Clinical Laboratory Technology
Program Description: Clinical Laboratory Technology is a 7 semester associate of applied science degree program. Students learn to perform clinical laboratory procedures under the supervision of a qualified pathologist and/or clinical laboratory scientist. Classroom training is integrated with clinical experiences under the medical direction of cooperating hospitals. Graduation from this program allows students to take a national certification examination which is necessary for clinical employment.
This program is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; Phone: 773-714-8880 Ext. 4181; Fax: 773-714-8886; Website: www.naacls.org
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will evaluate patient body fluid samples for suitability for testing.
• Students will perform testing of body fluids using proper test procedures and protocols.
• Students will report laboratory test results in the proper format. Click to View the most recent results for this Program Outcome.
Length of Program: Seven (7) Semesters
Cost of Program: Click Here.
Entrance Date: Students are able to be admitted at the beginning of any semester. All CLT courses begin spring semester based on admissions criteria.
Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Contact the program advisor or admissions for details. Click for Entrance Scores.
Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.
Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Additional Requirements: Physical Exam, Criminal Background Check, Drug Toxiology, up-to-date immunizations, Eye Test for Color Blindness
Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be granted permission to take the licensing examination.
Program Final Exit Point: Clinical Laboratory Technology, Associate of Applied Science. Eligible to apply for the ASCP Board of Certification exam.
Credits Required for Graduation: 86 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation
|1. General Core Courses||23|
|Area I: Language Arts/Communication||3|
|ENGL||1101||Composition and Rhetoric|
|Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences||6|
|Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics **||11|
|One Mathematics Course|
|CHEM||1151||Survey of Inorganic Chemistry|
|CHEM||1151L||Survey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab|
|CHEM||1152||Survey of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry|
|CHEM||1152L||Survey of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Lab|
|Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts||3|
|And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor)||3|
|General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.|
** CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L may be substituted for CHEM 1152 and CHEM 1152L.
|2. Occupational Courses (63 hours)|
|ALHS||1090||Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences||2|
|BIOL||2113||Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|BIOL||2113L||Anatomy and Physiology Lab I||1|
|BIOL||2114||Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|BIOL||2114L||Anatomy and Physiology Lab II||1|
|COMP||1000||Introduction to Computers||3|
|CLBT||1010||Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Technology||3|
|CLBT||2090||Clinical Phlebotomy, Urinalysis, and Serology Practicum||3|
|CLBT||2100||Clinical Immunohematology Practicum||4|
|CLBT||2110||Clinical Hematology/Coagulation Practicum||4|
|CLBT||2120||Clinical Microbiology Practicum||4|
|CLBT||2130||Clinical Chemistry Practicum||4|
|CLBT||2200||CLT Certification Review||2|