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MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

MLTS-201 Introduction to the Medical Laboratory
3 Credits
This course combines lecture and laboratory practice. It allows students to demonstrate professionalism and interpersonal skills while achieving competence with common laboratory procedures such as phlebotomy, making solutions, using aseptic techniques, and handling laboratory equipment such as microscopes, centrifuges, and pipettes. Students will be given the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge in laboratory mathematics, safety, medical regulations, and medical ethics. Pre- or corequisites: ENGL-121, CHEM-101, BIOL-101, and MATH-138. (2 hours theory, 4 hours lab weekly)

MLTS-202 Clinical Chemistry
3 Credits

This course combines lecture and laboratory practice integral to the profession of Medical Laboratory Science. The course will focus on the following clinical chemistry topics: electrolytes, blood gases, carbohydrates, proteins, non-protein nitrogen compounds, lipids, minerals and vitamins, enzymes, endocrinology, and toxicology. Laboratory procedures, automation, and computerization will be part of the laboratory practice. This course will emphasize normal versus abnormal results with focus on clinical correlation and quality assurance. Prerequisites: MLTS-201, CHEM-101, and CHEM-201. (2.5 hours theory, 3 hours lab weekly)

MLTS-203 Clinical Hematology
4 Credits

This course combines lecture and laboratory practice integral to the profession of Medical Laboratory Science. The course will focus on the following clinical hematology topics: hematopoiesis, anemias, leukemias, and hemostasis/coagulation. The course will emphasize normal versus abnormal results with focus on clinical correlation and quality assurance. Hematology theory will be supplemented with hands-on microscopy and blood testing procedures. Prerequisite: MLTS-201. (3.25 hours theory, 3 hours lab weekly)

MLTS-204 Clinical Immunology/Immunohematology
4 Credits

This course combines lecture and laboratory practice integral to the profession of Medical Laboratory Science. The course will focus on the following clinical immunologic and blood bank topics: immunity, complement, serological procedures, autoimmunity, immunohematology genetics, blood groups and HLA system, blood bank testing, donation, and component therapy. Prerequisite: MLTS-201. (3.25 hours theory, 3 hours lab weekly)

MLTS-205 Clinical Microbiology I
3 Credits

This course combines lecture and laboratory practice integral to the profession of Medical Laboratory Science. The course will focus on the following clinical topics: urinalysis, body fluids examination, parasitology, and mycology. Theory will be supplemented with hands-on microscopy and laboratory testing procedures. Prerequisites: MLTS-201 and BIOL-200. (2.5 hours theory, 3 hours lab weekly)

MLTS-206 Clinical Microbiology II
3 Credits

This course combines lecture and laboratory practice integral to the profession of Medical Laboratory Science. The course will focus on the following clinical microbiology topics: aerobic and anaerobic bacteriology, virology, miscellaneous organisms (such as Chlamydia, Spirochetes, and Rickettsia), susceptibility testing, and epidemiology. The course will emphasize normal flora versus pathogens with focus on clinical correlation. Theory will be supplemented with hands-on microscopy and laboratory testing. Prerequisites: MLTS-201 and BIOL-200. (2.5 hours theory, 3 hours lab weekly)

MLTS-251 Chemistry Clinical Practice
2 Credits

Chemistry Clinical Practice consists of an internship at a sponsoring chemistry laboratory clinical site. Supervised activities in areas of blood and body fluid clinical analysis are meant to enhance the student’s medical laboratory knowledge base with emphasis on professionalism, safety, problem-solving, quality assurance, and instrument maintenance. Prerequisites: MLTS-201, MLTS-202, MLTS-203, MLTS-204, MLTS-205, and MLTS-206. (3-week block of time at the clinical site for 8 hours per day, 5 days a week)

MLTS-252 Hematology Clinical Practice
2 Credits

Hematology Clinical Practice consists of an internship at a sponsoring hematology laboratory clinical site. Supervised activities in areas of blood and body fluid clinical analysis are meant to enhance the student’s medical laboratory knowledge base with emphasis on professionalism, safety, problem-solving, quality assurance, and instrument maintenance. Prerequisites: MLTS-201, MLTS-202, MLTS-203, MLTS-204, MLTS-205, and MLTS-206. (3-week block of time at the clinical site for 8 hours per day, 5 days a week)

MLTS-253 Immunology/Immunohematology Clinical Practice
2 Credits

Immunology/Immunohematology Clinical Practice consists of an internship at a sponsoring serology and blood bank laboratory clinical site. Supervised activities in areas of blood and body fluid immunologic analysis are meant to enhance the student’s medical laboratory knowledge base with emphasis on professionalism, safety, problem-solving, and quality assurance. Prerequisites: MLTS-201, MLTS-202, MLTS-203, MLTS-204, MLTS-205, and MLTS-206. (3-week block of time at the clinical site for 8 hours per day, 5 days a week)

MLTS-254 Microbiology Clinical Practice
2 Credits

Microbiology Clinical Practice consists of an internship at a sponsoring microbiology laboratory clinical site. Supervised activities in areas of microbiologic clinical analysis are meant to enhance the student’s medical laboratory knowledge base with emphasis on professionalism, safety, problem-solving, and quality assurance. Prerequisites: MLTS-201, MLTS-202, MLTS-203, MLTS-204, MLTS-205, and MLTS-206. (3-week block of time at the clinical site for 8 hours per day, 5 days a week)


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
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Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
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