Medical Laboratory Technology, AAS



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
MLAB 1201 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science

This course is an introduction to clinical laboratory science including quality control laboratory math safety basic laboratory equipment settings accreditation and certification. Also includes basic phlebotomy theory and skills. (Fall)

Credit hours
2 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hour of online lecture and four hours of lab each week

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

BIOL 2420 Microbiology

Study of the morphology physiology and taxonomy of representative groups of pathogenic and nonpathogenic microorganisms. Pure cultures of microorganisms grown on selected media are used in learning laboratory techniques. Includes a brief preview of food microbes public health and immunology. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MATH 1342 Introductory Statistics

This is a first course in statistics with topics that span collection analysis presentation and interpretation of data and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics correlation and regression confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week
Prerequisites

TSI Complete

BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II

BIOL 2402 is a continuation of BIOL 2401.  The course includes a study of the structure and function of human organ systems including circulatory digestive respiratory urinary and reproductive. Animal dissection is a required component of laboratory activity in both face-to-face and online formats .

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

BIOL 2401 with a final grade of C or better.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing

Intensive study of and practice in professional settings. Focus on the types of documents necessary to make decisions and take action on the job such as proposals reports instructions policies and procedures email messages letters and descriptions of products and services. Practice individual and collaborative processes involved in the creation of ethical and efficient documents.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Total Credit Hours
16

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
MLAB 1211 Urinalysis/Body Fluids

This course is an introduction to urinalysis and body fluid analysis including the anatomy and physiology of the kidney and physical chemical and microscopic examination of urine cerebrospinal fluid and other body fluids. Also includes quality control quality assurance and safety. (Spring)

Credit hours
2 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hour of online lecture and four hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

Admission to MLT program or department approval


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MLAB 1235 Immunology /Serology

This course is an introduction to the theory and application of basic immunology including the immune response principles of antigen-antibody reactions and the principles of serological procedures. Also includes quality control quality assurance and safety. (Spring)

Credit hours
2 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hour of online lecture and four hours of lab each week
Prerequisites

Admission to MLT program of department approval


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MLAB 1315 Hematology

The study of blood cells in normal and abnormal conditions. Instruction in the theory and practical application of hematology procedures including quality control quality assurance safety manual and/or automated methods as well as blood cell maturation sequences and normal and abnormal morphology and associated diseases. (Spring)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of online lecture and four hours of lab each week
Prerequisites

Admission to MLT program or Department approval


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MLAB 1231 Parasitology/Mycology

This course is a study of the taxonomy morphology and pathogenesis of human parasites and fungi including the practical application of laboratory procedures. Also includes quality control quality assurance and safety. (Spring)

Credit hours
2 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hour of online lecture and three hours of lab each week
Prerequisites

Admission to MLT program or Department approval


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Choose 1 Social & Behavioral Science Course
Total Credit Hours
12

Year 1 Semester 3
Summer
MLAB 2221 Molecular Diagnostics for Clinical Laboratory Science

A comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles of clinical molecular diagnostics and explores the use of molecular techniques in the diagnosis of disease. (Summer)

Credit hours
2 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hour of online lecture and three hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

Admission to MLT program or department approval.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Total Credit Hours
5

Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
MLAB 1127 Coagulation

This course is a course in coagulation theory procedures and practical applications. Includes laboratory exercises which rely on commonly performed manual and semi-automated methods. Also includes quality control quality assurance and safety. (Fall)

Credit hours
1 credit hour.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hour of lecture and one hour of lab each week.
Prerequisites

Admission to MLT program or department approval


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MLAB 2434 Clinical Microbiology

This course is an instruction in the theory practical application and pathogenesis of clinical microbiology including collection setup identification susceptibility testing and reporting procedures. (Fall)

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of online lecture and four hours of lab each week
Prerequisites

BIOL 2420  and admission to MLT program or department approval


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MLAB 2401 Clinical Chemistry

This course is an introduction to the principles and procedures of various tests performed in Clinical Chemistry. Presents the physiological basis for the test the principle basis for the test the principle and procedure for the test and the clinical significance of the test results including quality control and reference values. Also includes basic chemical laboratory technique. Chemical laboratory safety electrolytes and acid-base balance proteins carbohydrates lipids enzymes metabolites endocrine function and toxicology. (Fall)

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of online lecture and four hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

CHEM 1406 or CHEM 1411 and admission to MLT program with department approval


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MLAB 2331 Immunohematology

A study of blood antigens and antibodies. Presents quality control basic laboratory technique and safety. Includes the principles procedures and clinical significance of test results in genetics blood group systems pre-transfusion testing adverse effects of transfusions donor selection and components and hemolytic disease of the newborn. (Fall)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of online lecture and three hours of lab each week
Prerequisites

MLAB 1235 and admission to the MLT program or Department approval


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Total Credit Hours
12

Year 2 Semester 2
Spring
MLAB 2461 Clinical I for Medical Laboratory Technology

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional either on campus by MLT faculty or at the clinical affiliate site by medical laboratory staff from the site. (Spring)

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Sixteen weeks of 384 contact hours in a clinical laboratory setting.
Prerequisites

Admission to the clinical phase of the MLT program or department approval.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MLAB 2362 Clinical II for Medical Laboratory Technology

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional either on campus by MLT faculty or at the clinical affiliate site by medical laboratory staff from the site.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Ten weeks of 264 contact hours in a clinical laboratory setting.
Prerequisites

 Admission to the clinical phase of the MLT program and MLAB 2461 or department approval.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Total Credit Hours
7


Total Program Hours
60



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Medical laboratory technicians (MLT) are vital healthcare detectives who perform a wide variety of tests to analyze blood and other body fluids, providing information to physicians that assists in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.


Recommended High School Endorsement
Public Service

Faculty Advisor


Division Chair

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:


TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES:

Texas A&M University - Texarkana
East Texas Baptist University


 

For More Information Contact

Gaylon Barrett
903-434-8250
gbarrett@ntcc.edu