Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician
School: Health Sciences & Physical Wellness
CIP Code: 51.1004
MCC Program Code: CL01
NYSED Code (BRI): 34458
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 )
Program Learning Outcomes
1) Recognize the role, scope of practice and responsibilities of health care personnel.
2) Demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal communication skills with patients, coworkers and the community.
3) Demonstrate a good work ethic and demonstrate a sound ethical and moral decision making process.
4) Recognize and comply with organizational, State and Federal regulations regarding Laboratory Safety and infection control procedures.
5) Recognize and comply with organizational, State and Federal regulations regarding Patient care and confidentiality and demonstrate advocacy for the patient.
6) Describe educational legislation and regulations of the Medical Technology Profession and demonstrate willingness and intention to employ continuing education as a function of growth and certification maintenance within the clinical laboratory profession.
7) Recognize and utilize quality control protocols and participate in quality assurance programs at the pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phases of laboratory operations.
8) Describe the human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology as it relates to blood and body fluid analysis and clinical correlation at the molecular and macromolecular level.
9) Describe the human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology as it relates to blood and body fluid analysis and clinical correlation at the cellular level.
10) Describe the human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology as it relates to blood and body fluid analysis and clinical correlation at the tissue level.
11) Describe the human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology as it relates to blood and body fluid analysis and clinical correlation at the organ system level.
12) Collect and process blood, body fluids and other biological specimens for analysis.
13) Collect and/or process blood and blood components and analyze for compatibility prior to distribution as part of transfusion therapy.
14) Perform routine laboratory procedures, ensuring validity, and differentiate between normal and abnormal results and take necessary action with critical values.
15) Recognize factors that influence procedures and results and take appropriate steps when indicated and perform and interpret basic QC procedures and take corrective actions when appropriate.
16) Operate and maintain basic laboratory equipment and perform scheduled preventive maintenance on equipment and recognize when it is appropriate and necessary to seek professional repair services.
17) Describe the basic concepts of analyze measurement and detection and recognize what instruments and analyzers employ these basic concepts.
18) Apply knowledge of theory and principles relative to collecting and processing specimens for analysis.
19) Apply knowledge of theory and principles relative to analyzing and verifying validity of results of analysis.
20) Apply knowledge of theory and principles relative to correlating and reporting results of analysis.
21) Apply basic scientific principles and theory, as well as demonstrate the ability, to learn new techniques and procedures.
Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra II with Trigonometry (or MTH 104 at MCC) and Biology both with a grade of C or better. High school Chemistry is recommended. Admission to this program is September only.
Please contact the Admissions Office regarding current admission criteria and/or geographic limitations.
|FIRST SEMESTER: (Fall) 18-19 Credit Hours|
|BIO 134 Human Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|CHE 145 Preparation for General College Chemistry||4|
|CLT 100 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology||2|
|ENG 101 College Composition OR|
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
| MTH 165 College Algebra OR|
MTH 175 Precalculus Mathematics with Analytical Geometry OR higher
|PHL 103 Introduction to Ethics||3|
|SECOND SEMESTER: (Spring) 12 Credit Hours|
|BIO 135 Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|BIO 148 Fundamentals of Biology and Inheritance||3|
|CLT 110 Specimen Procurement and Processing||1|
|CLT 130 Body Fluids and Urinalysis||2|
|CLT 140 Immunology||2|
|CLT 145 Serological Techniques||1|
|THIRD SEMESTER: (Summer) 5 Credit Hours|
|BIO 202 Microbiology||4|
|CLT 150 Histology Techniques||1|
|FOURTH SEMESTER: (Fall) 17 Credit Hours|
|CLT 203 Diagnostic Microbiology||2|
|CLT 210 Clinical Chemistry||4|
|CLT 220 Immunohematology||4|
|CLT 230 Hematology/Coagulation||4|
|MTH 160 Statistics I||3|
|FIFTH SEMESTER (Spring): 16 Credit Hours|
|BIO 235 Pathophysiology||3|
|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|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3|
** 3 wks, 10 hrs/wk
Fall Admission only.