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Medical Laboratory Technician

10-513-1 Associate Degree (AAS) Full Time 64 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Get the hands-on skills you need to become a medical laboratory technician. You’ll learn to perform routine clinical laboratory testing in hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, coagulation, molecular and other emerging diagnostics as the primary analyst making specimen oriented decisions on predetermined criteria, including a working knowledge of critical values. Communication is vital in this career and you’ll obtain the skills needed for interaction with team members, external relations, customer service and patient education. Throughout your training you’ll also receive experience in information processing, training others and quality control monitoring.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Technical Studies (40 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Medical Terminology
10-501-101
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.
Basic Lab Skills
10-513-110
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. This course explores health career options and the fundamental principles and procedures performed in the clinical laboratory. You will utilize medical terminology and basic laboratory equipment. You will follow required safety and infection control procedures and perform simple laboratory tests.
Coreq: Admitted to Medical Lab Technician and QA Lab Math 10513113, Phlebotomy 10513111, and General Anatomy & Physiology 10806177 OR admitted to Phlebotomy Technician
Phlebotomy
10-513-111
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. This course provides opportunities for learners to perform routine venipuncture, routine capillary puncture and special collection procedures.
Coreq: Admitted to Medical Lab Tech, Basic Lab Skills 10513110 and QA Lab Math 10513113 OR Prereq: Admitted to Phlebotomy Tech, Med Terminology 10501101; Human Diseases for Health 10501182; Coreqs: Phlebotomy Clinical 10513155; Basic Lab Skills 10513110
QA Lab Math
10-513-113
1Credit
18
36
N/A
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. This course focuses on performing the mathematical calculations routinely used in laboratory settings. You will explore the concepts of quality control and quality assurance in the laboratory.
Coreqs: Basic Lab Skills 10513110 and Phlebotomy 10513111
Urinalysis
10-513-114
2Credit
54
54
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. This course prepares you to perform a complete urinalysis which includes physical, chemical and microscopic analysis. You will explore renal physiology and correlate urinalysis results with clinical conditions.
Prereqs: Basic Lab Skills 10513110 and QA Lab Math 10513113 and General Anatomy & Physiology 10806177
Basic Immunology Concepts
10-513-115
2Credit
54
54
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. This course provides an overview of the immune system including laboratory testing methods for diagnosis of immune system disorders, viral and bacterial infections.
Prereqs: Basic Lab Skills 10513110 and General Anatomy & Physiology 10806177
Basic Hematology
10-513-120
3Credit
72
90
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. This course covers the theory and principles of blood cell production and function, and introduces you to basic practices and procedures in the hematology laboratory.
Prereqs: Basic Lab Skills 10513110 and General Anatomy & Physiology 10806177
Coagulation
10-513-121
1Credit
36
18
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. This course introduces the theory and principles of coagulation and explores mechanisms involved in coagulation disorders. Emphasis is placed upon laboratory techniques used to diagnose disease and monitor treatment.
Prereqs: Basic Lab Skills 10513110 and General Anatomy & Physiology 10806177; Coreq: Basic Hematology 10513120
Blood Bank
10-513-109
4Credit
108
108
N/A
108 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on blood banking concepts and procedures including blood typing, compatibility testing, work ups for adverse reaction to transfusions, disease states and donor activities.
Prereqs: Basic Lab Skills 10513110 and Basic Immunology Concepts 10513115
Clinical Chemistry
10-513-116
4Credit
108
108
N/A
108 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Introduces clinical chemistry techniques and procedures for routine analysis using photometric, potentiometric and separation techniques. Topics in this course include pathophysiology and methodologies for carbohydrate, lipids, proteins, renal function and blood gas analysis.
Prereqs: Intro to Biochemistry 10806186 and Basic Immunology Concepts 10513115
Advanced Hematology
10-513-130
2Credit
54
54
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. This course explores mechanisms involved in the development of hematological disorders. Emphasis is placed upon laboratory techniques used to diagnose disorders and monitor treatment.
Prereq: Basic Hematology 10513120
Clinical Microbiology
10-513-133
4Credit
90
126
N/A
90 hours in class and estimate 126 hours outside of class. This course presents the clinical importance of infectious diseases with emphasis upon the appropriate collection, handling and identification of clinically relevant bacteria. Disease states, modes transmission and methods of prevention and control, including antibiotic susceptibility testing, will also be discussed.
Prereqs: Microbiology 10806197 and Basic Immunology Concepts 10513115
Advanced Microbiology
10-513-140
2Credit
36
72
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. This course provides an overview of acid fast organisms, fungi, parasites, and anaerobic bacteria. The organisms, their pathophysiology, epidemiology, the diseases and conditions that they cause, laboratory methods of handling, culturing and identification will be discussed.
Prereq: Clinical Microbiology 10513133
Clinical Experience 1
10-513-151
3Credit
162
0
N/A
162 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. In this clinical you will practice the principles and procedures of laboratory medicine as an entry level Clinical Laboratory Technician in a clinical laboratory setting. You will learn to operate state of the art instruments and report results on Laboratory Information Systems.
Prereq: Blood Bank 10513109, Advanced Hematology 10513130, Clinical Chemistry 10513116, and Clinical Microbiology 10513133; Coreq: Clinical Experience 2 - 10513152 and Intro to Molecular Diagnostics 10513170
Clinical Experience 2
10-513-152
4Credit
216
0
N/A
216 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Provides continuing practice for the principles and procedures of laboratory medicine as an entry level Clinical Laboratory Technician in a clinical laboratory setting. You will learn to operate state of the art instruments and report results on Laboratory Information Systems.
Coreq: Clinical Experience 1 - 10513152
Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics
10-513-170
2Credit
36
72
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Introduces the principles and application of molecular diagnostics in the clinical laboratory.
Prereqs: Basic Lab Skills 10513110 and Intro to Biochemistry 10806186

General Studies (24 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Gen Anatomy & Physiology
10-806-177
4Credit
90
126
90 hours in class and estimate 126 hours outside of class. Examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they relate to health sciences. Using a body systems approach, the course emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization of the entire human body. It is intended to prepare health care professionals who need to apply basic concepts of whole body anatomy and physiology to informed decision-making and professional communication with colleagues and patients. (This course also provides the foundation, and is prerequisite to, Advanced Anatomy and Physiology.)
Prereq: Read – ACPL 80+, Next Gen 263+, ACT Rd 20+, TEAS 50+ OR 10836123 OR 10801195/10801136 (C or better); Sent – ACPL 83+, Next Gen 250+, ACT Eng 18+, TEAS 50+, HS GPA 2.75+ OR 10831103; 1cr HS Chem OR 10806134 (C or better); 1 Gen A&P enroll per term
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
Intro to Biochemistry
10-806-186
4Credit
90
126
90 hours in class and estimate 126 hours outside of class. Provides students with skills and knowledge of organic and biological chemistry necessary for application within Nursing and other Allied Health careers. Emphasis is on recognizing the structure, physical properties and chemical reactions of organic molecules, body fluids, and acids. Additional emphasis is placed on biological functions and their relationships to enzymes, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and DNA.
Prereq: 1 credit of HS chemistry OR General Chemistry 10806134 with grade of C or better; HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745
Microbiology
10-806-197
4Credit
108
108
108 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Examines microbial structure, metabolism, genetics, growth, and the relationship between humans and microorganisms. Addresses disease production, epidemiology, host defense mechanisms and the medical impact of microbes. Examines the role of microbes in the environment, industry and biotechnology. Students have the following flexible lecture options: in-class, Webcast, podcast or Interactive Television.
Prereq: Gen A&P (806177) or A&P 1 (806195) with a C or better grade AND 1 credit of hs chemistry or Gen Chemistry (806134) with a C or better grade. Cannot enroll in Microbiology and Adv A&P OR be enrolled in multiple sections within the same term.
Intro to Psychology
10-809-198
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
10-809-166
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides a basic understanding of ethical theories and uses diverse ethical perspectives to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

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