Clinical Laboratory Technology, AAS (CLT3) Degree


Campus Locations: Thomasville

Program Mission Statement: 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.

Length of Program: Six (6) Semesters

Clinical Sites Listing: SRTC CLT Clinical Sites List
CLT Essential Functions
CLT Program Outcomes

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. Please see the Service Work Procedure for more information.

Entrance Date: Fall Semester

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: 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 and/or attend a clinical site.

Program Final Exit Point: Clinical Laboratory Technology, Associate of Applied Science and eligible to apply for the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) 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: 77 minimum semester credit hours required for graduation.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

Career Opportunities: Graduates are most often employed by hospital laboratory, government and proviate research laboratories; physician’s offices and clinics; crime labs, home health care agencies, safety and health research laboratories, and as a sales representitives for laboratory equipment and supplies.

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 a cummulative 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.

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. The program was last reviewed March 2017.

Cost
Books: $696.56
Fees: $326.00
Tuition: $1,300.00
Total: $2,322.56
Books: $823.80
Fees: $306.00
Tuition: $1,500.00
Total: $2,629.80
Books: $670.20
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,500.00
Total: $2,471.20
Books: $332.50
Fees: $711.00
Tuition: $800.00
Total: $1,843.50
Books: $125.00
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,300.00
Total: $1,726.00
Books: $110.00
Fees: $488.00
Tuition: $1,000.00
Total: $1,598.00
Curriculum Outline (77 hours)
1: General Education Courses 20
Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
ENGL 1101

Co-requisite(s): ENGL 0090 and/or Entrance exam reading and writing scores in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels. Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.

3
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics** 7
CHEM 1151

Pre/Co-requisite(s): Degree Level Mathematics Course, CHEM 1151L Provides an introduction to basic chemical principles and concepts which explain the behavior of matter. Topics include measurements and units, structure of matter, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, gas laws, liquid mixtures, acids and bases, salts and buffers, and nuclear chemistry.

3
CHEM 1151L

Pre/Co-requisite(s): Degree Level Mathematics Course, CHEM 1151 Selected laboratory experiments paralleling the topics in CHEM 1151. The lab exercises for this course include units of measurements, structure of matter, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, gas laws, liquid mixtures, acids and bases, salts and buffers, and nuclear chemistry.

1
MATH 1101

Pre-requisite(s): Appropriate Placement Test Score or Co-requisite MATH 0090. Emphasizes functions using real-world applications as models. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra; functions and graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and models; systems of equations; and optional topics in algebra.

3
MATH 1103

This course focuses on quantitive skills and reasoning in the context of experiences that students will be likely to encounter. The course emphasizes processing information in context from a variety of representations, understanding of both the information and the processing, and understanding which conclusions can be reasonably determined. Students will use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical thinking and understanding. Topics covered in this course include: sets and set operations, logic, basic probability, data analysis, linear models, quadratic models, exponential and logarithmic models, geometry, and financial management.

3
MATH 1111

Co-requisite(s): Appropriate Placement Test Score or Co-requisite MATH 0090 Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.

3
Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Hours) 3
And the following (3 Hours) 4
BIOL 2117

Pre-requisite(s): (BIOL 2113 and BIOL 2113L) OR (BIOL 1111 and BIOL 1111L) Co-Requisite(s): BIOL 2117L Provides students with a foundation in basic microbiology with emphasis on infectious disease. Topics include microbial diversity, microbial cell biology, microbial genetics, interactions and impact of microorganisms and humans, and microorganisms and human disease.

3
BIOL 2117L

Pre-requisite(s): (BIOL 2113 and BIOL 2113L) OR (BIOL 1111 and BIOL 1111L) Co-Requisite(s): BIOL 2117 Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 2117. The laboratory exercises for this course include microbial diversity, microbial cell biology, microbial genetics, interactions and impact of microorganisms and humans, and microorganisms and human disease.

1
2: Institutional Courses 3
COLL 1500

This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/ technical program of study. Topics include: Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communications Skills, Career Exploration, Research Skills, College Campus Knowledge, Memory & Reading Skills, Presentation & Interview Skills, and Group Skills. Effective Fall 2016, students who already have an Associate Degree or higher will be given exemption credit for the COLL 1500 course.

3
3: Occupational Courses 54
BIOL 2113

Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Co-requisite(s): BIOL 2113L, ENGL 1101 Introduces the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the development of a systemic perspective of anatomical structures and physiological processes. Topics include body organization, cell structure and functions, tissue classifications, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous and sensory systems.

3
BIOL 2113L

Co-requisite(s): BIOL 2113: ENGL 1101 Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 2113. The laboratory exercises for this course include body organization, cell structure and functions, tissue classifications, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous sensory systems.

1
BIOL 2114

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L Co-Requisite(s): BIOL 2114L Continues the study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, blood and lymphatic system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system,and reproductive system.

3
BIOL 2114L

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 2113 and BIOL 2113L Co-Requisite(s): BIOL 2114 Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 2114. The laboratory exercises for this course include the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, blood and lymphatic system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.

1
CLBT 1010

Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Introduces students to the terms, concepts, procedures, and equipment used in a professional clinical laboratory. Topics include: professional ethics and regulatory agencies; laboratory safety, equipment, and techniques; phlebotomy/specimen processing; related lab math, quality control concepts; process improvement; documentation and computer usage; and point of care testing. Practical experience in phlebotomy will be provided in the institution laboratory and/or the clinical setting.

2
CLBT 1030

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, CLBT 1010 Provides theory and techniques required to conduct tests on urine and various body fluids. Theory and tests are related to disease states and diagnosis. Topics include: fundamental theory of urinalysis; basic urinalysis tests; correlation of urinalysis to disease states; related lab math; body fluid tests; special urinalysis and related testing; and safety and quality control.

2
CLBT 1040

Pre/Co-requisite(s): BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, CLBT 1010 Introduces the fundamental formation, function, and degradation of blood cells. Topics include: reticuloendothelial system and blood cell formation, complete blood count and differential, other related blood test, related lab math, correlation of test results to disease states, coagulation and fibrinolysis, instrumentation for hematology and coagulation, critical values and blood cell dycrasias, safety and quality control, and process improvement.

5
CLBT 1050

Pre/Co-requisite(s): CLBT 1010 Introduces the fundamental theory and techniques applicable to serology and immunology practice in the medical laboratory. Topics include: immune system, antigen and antibody reactions, immunological diseases, related lab math, common serological techniques, safety and quality control, and process improvement.

3
CLBT 1060

Pre-requisite(s): CLBT 1050 Provides an in-depth study of immunohematology principles and practices as applicable to medical laboratory technology. Topics include: genetic theory and clinical applications, immunology, donor unit collection, related lab math, pre-transfusion testing, management of disease states and transfusion reactions, safety and quality control, and process improvement.

4
CLBT 1070

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, (CHEM 1211 & CHEM 1211L) OR (CHEM 1151 & CHEM 1151L), Pre/Co-requisite(s): CLBT 1010, (CHEM 1212 & CHEM 1212L) OR (CHEM 1151 & CHEM 1151L), Develops concepts and techniques of clinical chemistry applicable to medical laboratory technology. Topics include: carbohydrates, electrolytes and acid-base balance, nitrogenous compounds, related lab math, enzymes and endocrinology, liver functions, lipids, toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring, safety and quality control, correlation of disease states, process improvement (team approach), and critical thinking skills.

4
CLBT 1080

Pre/Co-requisite(s): CLBT 1010 Introduces fundamental microbiology and parasitology theory and techniques applicable to disease state identification. Topics include: microbiology fundamentals; basic techniques; clinical microbiology; related lab math; anti-microbial sensitivity; safety and quality control; parasitology; mycology, mycobacteriology, and virology; correlation of disease states; and process improvement.

5
CLBT 2090

Pre-requisite(s): CLBT 1010, CLBT 1030, CLBT 1050 Provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of principles and techniques in a medical laboratory job setting. This clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a work situation at a professional level of technical application and requires concentration, practice, and follow through. Topics include: urinalysis tests, serological tests and techniques, blood and specimen processing, correlation of test results to disease states, safety and quality control, and quality assurance. The clinical practicum is implemented through the use of written training plans, written performance evaluation, and coordinated supervision.

3
CLBT 2100

Pre-requisite(s): CLT 1060 Provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of immunohematology principles and techniques in a medical laboratory job setting. This clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a work situation at a professional level of technical application and requires concentration, practice, and follow through. Topics include: specimen processing; slide and tube Immunological techniques; criteria for special techniques; component and therapy practices; management of disease states; transfusion complications; safety; documentation/quality control; and process improvement. The clinical practicum is implemented through the use of written training plans, written performance evaluation, and coordinated supervision.

4
CLBT 2110

Pre-requisite(s): CLBT 1040 Provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of hematology/ coagulation principles and techniques in a medical laboratory job setting. This clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a work situation at a professional level of technical application and requires concentration, practice, and follow through. Topics include: complete blood count and differentials; other related blood tests; coagulation and fibrinolysis tests; correlation of test results to disease states and critical values; instrumentation; safety; documentation/quality control; and process improvement. The clinical practicum is implemented through the use of written training plans, written performance evaluation, and coordinated supervision.

4
CLBT 2120

Pre-requisite(s): CLBT 1080 Provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of principles and techniques in a medical laboratory job setting. This clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a work situation at a professional level of technical application and requires concentration, practice, and follow through. Topics include: specimen inoculations; stains; culture work-ups; bacterial identification; anti-microbial sensitivity; media preparation; safety; documentation/quality control; and process improvement. The clinical practicum is implemented through the use of written training plans, written performance evaluation, and coordinated supervision.

4
CLBT 2130

Pre-requisite(s): CLBT 1070 Provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of chemistry principles and techniques in a medical laboratory job setting. This clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a work situation at a professional level of technical application and requires concentration, practice, and follow through. Topics include: therapeutic drugs and toxicology; automated and manual chemistry; immuno chemistry; special chemistry; safety; correlation of test results to disease states and critical values; instrumentation; documentation/quality control; and process improvement. The clinical practicum is implemented through the use of written training plans, written performance evaluation, and coordinated supervision.

4
CLBT 2200

Pre-requisites: CLBT 1030, CLBT 1040, CLBT 1050, CLBT 1060, CLBT 1070, CLBT 1080 Provides a review of basic knowledge from previous courses and helps the student prepare for national certification examinations for the medical laboratory technician level. Topics include review of: professional ethics, regulatory agencies, safety, and fundamental techniques; phlebotomy and specimen collection and processing; quality control concepts; computer applications; urinalysis and body fluids; hematology and coagulation; immunology and serology; immunohematology; clinical chemistry in solutions; microbiology; parasitology, mycology, mycobacteriology, and virology; and test taking skills.

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Faculty
Program Chair

Clinical Laboratory Technology/Phlebotomy Program Chair
School of Health Sciences
Thomasville

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