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CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Description: Clinical Laboratory Technology is a 6 semester associate of applied science degree program. Students learn to perform clinical laboratory procedures under the supervision of a qualified pathologist and/or clinical laboratory scientist. Classroom training is integrated with clinical experiences under the medical direction of cooperating hospitals. Graduation from this program allows students to take a national certification examination which is necessary for clinical employment.

This program is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; Phone: 773-714-8880 Ext. 4181; Fax: 773-714-8886; Website: www.naacls.org

Student Learning Outcomes:
•   Students will evaluate patient body fluid samples for suitability for testing.
•   Students will perform testing of body fluids using proper test procedures and protocols.
•   Students will report laboratory test results in the proper format.
•   Students will perform ABO and RH blood type analysis.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Thomasville

Length of Program: Six (6) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Students are able to be admitted at the beginning of any semester. All CLT courses begin spring semester based on admissions criteria.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Contact the program advisor or admissions for details. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, Physical Exam, Criminal Background Check, Drug Toxicology, up-to-date immunizations, Eye Test for Color Blindness

Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be granted permission to take the licensing examination.

Program Final Exit Point: . Eligible to apply for the ASCP Board of Certification exam, American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB), or American Medical Technologists (AMT).

Credits Required for Graduation: 76 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Accreditation Information: NAACLS

CLT Essential Functions

Curriculum

Credit Hours

1. General Core Courses 19
 
  Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
    Required Course(s):
    ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric  
 
  Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
 
  Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics** 7
    Required Course(s):
     One Mathematics Course
    CHEM 1151 Survey of Inorganic Chemistry  
    CHEM 1151L Survey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab  
 
  Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts 3
 
  And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor) 3
     
  General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.  
**CHEM 1211 and CHEM1211L may be substituted for CHEM 1151 and CHEM 1151L.
2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)
    COLL 1500 Student Success