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Faced with an aging and growing population, our society needs a continuous supply of highly-trained medical lab technicians. Our Medical Lab Technician Associate’s Degree program can prepare students for a career in as few as 18 months.*

Medical lab technicians have a working knowledge of human anatomy and assist physicians in preforming tests on tissue, blood and other bodily fluids in order to diagnose and help with the treatment and prevention of disease.

After gaining the necessary education and skills for a career as a medical lab technician, you could work in several fields including:

  • Microbiology
  • Blood Banking
  • Immunology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Molecular Biology

*Successful, Full-time enrollment is required to achieve stated completion dates.

Course # Course Title Credits
HP100 Medical Terminology 9
HP101 Anatomy and Physiology 8
ML102 Math for the Medical Lab Technician 4.5
ML104 Microbiology for the Medical Lab Technician * 7.5
ML105 Chemistry for the Medical Lab Technician I * 7.5
ML106 Hematology for the Medical Lab Technician * 7.5
ML107 UA/Body Fluids * 7.5
ML120 Chemistry for the Medical Lab Technician II * 7.5
GE201 Introduction to College Mathematics 9
GE202 Introduction to Computer Science 4.5
GE203 Introduction to Psychology 4.5
GE206 English Composition I 4.5
GE207 English Composition II * 4.5

Medical Terminology

HP100

Students will develop an understanding of medical terminology, symbols and abbreviations, and the application of this new language in the field of health care. While terms are covered as they relate to body structure and function, the main focus is on medical vocabulary and constructing terms using word parts such as roots, suffixes and prefixes.

9 credits
90 theory hours

Anatomy and Physiology

HP101

Students will acquire an overview of the anatomical structures and physiology of the human body. Each body system is discussed in terms of the major anatomical structures and functions including how each system participates in homeostasis of the body. In addition, the course will cover selected major pathologies, including disease definitions and causes, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and possible treatments. Finally the course will cover common issues and changes that occur in each body system through the life span.

8 credits
70 theory hours
20 lab hours

Math for the Medical Lab Technician

ML102

Students in this course will receive instruction in the clinical calculations used in all areas of the laboratory to enable them to achieve accurate results.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Microbiology for the Medical Lab Technician

ML104

Microbiology is a course that introduces the student to the basics of microbiology, infection control, and disease processes to include the body’s defense mechanisms to those diseases, and wound healing.

7.5 credits
60 theory hours
30 lab hours

Chemistry for the Medical Lab Technician I

ML105

Applications of general chemistry emphasizing industry-related laboratory skills and competencies including laboratory safety and report writing. This course addresses supporting chemical theories including atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactivity, gas laws, acids and bases, and solutions.

7.5 credits
60 theory hours
30 lab hours

Hematology for the Medical Lab Technician

ML106

This course is the study of blood cells in normal and abnormal conditions. Instruction will be given in the theory and practical application of hematology procedures, including quality control, quality assurance, safety, manual and/or automated methods; blood cell maturation sequences, and normal and abnormal morphology with associated diseases.

7.5 credits
60 theory hours
30 lab hours

UA/Body Fluids

ML107

This course is an introduction to the study of urine and body fluid analysis. It includes the anatomy and physiology of the kidney, physical, chemical and microscopic examination of urine, cerebrospinal fluid, and other body fluids as well as quality control, quality assurance and safety.

7.5 credits
60 theory hours
30 lab hours

Chemistry for the Medical Lab Technician II

ML120

This course will cover the principles and procedures of various tests performed in Clinical Chemistry. The course will present the physiological basis, principle and procedures and the clinical significance of test results, including quality control and reference values.

7.5 credits
60 theory hours
30 lab hours

Introduction to College Mathematics

GE201

Introduction to College Mathematics covers basic math topics such as solving for whole numbers and equations, understanding proper and improper fractions, converting decimals and figuring percentages. Other topics covered include calculating simple interest, annuities, loan amortization, checkbook reconciliation, and business statistical problems such as mean, median and mode.

9 credits
90 theory hours

Introduction to Computer Science

GE202

This course introduces various information and communications technologies and explains how information systems are used to solve problems.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Introduction to Psychology

GE203

This course includes the study of the theories and concepts of psychology including the scope of psychology, biological foundations and the brain, sensation, perception, motivation, personality, learning/memory, emotion, states of consciousness, personality theories, cognition, life-span development, and applied psychology.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

English Composition I

GE206

This course introduces students to critical reading and writing, research techniques, citation and documentation formats, as well as the use of correct grammar and sentence structure to communicate effectively.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

English Composition II

GE207

This course builds on the skills learned in English Composition I. It develops written communication skills with an emphasis on the use of the writing process, the analysis of readings, and the practice of writing for personal and professional applications.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

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