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Clinical Laboratory Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

The Clinical Laboratory Technology associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for technician positions in clinical laboratories and related businesses and industries. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instruction necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Clinical Laboratory Technology Associate of Applied Science degree and have the qualifications of a clinical laboratory technician.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates are prepared for positions in clinical laboratories as technicians.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

CLINCIAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM

The standard curriculum for the Clinical Laboratory Technology program is designed for the quarter system. A student may begin taking core classes anytime during the year prior to the January that the Clinical Laboratory Technology program begins. To graduate, degree-seeking students must earn a minimum of 120 quarter credit hours. The program generally takes 8 quarters to complete.

CURRICULUM OUTLINECREDITS
GENERAL CORE COURSES35
CHM 191*Chemistry I5
CHM 192*Chemistry II5
ENG 191*Composition and Rhetoric (OL)5
ENG 193* Literature and Composition5
SPC 191* Fundamentals of Speech (OL)5
MAT 191*College Algebra (OL)5
PSY 191*Introductory Psychology (OL)5
OCCUPATIONAL COURSES82
AHS 104*Introduction to Health Care3
BIO 193*Anatomy and Physiology I5
BIO 194*Anatomy and Physiology II5
CLT 101*Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology3
CLT 103* Urinalysis/Body Fluids3
CLT 104* Hematology/Coagulation8
CLT 105* Serology and Immunology3
CLT 106* Immunohematology7
CLT 107* Clinical Chemistry7
CLT 108* Microbiology8
CLT 109* Clinical Phlebotomy/Urinalysis/Serology Practicum**4
CLT 110* Clinical Immunohematology Practicum**6
CLT 111* Clinical Hematology/Coagulation Practicum**6
CLT 112* Clinical Microbiology Practicum**6
CLT 113* Clinical Chemistry Practicum**6
CLT 118* CLT Licensure Review I1
CLT 119* CLT Licensure Review II1
FUNDAMENTAL OCCUPATIONAL COURSES3
SCT 100*Introduction to Microcomputers (OL)3

* "C" or higher is required for designated courses

(OL) designation indicates course is available online in selected quarters.

** Students with one quarter or greater lapse before enrolling in CLT 109, must pass a comprehensive written exam with a grade of 75 or better and pass a clinical skills check-off.

** Students with 2 quarters or greater lapse between critical program courses must pass a comprehensive written exam with the grade of 75 or better and pass a clinical skills check-off. Critical program courses are: CLT 103, CLT 104, CLT 105, CLT 106, CLT 107, CLT 108.

PROGRAM COSTS

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)

Tuition/Fees: $3,047

Books/Supplies: $1,300

Uniform Costs: Approximately $250

Liability Insurance: $12 per year

Physical Exam: $150

#4402 Forensic Drug Panel (7) or similar screening: $25

Criminal Background Check: $50

TB Test: $40

Hepatitis B Series: $100

SPECIAL PROGRAM FEATURES

The Clinical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, http://www.naacls.org/.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
8410 W. Bryn-Mawr Avenue, Suite 670
Chicago, IL 60631-3415
(773) 714-8880

CLINICAL REQUIREMENTS

Prior to beginning practicum courses, students must submit a medical exam stating that the student is in good health. This must include documentation of TB skin testing, and all required immunizations, including Hepatitis B. Students who refuse Hepatitis B vaccination must sign a declination form and be aware that clinical sites may refuse to accept them. Forms will be provided by the instructor. Students may not receive pay from the clinical site for practicum hours. Students are assigned to appropriate clinical sites by the program director.

The CLT Clinical Rotations are designed to give the student an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of principles and techniques learned in the theory classes. Therefore, each CLT clinical course requires successful completion of the prerequisite theory class/es before a student can enroll in the associated clinical course.

Clinical Education Courses include:Hours:
CLT 109 - Clinical Phlebotomy, Urinalysis, And Serology 120
CLT 110 – Clinical Immunohematology 200
CLT 111 - Clinical Hematology and Coagulation 200
CLT 112 - Clinical Microbiology 200
CLT 113 - Clinical Chemistry 200

There are specific rules and guidelines that must be followed in order to successfully pass each clinical course.

Clinical attendance is strict and must be followed. These rules are set in place by the GTAE. Clinicals are usually Monday through Friday beginning at 6:30am, but may be later depending on the individual clinical sites. Students are required to complete the minimum hours listed above for each clinical course. If a student misses more than 24 hours from any clinical rotation, he/she will be dropped from the course.

Students may be required to travel up to two hours for clinical rotations and are responsible for their own transportation to the clinical site.

Readmission to the Clinical Laboratory Technology Program

Students dropped from any Clinical Laboratory Technology Program course for attendance (i.e., maternity, health related, family illness, personal difficulties), academic reasons or students who have made less than a "C" in a Clinical Laboratory Technology course will be allowed to repeat a course(s) one time only. Also, a student may repeat only one quarter within the Clinical Laboratory Technology curriculum in which the minimum grade of "C" was not earned. This policy applies to transfer students the same as for students fully in residence.

Readmission to the program will be granted on a competitive and space-available basis, whereas all criteria apply as described in the section "Admission of Clinical Laboratory Technology Students". Students will be required to pass both a comprehensive written and a clinical skills competency exam with a minimum score of 75% or better on each exam to be eligible to compete for readmission. Students granted readmission to the Clinical Laboratory Technology Program in order to repeat a course(s) must be readmitted to the program within 12 months from the date of their last completed quarter.