Clinical Laboratory Technology (Medical Laboratory Technician), Associate in Applied Science

Forest Park

This program prepares students for entry-level positions as clinical laboratory technicians. Through classroom and practical experience in hospital and clinical laboratories, students learn to perform qualitative, quantitative and analytic testing in microbiology, hematology, immunohematology, clinical chemistry, serology, immunology and urinalysis.
Persons interested in this program should have an interest in biology, chemistry and the health sciences and be able to follow precise and detailed instructions.
To graduate, a student must obtain a "C" or better on all science, math courses and all courses in the area of concentration.
Graduates are eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification Examination. Positions are available in hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, independent laboratories, and public health, research and industrial laboratories.

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Program of Study

Career General Education
ENG 101College Composition I3
ENG 102College Composition II3
or ENG 103 Report Writing
XXX xxxMissouri State Requirement3
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
or PSY 200 General Psychology
CHM 101Fundamentals of Chemistry I5
BIO 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
MTH 140Intermediate Algebra3
Physical Education Activity
Select 2 credit hours2
Program Requirements
CLT 100Orientation to the Medical Laboratory1
CLT 101Medical Microbiology3
CLT 202Clinical Practice I4
CLT 207Clinical Practice II4
CLT 110Urinalysis and Body Fluids2
CLT 111Hematology and Coagulation4
CLT 113Pathogenic Bacteriology2
CLT 211Parasites, Fungi and Intracellular Pathogens2
CLT 213Introduction to Clinical Chemistry2
CLT 217Clinical Chemistry5
CLT 215Immunohematology4
CLT 219Professional Skills Seminar1
CLT 115Immunology and Serology2
CLT 120Clinical Laboratory Skill Development4
Total Credit Hours70