnostic methods for identification of normal and pathogenic microorganisms.

Immunology/CLT 216
Study of the basic mechanisms of human immune responses.

Serological Techniques/CLT 220
Study of the laboratory testing that assess immune function and the diagnosis disease. Clinical Component

Clinical Component

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

Clinical Affiliation II/CLT 241
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

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