CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY
Associate of Applied Science Degree
The purpose of the Clinical Laboratory Technology, Associate of Applied Science Degree (CLT3) program, is to teach students how 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.
Accreditation Information: 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.
Service Work: N/A
Testing performed in the Clinical Laboratory Technology program including clinical rotations will be educational in nature.
Students will not receive payment or any type of compensation for clinical experience or any testing performed in the students' clinical lab. Students will not be substituted for hired staff personnel within the clinical institution. Clinical rotations are utilized to provide knowledge and experience to enable students to build on the skills that are learned in the laboratory setting
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). Granting of the degree or certificate is not contingent upon passing an external certification or licensure exam.
Credits Required for Graduation: 76 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.
In the event of a Clinical Affiliate immediate unexpected closure that is predicted to last greater than three weeks, students will be placed at an alternate Clinical Affiliate. Those students currently at the Affiliate will have first choice to complete before placement of additional students; Clinical completion dates will be extended to accommodate replaced students.
In the event that the number of students admitted to the program exceeds the number who can be accommodated in the affiliated hospitals, students will be assigned on a competitive basis based on GPA of their CLT occupational courses, Students who have never been assigned to a practicum will have preference over any students who are repeating the practicum. Those who are not assigned immediately will be placed on an alternate list. As places become available, these student will be given preference to progress to the clinical-related courses.
|1. General Core Courses||19|
|Area I: Language Arts/Communication||3|
|ENGL||1101||Composition and Rhetoric|
|Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences||3|
|Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics**||7|
|One Mathematics Course|
|CHEM||1151||Survey of Inorganic Chemistry|
|CHEM||1151L||Survey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab|
|Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts||3|
And the following (3 Hours) Required Courses
|BIOL 2117 Introductory Microbiology||3|
|BIOL 2117L Introductory Microbiology Lab||1|
|2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)|
|3. Occupational Courses (54 hours)|
|BIOL||2113||Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|BIOL||2113L||Anatomy and Physiology Lab I||1|
|BIOL||2114||Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|BIOL||2114L||Anatomy and Physiology Lab II||1|
|CLBT||1010||Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Technology||2|
|CLBT||2090||Clinical Urinalysis, Serology, and Preanyalytic Specimen Practicum||3|
|CLBT||2100||Clinical Immunohematology Practicum||4|
|CLBT||2110||Clinical Hematology/Coagulation Practicum||4|
|CLBT||2120||Clinical Microbiology Practicum||4|
|CLBT||2130||Clinical Chemistry Practicum||4|
|CLBT||2200||CLT Certification Review||2|