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Clinical Laboratory Technology Degree

Offered at the Following Campus

Program Overview

The Clinical Laboratory Technology associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for technician positions in clinical laboratories and related businesses and industries. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instruction necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Clinical Laboratory Technology Associate of Applied Science degree and have the qualifications of a clinical laboratory technician.

The standard curriculum for the Clinical Laboratory Technology (CLBT) program is designed for the semester system. A student may take core classes anytime during the year prior to the beginning of the Clinical Laboratory Technology program in summer semester (May). To graduate, degree-seeking students must earn a minimum of 88 semester hours. The CLBT program takes 5 semesters to complete excluding core courses. 

The Clinical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, http://www.naacls.org/.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018
(773) 714-8880

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Prospective students seeking admission into the Clinical Laboratory Technology Degree Program will enroll in the Health Care Science Certificate - Clinical Laboratory Technology option initially.
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.

Course Overview

Contact Minutes
Credit Hours
Curriculum Outline (88 hours)
General Core Courses (25 hours)

(Prerequisite: None) This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/technical program of study. Topics include:  Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communication Skills, and Career Exploration.

CHEM
1211
3
2250
(Prerequisite: MATH 1101 or MAT 1111) (Co-Requisites: CHEM 1211L) Provides an introduction to basic chemical principles and concepts which explain the behavior of matter. Topics include measurement, physical and chemical properties of matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding, nomenclature, chemical reactions, and stoichiometry and gas laws.
CHEM
1211L
1
2250
(Prerequisite: MATH 1101 OR MATH 1111) (Co-Requisites: CHEM 1211) Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in CHEM 1211. The laboratory exercises for this course include measurement, physical and chemical properties of matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding, nomenclature, chemical reactions, stoichiometry and gas laws.
CHEM
1212
3
2250
(Prerequisite: CHEM 1211 AND CHEM 1211L) (Co-Requisites: CHEM 1212L) Continues the exploration of basic chemical principles and concepts. Topics include equilibrium theory, kinetics, thermodynamics, solution chemistry, acid-base theory, and nuclear chemistry.
CHEM
1212 L
1
2250
(Prerequisite: CHEM 1211 AND CHEM 1211L) (Co-Requisites: CHEM 1212) Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in CHEM 1212. The laboratory exercises for this course include equilibrium theory, kinetics, thermodynamics, solution chemistry, acid-base theory, and nuclear chemistry.
3
2250
(Prerequisite: Appropriate English Placement Test Score AND Appropriate Reading Placement Test Score) Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.
3
2250
(Prerequisite: ENGL 1101) Emphasizes American literature as a reflection of culture and ideas. A survey of important works in American literature. Includes a variety of literary genres: short stories, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and novels. Topics include literature and culture, essential themes and ideas, literature and history, and research skills.
MATH
1111
3
2250

(Prerequisites: Appropriate algebra placement test score) Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.

3
2250

(Prerequisite: Appropriate Degree Level Writing (English) and Reading Placement Test Scores) Introduces the major fields of contemporary psychology. Emphasis is on critical thinking and fundamental principles of psychology as a science. Topics include research design, the organization and operation of the nervous system, sensation and perception, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, thinking and intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychological disorders and treatment, stress and health, and social psychology.

SPCH
1101
3
2250
(Prerequisite: Regular Admission OR ENGL 0098) Introduces the student to the fundamentals of oral communication. L Topics include selection and organization of materials, preparation and delivery of individual and group presentations, analysis of ideas presented by others, and professionalism.
General Core Science Courses (8 hours)
3
2250
(Prerequisite: Regular Admission) (Co-Requisites: BIOL 2113L, ENGL 1101) Introduces the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the development of a systemic perspective of anatomical structures and physiological processes. Topics include body organization, cell structure and functions, tissue classifications, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous and sensory systems.
1
2250
(Prerequisite: Regular Admission) (Co-Requisites: BIOL 2113, ENGL 1101) Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 2113. The laboratory exercises for this course include body organization, cell structure and functions, tissue classifications, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous sensory systems.
3
2250
(Prerequisite: BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L) (Co-Requisites: BIOL 2114L) Continues the study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, blood and lymphatic system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.
1
2250
(Prerequisite: BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L) (Co-Requisites: BIOL 2114) Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 2114. The laboratory exercises for this course include the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, blood and lymphatic system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.
Occupational Courses (55 hours)
(Prerequisite: Provisional Admission) Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), word building, abbreviations and symbols, and terminology related to the human anatomy.

 

(Prerequisites:  MATH 1012) (Co-requisites:  MATH 1111)  Prepares students in understanding the application of mathematics in their health science program courses.  The topics included are basic mathematics, medical terminology, mathematical conversions, weight and measurement applications used in health science programs. Additionally, problem solving strategies, basic principles of medication administration, and research in health science will be incorporated into the course competencies.

 

3
3750
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
(Prerequisite: Program admission) Introduces students to the terms, concepts, procedures, and equipment used in a professional clinical laboratory. Topics include: professional ethics and regulatory agencies; basic laboratory safety, equipment and techniques; phlebotomy/specimen processing; related lab math; quality control concepts; process improvement, documentation and computer usage; and point of care testing. Practical experience in phlebotomy will be provided in the institution laboratory and/or clinical setting.
2
3000
(Prerequisites/Co-requisites: BIOL 2113, 2113L, CLBT 1010) Provides theory and techniques required to conduct tests on urine and various body fluids. Theory and tests are related to disease states and diagnosis. Topics include: theory of urinalysis; physical, chemical, and microscopic urinalysis; urinalysis and disease state correlation; related lab math; special urinalysis and related testing; body fluids tests; and safety and quality control.
5
6000
(Prerequisites/Co-requisites: ALHS 1090, BIOL 2113, 2113L, CLBT 1010) Introduces the fundamental formation, function, and degradation of blood cells. Topics include: reticuloendothelial system and blood cell formation, complete blood count and differential, other related blood tests, related lab math; correlation of test results to disease states, coagulation and fibrinolysis, instrumentation for hematology and coagulation, critical valves and blood cell dycrasias, safety and quality control, and process improvement.
3
3700
(Prerequisites/Co-requisites: CLBT 1010) Introduces the fundamental theory and techniques applicable to serology and immunology practice in the clinical laboratory. Topics include: immune system, antigen and antibody reactions, immunological diseases, related lab math; common serological techniques, safety and quality control, and process improvement.
CLBT
1060
5
6000
(Prerequisite: CLBT 1050) Provides an in-depth study of immunohematology principles and practices as applicable to clinical laboratory technology. Topics include: genetic theory and clinical applications, immunology, donor unit collection, related lab math; pre-transfusion testing, management of disease states and transfusion reactions, safety, quality control, and process improvement.
CLBT
1070
5
6000
(Prerequisites/Co-requisites: CLBT 1010, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, CHEM 1212, CHEM 1212L) Develops concepts and techniques of clinical chemistry applicable to clinical laboratory technology. Topics include: carbohydrates, electrolytes and acid-base balance, nitrogenous compounds, related lab math; enzymes and endocrinology, liver functions, lipids, toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring, safety and quality control, correlation of disease states, process improvement (team approach), and critical thinking skills.
CLBT
1080
6
7500
(Prerequisite: CLBT 1010) Introduces fundamental microbiology and parasitology theory and techniques applicable to disease state identification. Topics include: microbiology fundamentals; basic techniques; lab related math; clinical microbiology; anti-microbial sensitivity; safety and quality control; parasitology; mycology, mycobacteriology, and virology; correlation of disease states; and process improvement.
(Prerequisite: CLBT 1010, CLBT 1030, CLBT1050) Provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of principles and techniques in a clinical laboratory job setting. This clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a work situation at a professional level of technical application and requires concentration, practice, and follow through. Topics include: urinalysis tests, serological tests and techniques, blood and specimen processing, correlation of test results to disease states, safety and quality control, and quality assurance. The clinical practicum is implemented through the use of written training plans, written performance evaluation, and coordinated supervision.
(Prerequisite: CLBT 1060) Provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of immunohematology principles and techniques in a clinical laboratory job setting. This clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a work situation at a professional level of technical application and requires concentration, practice, and follow through. Topics include: specimen processing; slide and tube immunological techniques; criteria for special techniques; component and theory practices; management of disease states; transfusion complications; safety; documentation/quality control; and process improvement. The clinical practicum is implemented through the use of written training plans, written performance evaluation, and coordinated supervision.
(Prerequisite: CLBT 1040) Provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of hematology/coagulation principles and techniques in a clinical laboratory job setting. This clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a work situation at a professional level of technical application and requires concentration, practice, and follow through. Topics include: complete blood count and differentials; other related blood tests; coagulation and fibrionolysis tests; correlation of test results to disease states and critical values; instrumentation; safety; documentation/quality control; and process improvement. The clinical practicum is implemented through the use of written training plans, written performance evaluation, and coordinated supervision.
(Prerequisite: CLBT 1080) -150 clinical hours Provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of principles and techniques in a clinical laboratory job setting. This clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a work situation at a professional level of technical application and requires concentration, practice, and follow through. Topics include: specimen inoculations; stains; culture work-ups; bacterial identification; anti-microbial sensitivity; media preparation; safety; documentation/quality control; and process improvement. The clinical practicum is implemented through the use of written training plans, written performance evaluation, and coordinated supervision.
4
9000
(Prerequisite: CLBT 1070) Provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of chemistry principles and techniques in a clinical laboratory job setting. This clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a work situation at a professional level of technical application and requires concentration, practice, and follow through. Topics include: therapeutic drugs and toxicology; automated and manual chemistry; immuno chemistry; special chemistry; safety; correlation of test results to disease states and critical values; instrumentation; documentation/quality control; and process improvement. The clinical practicum is implemented through the use of written training plans, written performance evaluation, and coordinated supervision.
2
3000
(Prerequisite: CLBT 1030, CLBT 1040, CLBT 1050, CLBT 1060, CLBT 1070 and CLBT 1080) Provides a review of basic knowledge from previous courses and helps the student prepare for national certification examinations for the clinical laboratory technician level. Topics include: review of professional ethics, regulatory agencies, safety, fundamental techniques, phlebotomy and specimen collection and processing, quality control concepts, computer applications, urinalysis and body fluids, hematology and coagulation, immunology and serology, include immunohematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, parasitology, mycology, mycobacteriology and virology, and test taking skills.