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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.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

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

Curriculum

Credit Hours

 
1. General Core Courses 23
 
  Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
    Required Course(s):
    ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric  
 
  Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 6
    PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology  
 
  Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics ** 11
    Required Course(s):
     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 1211 and CHEM 1211L may be substituted for  CHEM 1151 and CHEM 1151L. 

 ** 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 1030 Urinalysis/Body Fluids 2
  CLBT 1040 Hematology/Coagulation 5
  CLBT 1050 Serology/Immunology 3
  CLBT 1060 Immunohematology 5
  CLBT 1070 Clinical Chemistry 6
  CLBT 1080 Microbiology 7
  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
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