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2015-16 College Catalog

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Medical Laboratory Technician - A.A.S. Degree (Career)

Application Code 279

For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.

The Medical Laboratory Technician curriculum is designed for students who aspire to a career in the clinical laboratory setting or related fields such as veterinary labs, research, medical sales, forensics, environmental labs, public health, armed forces, or industry. Graduates may choose to start their careers and/or continue their education to achieve a bachelor’s degree at multiple colleges and universities in Maryland. Transfer students are advised to check the requirements for transfer courses. The Medical Laboratory Technician program is fully accredited with NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences), 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois, 60018, phone: 773-714-8880.

General Education Core

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSYC-101General Psychology

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4

CHEM-101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-138Statistics

4

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-200Microbiology

4

BIOL-203Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II

4

CHEM-201Organic Chemistry I

4

MLTS-201Introduction to the Medical Laboratory

3

MLTS-202Clinical Chemistry

3

MLTS-203Clinical Hematology

4

MLTS-204Clinical Immunology/Immunohematology

4

MLTS-205Clinical Microbiology I

3

MLTS-206Clinical Microbiology II

3

MLTS-251Chemistry Clinical Practice

2

MLTS-252Hematology Clinical Practice

2

MLTS-253Immunology/Immunohematology Clinical Practice

2

MLTS-254Microbiology Clinical Practice

2

Total Credit Hours: 65

A grade of "C" or better is required in all MLT and science courses in order to remain in the program. A grade of "B" or higher is required in all competency skill assessments.

A graduate should be able to

1. Demonstrate and evaluate proper techniques when performing blood collection procedures, with emphasis on personal and patient safety.

2. Demonstrate proper handling of patients/specimens and evaluate situations that may cause adverse issues while employing strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.

3. Demonstrate competence with laboratory mathematics and quality control methodologies.

4. Discuss and comply with medical regulations as related to medical ethics particularly with patient confidentiality.

5. Demonstrate proper educational techniques, with emphasis on oral and written presentations.

6. Demonstrate informational literacy and perform/present basic research, with emphasis on the use of computer technology.

7. Analyze and interpret the clinical properties and components of blood and other body fluids.

8. Evaluate normal versus abnormal results with focus on clinical correlation and quality assurance when testing components of blood and other body fluids.

9. Evaluate and compare the different types of testing procedures used in the clinical laboratory, with special consideration of the pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of testing.

10. Perform/interpret common laboratory procedures utilized in a clinical laboratory according to established good laboratory practice and indicate when follow-up testing is recommended.

11. Demonstrate compliance with established professional and safety protocols.

12. Demonstrate professionalism, strong communication skills, and a commitment to continuing education.

13. Discuss the various roles of the MLT within the healthcare field as well as within the community, with emphasis on global awareness and diversity.