Medical Laboratory Technician

Course Requirements
ID Title Class Lab Credits
Fall Semester (year 1)
ENGL102R College Composition I (Accuplacer) 3 0 3
SCI103R*
--OR--SCI201R**
Human Biology or equivalent --OR-- Anatomy and Physiology I(High School Chemistry or INSV030R) 4

(3)

0

(3)

4

(4)

SCI140R Chemistry I 3 3 4
ALHT126R Introduction to Laboratory Procedures 2 3 3
Spring Semester (year 1)
MATHxxxR~~ Mathematics Elective 3/4 0 3/4
SCI202R** Anatomy and Physiology II
(SCI201R**)
(3) (3) (4)
SOSCRxxx Social Science Elective 3 0 3
MLTC112R Immunology
(SCI111R/SCI201R & SCI202R ALHT126R)
1 3 2
MLTC113R Clinical Chemistry
(ALHT126R+, SCI140R)
3 3 4
Summer Semester (year 1)
SCI205R Microbiology 3 3 4
MLTC111R Urinalysis
(ALHT126R+)
1 3 2
Fall Semester (year 2)
XXXXxxx Humanities/Fine Arts/World Language Elective 3 0 3
MLTC201R Hematology
(ALHT126R+, MLTC112)
3 3 4
MLTC202R Blood Banking
(ALHT126R or AHLT127R & PHBC110R; MLTC112R)
3 3 4
MLTC204R Pathogenic Microbiology
(SCI205R, ALHT126R+)
3 3 4
Spring Semester (year 2)
MLTC290R MLT Clinical Practicum
(Pre-requisites: ALHT 126R or ALHT127R & PHBC 110R, and a grade of C or better in all MLTC courses. Co-Requisite: MLTC 220R)
0 0 12
MLTC220R MLT Senior Seminar
(All previous MLTC courses)
2 0 2

Prerequisite & Co-requisites are listed in parentheses. Program of Study is subject to change.

* = students choose Human Biology or A&P 1 & 2 based on future plans; students planning on attending UNH MLS program following graduation must take A&P 1 & 2. See advisor for clarification.

** = If students take SCI201R (A&P1) they must take SCI202R (A&P2).

~ = Students who have completed PHBC110R, or a certified Phlebotomy course, or sufficient experience as a Phlebotomist, and have the permission of their Program director may take Introduction to Laboratory Procedures (Bridge) – ALHT127R in lieu of Introduction to Laboratory Procedures – ALHT126R. Speak to your Program Director directly for advising.

~~ = students choose Statistics if they plan to attend UNH MLS program following graduation

All MLTC courses require matriculation in the program or permission of the instructor for registration. All MLTC Courses require a grade of “C” or better in order to progress to the MLT Clinical Practicum. The Clinical Practicum must be passed with a grade of “C” or better for course completion

Associate in Science Degree

 

For more information about this program, please contact Kim-Laura Boyle ay kboyle@ccsnh.edu or 603-542-7744 x5434.

 

Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs) play a critical role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease.  MLTs perform highly complex laboratory procedures ranging from detailed manual techniques to sophisticated computerized technology.  The continued growth of the laboratory science profession is producing an increased demand for educated and motivated laboratory professionals. Opportunities for employment for the MLT include: traditional hospital or private laboratories, commercial or pharmaceutical industries, research laboratories, infection control programs and agricultural and veterinarian practices, among others. 

 

The MLT program curriculum is scientifically rigorous and integrates professional and general education courses providing students with both skills required for the profession as well as general life skills.In addition to classroom studies, students spend their final semester in practicum placement at an accredited hospital or private laboratory refining skills in specific clinical areas.  Clinical affiliations are arranged based on predetermined criteria and are subject to availability of facilities located throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. Students are required to have liability and health insurance prior to being placed for their clinical rotations. CPR certification is recommended and may be required by some clinical sites. Students must also be able to provide their own personal transportation to all clinical assignments. A criminal record background check may be required for affiliation experience at the request of an agency and is the responsibility of the student. 

 

Applicants for the Medical Laboratory Technician Program must satisfy general requirements for admission to the College and are required to have credits (or the equivalent) in high school or college algebra, English, biology and chemistry. The student must have an interview with the program director and demonstrate knowledge of the field of laboratory medicine or schedule a tour in a clinical laboratory.

 

Students health status must be compatible with the tasks and duties of a MLT including the ability to perform certain motor skills involved in collecting blood, using pipettes and a microscope, and accurately reading color charts for interpretation. Students are required to provide results of proof of immunity to infectious disease and proof of undergoing a Criminal Background Check (state or federal depending on their Clinical Practicum placement).  Each Clinical Practicum site may require additional, individual documentation that is the responsibility of the student to complete before they may start their practicum. 

 

Upon completion of the MLT program, students are qualified for immediate employment and are eligible to sit for certification examinations offered by the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC). This two-year Associate Degree program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, www.naacls.org; (773)714-8880.

 

**Students who have completed PHBC110R or a certified Phlebotomy course or sufficient experience as a Phlebotomist and have permission of the instructor and their program director, may take the Introduction to Lab Procedures (Bridge) ALHT127R in lieu of Introduction to Laboratory Procedures - ALHT126R.  Speak to your Program Director directly for advising. 

 

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