CLT Fast Track Program - Curriculum
First Semester Courses
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
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.
Clinical Chemistry /CLT 207
Study of the relationships between physiological function and chemical analyses used to diagnose health and disease.
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.
Second Semester Courses
Histological Techniques / CLT200*
Introduction to histological techniques, including preparation, fixation, embedding, sectioning, mounting, and staining of tissues.
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.
Phlebotomy / CLT204*
Training and experience in the practice of phlebotomy. Course includes practical experience in affiliated hospital laboratories.
Immunohematology / CLT206*
Theoretical knowledge and practical experience with blood group antigens, component & transfusion therapies, transfusion reactions, and blood group antibodies.
Serological Techniques /CLT 220
Study of the laboratory testing that assess immune function and the diagnosis disease.
Third Semester Courses
Clinical Affiliation I / CLT240
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 / CLT242
80 clinical hours in Microbiology at an affiliated institution.
Senior Seminar / CLT295
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.
Graduates of the CLT Program who hold MLT(ASCP) certification AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, AND two to three years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience within the last ten years may be eligible for certification as a Medical Technologist or Clinical Laboratory Scientist. For more information, visit www.ascp.org or www.nca-info.org.