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Degree Plans - Medical Laboratory Technology (AAS)

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Our Medical Laboratory Technology AAS offers you a two-year program designed to provide understanding, proficiency and skill in medical laboratory technology.

Our faculty guide you through a curriculum of general education and medical laboratory technology courses, offering you the opportunity for specialized workforce development and occupational experience. Practical experience is a part of our program, and you will be assigned to one of the affiliated hospitals and laboratories under the general supervision of the faculty employed by TJC.

When you have completed our program, you will have entry-level competency in all areas of a clinical laboratory. Additionally, you will be eligible to apply for admission to sit for the certification examination administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), or other certifying agencies for medical laboratory technology. This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; telephone 773-714-8880; fax 773-714-8886; email naaclsinfo@naacls.org; website www.naacls.org.

Please see www.tjc.edu/mlt for information on how to apply to this Selective Admissions program.

Catalog Year
2021-2022
Degree Type
AAS
TSI
Complete
Degree Plan
Major Courses 36 Credits

MLAB 1201 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science

 

MLAB 1415 Hematology

 

PLAB 1223 Phlebotomy

 

MLAB 2534 Clinical Microbiology

 

MLAB 1235 Immunology/Serology

 

MLAB 1231 Parasitology/Mycology

 
MLAB 1311 Urinalysis and Body Fluids  
MLAB 2501 Clinical Chemistry  
MLAB 2431 Immunohematology  
MLAB 1227 Coagulation  

MLAB 2466 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician

 

MLAB 2132 Seminar in Medical Laboratory Technology

 
General Education Requirements 24 Credits

Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/government/ political science), and natural science/mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics).

Major Courses: 36
General Education Requirements: 24
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

Prerequisite Credit Hours

BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I

4
First Semester Credit Hours

MLAB 1201 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science

2

MLAB 1415 Hematology

4

PLAB 1223 Phlebotomy

2

ENGL 1301 Composition I

3

MATH 1314 College Algebra

3
Second Semester Credit Hours

MLAB 2534 Clinical Microbiology

5

MLAB 1235 Immunology/Serology

2
MLAB 1311 Urinalysis and Body Fluids 3

CHEM 1406 Introductory Chemistry I Allied Health Emphasis OR
CHEM 1411

4
Summer II Credit Hours

xxxx x3xx Lang., Philosophy and Culture Core OR
Creative Arts Core

3

PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development OR
PSYC 2301 OR
SOCI 1301

3
Third Semester Credit Hours

MLAB 2501 Clinical Chemistry

5

MLAB 2431 Immunohematology

4

MLAB 1227 Coagulation

2

BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II

4
Fourth Semester Credit Hours
MLAB 1231 Parasitology/Mycology 2

MLAB 2466 Practicum (or Field Experience)- Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician

4
MLAB 2132 Seminar in Medical Laboratory Technology 1
Total Semester Hours 60

Courses titled in bold type represent general education courses and may be taken prior to acceptance into the program.

*BIOL 2401 or CHEM 1406 or 1411 must be completed with a ‘‘C’’ or better before application to the medical laboratory technology program. Students substituting 1406 or 1411 as the prerequisite for BIOL 2401 will still be required to complete BIOL 2401 as part of the AAS degree.

Selective Admissions and retention rules apply. Department-specific courses must be taken in sequence and may have a prerequisite course. Courses must be completed with a “C” or better for degree completion. Contact the department chair for details.