Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

This program is designed to prepare Clinical Laboratory Technicians/Medical Laboratory Technicians, under the supervision of Clinical Laboratory Scientists/Medical Technologists, to perform medical laboratory procedures. The CLT/MLT graduate will be competent in applying theory to practice and employ laboratory strategies in recording and analyzing data/results. The program includes instruction in general laboratory procedures and skills; laboratory mathematics; medical computer applications; interpersonal and communications skills; the basic principles of hematology; medical microbiology; immunohematology; immunology; serology; clinical chemistry, and body fluids/urinalysis. Graduates of the program can expect a favorable job market with increasing needs and growth opportunities. Fall admission only.

The graduate of this program will be eligible to sit for the New York State Medical Laboratory Technician Licensing exam and for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) certification exam.*

*The NYS Office of Professions has agreed to use the ASCP BOC exam. Graduates will need to go through two application processes and pay two application fees, but they will only have to pass one exam.

(Housed in the Biology Department )

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: (Fall) 18-19 Credit Hours
BIO 134 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
CHE 145 Preparation for General College Chemistry4
CLT 100 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology2
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
MTH 165 College Algebra OR
MTH 175 Precalculus Mathematics with Algebra OR higher

PHL 103 Introduction to Ethics3
SECOND SEMESTER: (Spring) 14 Credit Hours
BIO 135 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIO 148 Fundamentals of Biology and Inheritance3
CLT 110 Specimen Procurement and Processing3
CLT 130 Body Fluids and Urinalysis2
CLT 140 Immunology2
CLT 145 Serological Techniques 1
THIRD SEMESTER: (Summer) 5 Credit Hours
BIO 202 Microbiology4
CLT 150 Histology Techniques1
FOURTH SEMESTER: (Fall) 17 Credit Hours
CLT 203 Diagnostic Microbiology 2
CLT 210 Clinical Chemistry4
CLT 220 Immunohematology 4
CLT 230 Hematology/Coagulation4
MTH 160 Statistics I 3
FIFTH SEMESTER (Spring): 16 Credit Hours
BIO 235 Pathophysiology3
CLT 251 Clinical Affiliate Clinical Rotation I – Body Fluids/Urinalysis and
CLT 253 Clinical Affiliate Clinical Rotation II – Microbiology and Blood Bank*2
CLT 255 Clinical Affiliate Clinical Rotation III – Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Hematology* 2
CLT 260 Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology Seminar**2
* 4 wks, Four 8 hour days = 32 hrs/wk = 128 hours/rotation
** 3 wks, 10 hrs/wk

Fall Admission only.