Clinical Laboratory Technician

 

Program Information

Student enrolled in the Fully-online format may complete the degree either in a Traditional four-semester program or a Fast-Track three –semester program.  (Traditional & Fast-track contain page links to the information below)  The program functions by offering the didactic portion of our course content online and, in lieu of the student laboratories, we require students to attend 'preclinical' rotations at an affiliated institution to earn the same competencies.  During the last semester of their studies, students will complete clinical training (360 hours) in hospital laboratories affiliated with the program to provide hands-on experience as well as excellent training for immediate employment.  
 
The preclinical and clinical rotations can only be completed at an accredited hospital found in New York State and must be completed first shift M-F, no weekends or evenings due to accreditation requirements.  A list of the cities where our current affiliates are located can be found below.  If you are currently working at a healthcare facility that would be interested in sponsoring your preclinical and clinical requirements, I would be more than happy to develop an agreement with them, however the laboratory manager would need to contact me to start the process.  We cannot guarantee that a facility in your area would accept a student for all their rotations; therefore you may need to travel to meet preclinical and clinical requirements.  If there is not a clinical affiliate listed in your area, you will be required to travel to meet the preclinical and clinical requirements at any of our other institutions as determined by the college.  If you are not willing to do so, we recommend that you do not apply until an affiliate is developed in your area. 
The online program is only available to students who live outside the immediate geographical area of the college

Traditional

Starting Semester: Spring

Do I Qualify?

To complete the Clinical Laboratory Technician program within two years, entering students should have successfully completed:

  • Sequential Math I, II, and III, or A and B, or the equivalent
  • Regents Biology, College Preparatory Biology or Applied Biology
  • Regents Chemistry, College Preparatory Chemistry or Chemistry I & II
  • Regents English
  • Minimum grade of 74 in Math/Chemistry

Cirriculum

First Year Courses

SPRING 19 Credits
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/CLT201/201L*
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/CLT202/202L*
Study of the processes which result in the production of urine and body fluids. Emphasis is placed on procedures used for testing body fluids.
Anatomy & Physiology I/BIO 131
General Chemistry I/CHM 145/145L
College Writing I/ENG 110 or College Writing I for Non-Native Speakers/ENG 107
FALL 17 Credits
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.
Anatomy & Physiology II/BIO 132
General Chemistry II/CHM 146/146L

Second Year Courses

SPRING 14 Credits
Histological Techniques/CLT 200/200L*
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 206/206L*
Theoretical knowledge and practical experience with blood group antigens, component & transfusion therapies, transfusion reactions, and blood group antibodies.
Clinical Chemistry/CLT 207/207L*
Study of the relationships between physiological function and chemical analyses used to diagnose health and disease.
Statistics I/MAT 124
FALL 14 Credits
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.
Survey of Organic Chemistry/CHM 133
Total credits required for graduation: 64
*Requires student to complete a preclinical rotation.

Fast track

Starting Semester:Fall

Do I Qualify?

To complete the Fast-track Clinical Laboratory Technician program in three semesters, entering students must have completed the courses listed below and have a previous GPA of 3.0.   Their previous coursework should satisfy the requirements listed under Transfer Courses:

  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II/BIO131, 132
  • General Chemistry I and II/CHM145, 146
  • College Writing I/ENG110
  • Statistics/MAT124
  • Survey of Organic Chemistry/CHM 133

Students who lack the background described are still encouraged to apply. Missing qualifying coursework may be completed in the summer semester, in some cases, or by extending the term of study.

Crriculum

First Year Courses

FALL 12 Credits
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.
Histological Techniques/CLT 200/200L*
Introduction to histological techniques, including preparation, fixation, embedding, sectioning, mounting, and staining of tissues.
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.
SPRING 16 Credits
Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Practices/CLT120
Introduction to basic skills and equipment used in the clinical laboratory
Hematology/Coagulation/CLT201/201L*
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/CLT202/202L*
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 206/206L*
Theoretical knowledge and practical experience with blood group antigens, component & transfusion therapies, transfusion reactions, and blood group antibodies.
Clinical Chemistry/CLT 207/207L*
Study of the relationships between physiological function and chemical analyses used to diagnose health and disease.

Second Year Courses

FALL 11 Credits
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: 64 (25 transfer credits)
*Requires student to complete a preclinical rotation.