Clinical Laboratory Technician

 

Campus-based Format

Program Information

Student enrolled in the Campus-based 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). 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. Students will complete most classes and laboratories on campus over four semesters. You may be required to take some courses online; however the majority of coursework is not available online to traditional students.

Traditional

Starting Semester:Fall

Program Information:

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

Curriculum

First Year Courses

FALL 16 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
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
Statistics I/MAT 124
SPRING 17 Credits
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.
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.
Anatomy & Physiology II/BIO 132
General Chemistry II/CHM 146/146L

Second Year Courses

FALL 17 Credits
Clinical Chemistry/CLT 207/207L
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.
Survey of Organic Chemistry/CHM 133
SPRING 14 Credits
Immunohematology/CLT 206/206L
Theoretical knowledge and practical experience with blood group antigens, component & transfusion therapies, transfusion reactions, and blood group antibodies.
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
 

Fast-Track

Fall or Spring

Program Information:

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.

First Year Courses

FALL 15 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 Chemistry/CLT 207/207L
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.
SPRING 13 Credits
Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Practices/CLT120
Introduction to basic skills and equipment used in the clinical laboratory
Histological Techniques/CLT 200/200L
Introduction to histological techniques, including preparation, fixation, embedding, sectioning, mounting, and staining of tissues.
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.
 

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)