Medical Laboratory Technician Courses

MLT 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. 

Additional course fee: $175.

Prerequisite:

English Level V; FNMT 017 placement or higher and approval of department head or MLT curriculum coordinator.
Applicants must be 18 years of age on or before the first day of the semester  

MLT 155 - Clinical Hematology

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. 

Additional course fee: $105.
Enrollment restricted to MLT majors.

Prerequisite:

BIOL 108 or BIOL 110 which may be taken concurrently and MLT 102, which may be taken concurrently. 

MLT 205 - Immunohematology and Immunology

3-3-0-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course covers basic theory and concepts of antigen-antibody reactions and their impact on transfusion medicine. Topics include fundamental theories of blood group antigens, the genetics of inheritance, formation of corresponding antibodies and relevance to transfusion. Students perform basic blood bank procedures and select donors. Relationships of infection and immunity and specific serological methods for diagnosis of disease will be briefly described.

Additional course fee: $105.
Enrollment restricted to MLT majors.

Prerequisite:

MLT 155 with a grade of "C" or better

MLT 225 - Clinical Chemistry

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. 

Additional course fee: $105.

Enrollment restricted to MLT majors.
Prerequisite:

CHEM 110 and CHEM 118 or CHEM 121 and CHEM 122BIOL 108 or BIOL 109 + BIOL 110FNMT 118 or MATH 118, MLT 205.

MLT 245 - Clinical Microbiology

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. 

Additional course fee: $105.

Prerequisite:

BIOL 241, MLT 205, CHEM 110 and CHEM 118 or CHEM 121 and Chem 122 all with a C or better. 

MLT 265 - Current Topics in Medical Laboratory Sciences

3-0-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Students correlate laboratory findings with pathological conditions in humans in discussions, seminars, and lectures. Students will present clinical case studies and a research-based capstone project.

Prerequisite:

MLT 225 and MLT 245 both with a grade of "C" or better

MLT 295 - Clinical Practice

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. 

Additional course fee: $175.
Enrollment restricted to MLT majors.

Prerequisite:

 MLT 225 and MLT 245 with a grade "C" or better. MLT 155 and MLT 265 must be taken concurrently.