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Clinical Laboratory Technician Courses

CLT 102 Phlebotomy

2-3-8-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course provides students the skills and knowledge required to work in specimen collection in a healthcare setting. Emphasis is on venipuncture procedures, professionalism, the operation of the clinical laboratory, and specimen processing. Clinical practice is included. Therefore, students enrolled in this course must have health screening, drug screening, documentation of medical insurance, and an up-to-date negative child abuse and criminal background check prior to beginning this course.
Prerequisite: English Level V; FNMT 017 placement or higher and approval of department head or CLT curriculum coordinator.
Additional course fee: $150.

CLT 155 Clinical Hematology1

3-3-0-4
Credit Hours: 4

Principles of urinalysis and blood formation, constituents and function, including blood coagulation. Emphasis on theory and performance of diagnostic hematological procedures and the correlation of laboratory results with kidney and blood disorders. Clinical orientation included.
Prerequisite: BIOL 108 or BIOL 110 which may be taken concurrently.
Additional course fee: $90.

CLT 205 Immunology and Immunohematology1

3-3-0-4
Credit Hours: 4

Basic theory and concepts of antigen-antibody reactions, relationships of infection and immunity, and specific serological methods for the diagnosis of disease. Fundamental theories of blood group antigens and the genetics of their inheritance. Routine methods used to select donors and perform basic blood bank techniques. Clinical orientation included.
Prerequisite: BIOL 108 or BIOL 110.
Additional course fee: $90.

CLT 225 Clinical Chemistry1

3-3-0-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course will explore the principles and procedures of routine clinical chemistry analyses, correlation of results with pathophysiology, and quality control. The laboratory focuses on routine procedures to include glucose, BUN, total protein using spectrophotometers, quality control materials and an introduction to instrumentation.
Prerequisite: Chem 122 or 118, Biol 108 or Biol 110, Math 118, CLT 102, and CLT 155.
Additional course fee: $90.

CLT 245 Clinical Microbiology1

3-3-0-4
Credit Hours: 4

Continuation of BIOL 241. Isolation and identification of clinically significant pathogenic bacteria from all types of clinical specimens. Serologic procedures and an introduction to mycology and parasitology. Clinical orientation included.
Prerequisites: BIOL 241, CHEM 110 and CHEM 118 or CHEM 121 and Chem 122.
Additional course fee: $90.

CLT 265 Current Topics in Clinical Laboratory Sciences1

3-0-0-3
Credit Hours: 3


Discussions, seminars and lectures to correlate laboratory findings with pathological conditions in humans. Resume and job interview skills will be included. Students will present clinical case studies and a term paper.
Prerequisites: CLT 225, CLT 245 and CLT 155, which may be taken concurrently.

 

CLT 295 Clinical Practice1

2-0-32-6
Credit Hours: 6


A coordinated period of supervised experience in all areas of an affiliated clinical laboratory providing the opportunity to perform a variety of clinical procedures and develop technical competence, plus a weekly seminar to address various aspects of laboratory science.
Prerequisites: CLT 102, CLT 225 and CLT 245. CLT 155 and CLT 265 may be taken concurrently.
Additional course fee: $150.

 

1Enrollment restricted to CLT majors.

Unless otherwise noted, all college level courses require English 101 placement.