Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5493
First Term: 2012 Spring   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 36
CIP Code: 51.1004

Occupational Area: Health Science
Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code:


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Medical Laboratory Science provides education and training for employment in various medical and bioscience laboratories. Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT`s) perform technically precise laboratory procedures using quality assurance and process improvement knowledge in compliance with appropriate regulatory guidelines to ensure quality patient care, work safety, and medico-legal standards by conducting a variety of tests on various specimens submitted to clinical laboratories in settings such as but not limited to hospitals, reference laboratories, clinics, and bioscience industries to physicians, pathologists, researchers, and other healthcare providers. Students in the Medical Laboratory Science program may be exposed to potentially infectious blood, tissues, and body fluids. An Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) is also available. Individuals completing an associate`s degree often perform supervisory and management responsibilities.

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Required Courses
+ MDL190 Clinical Laboratory Operations 2
+ MDL240 Clinical Urinalysis and Body Fluid Analysis 3
+ MDL241 Practicum: Clinical Urinalysis and Body Fluid Analysis 1
+ MDL242 Clinical Hematology and Hemostasis 6
+ MDL243 Practicum: Clinical Hematology and Hemostasis 1
+ MDL244 Clinical Immunohematology and Immunology 6
+ MDL245 Practicum: Clinical Immunohematology and Immunology 1
+ MDL246 Clinical Microbiology 6
+ MDL247 Practicum: Clinical Microbiology 1
+ MDL248 Clinical Chemistry 6
+ MDL249 Practicum: Clinical Chemistry 1
+ MDL290 Medical Laboratory Science Program Review 2
Credits: 36

Program Competencies
1. List and describe the scope of practice, the duties, and the responsibilities of a medical laboratory/clinical laboratory technician. (MDL190, MDL290)
2. Describe the functions of clinical laboratories. (MDL190, MDL290)
3. Apply quality assurance and quality control principles to urinalysis, body fluids, hematology, hemostasis, immunohematology, immunology, microbiology, and chemistry procedures. (MDL240, MDL242, MDL244, MDL246, MDL248)
4. Apply methodologies and techniques including problem solving and troubleshooting techniques for urinalysis, body fluids, hematology, hemostasis, immunohematology, immunology, microbiology, and chemistry procedures. (MDL240, MDL241, MDL242, MDL243, MDL244, MDL245, MDL246, MDL247, MDL248, MDL249)
5. Apply proper collection, processing, and analysis of biological specimens and other substances. (MDL240, MDL241, MDL242, MDL243, MDL244, MDL245, MDL246, MDL247, MDL248, MDL249)
6. Practice infection control, laboratory safety, and regulatory compliance. (MDL190, MDL240, MDL241, MDL242, MDL243, MDL244, MDL245, MDL246, MDL247, MDL248, MDL249)
7. Apply computer applications of laboratory information systems and laboratory instrumentation in performing clinical laboratory techniques. (MDL240, MDL241, MDL242, MDL243, MDL244, MDL245, MDL246, MDL247, MDL248, MDL249)
8. Communicate and document clinical laboratory actions and clerical functions using medico-legal guidelines to support needs of the patient and public, and to aid in diagnosis and treatment. (MDL190, MDL240, MDL241, MDL242, MDL243, MDL244, MDL245, MDL246, MDL247, MDL248, MDL249, MDL290)
9. Apply professional and ethical conduct, and professional development in all clinical laboratory practices. (MDL190, MDL240, MDL241, MDL242, MDL243, MDL244, MDL245, MDL246, MDL247, MDL248, MDL249, MDL290)
Last Updated: November 22, 2011

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.





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