2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Medical Laboratory Technology

MLTC 101 – 3 Credits
Introductory Medical Laboratory Technology

Presents a survey of medical laboratory technology for students who wish to apply for admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology program. Includes safety, lab math, ethics, and divisions of a clinical laboratory. Open enrollment. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 101 and MATH 083, or may be taken concurrently

MLTC 150 – 3 Credits
Principles of Bloodbanking

Introduces the theoretical and practical concepts of blood banking and transfusion medicine. Topics include donor screening and selection, basic blood group serology, component selection and therapeutic use, hemolytic disease of the fetus/newborn, and transfusion reactions. Lab includes ABO/Rh, antibody screen/ID, and compatibility testing. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 101, BIOL 109, BIOL 110, CHEM 107 and CHEM 108, MLTC 101. Lab fee: $75.00

MLTC 151 – 2 Credits
Immunological and Molecular Diagnostics

Presents the principles of immunology including the immune system, antigens and antibodies, humoral and cell-mediated immunity, hypersensitivity, complement, and disorders of the immune system. Also introduces theoretical and practical concepts in molecular diagnostics. Exercises will consist of immunological and molecular techniques. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring)

Prerequisites: BIOL 109, BIOL 110, CHEM 107, CHEM 108, ENGL 101 and MLTC 101

MLTC 180 – 4 Credits
Principles of Hematology & Coagulation

Studies the fundamental concepts in hematology and hemostasis, which include hematopoiesis, anemias, hemoglobinopathies, qualitative leukocyte disorders, leukemias, and myeloproliferative disorders. Also studies hemostasis from normal platelet and clotting physiology to disorders of the clotting mechanism. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Prerequisities: ENGL 101, BIOL 109, BIOL 110, CHEM 107, CHEM 108 and MLTC 101. Lab fee: $75.00

MLTC 200 – 4 Credits
Clinical Chemistry

Presents the analysis of the chemical constituents of blood and includes specimen collection and processing, correlation of normal and pathologic physiology, and diagnostic implications in health and disease. Laboratory exercises emphasize analytical accuracy and precision, using both manual techniques and automated laboratory instruments. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: BIOL 109, BIOL 110, CHEM 146/147 or CHEM 121/122, ENGL 101, and MLTC 101. Lab fee: $75.00

MLTC 202 – 2 Credits
Urinalysis and Body Fluids

Presents the analysis of the chemical constituents of other body fluids, as well as, the principles and procedures of the complete urinalysis. The course includes specimen collection and processing, correlation of formal and pathologic physiology and diagnostic implications in health and disease. Lab Fee: $50.00 NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: MLTC 150, MLTC 180, MLTC 200 and MLTC 231.

MLTC 231 – 4 Credits
Clinical Microbiology

Studies the clinical aspects of infectious diseases, including bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and medical virology. Includes specimen collection and handling, normal flora, and expected pathogens for various regions of the body. Explores the pathogenesis, clinical syndromes, epidemiology, treatment, and laboratory identification of each micro-organism. Lab Fee: 75.00 NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring ).

Prerequisites: BIOL 230, CHEM 146/147 or CHEM 121/122, ENGL 101, MLTC 101.

MLTC 250 – 1 Credit
Trends in Medical Laboratory Technology

Introduces new practice developments, emerging and "hot topics" in the clinical laboratory. Reviews major discipline areas to prepare for certification examination. Provides career preparation in resume writing and interviewing. Includes post-internship comprehensive examinations. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Corequisites: MLTC 253, 254, 255, and 256

MLTC 253 – 2 Credits
Clinical Internship I - Hematology and Coagulation

Engages students to experience a 15-day internship at an affiliated hospital or reference laboratory. Provides students the ability to gain practical skills in manual and automated hematology and coagulation procedures, including problem-solving, evaluation of quality control results, and instrument maintenance. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: MLTC 180.

MLTC 254 – 2 Credits
Clinical Internship II Immunology and Blood Banking

Engages students to experience a 15-day internship at an affiliated hospital or reference laboratory. Provides students the ability to gain practical and problem-solving skills in manual and automated immunology and blood banking procedures. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: MLTC 150

MLTC 255 – 2 Credits
Clinical Internship III-Chemistry and Urinalysis/Body Fluids

Engages students to experience a 15-day internship at an affiliated hospital or reference laboratory. Provides students the ability to gain practical experience in manual and automated clinical chemistry and urinalysis/fody fluid procedures, including problem-solving, evaluation of quality control results, and instrument maintenance. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: MLTC 202

MLTC 256 – 2 Credits
Clinical Internship IV Clinical Microbiology

Engages students to experience a 15-day internship at an affiliated hospital or reference laboratory. Provides students the ability to gain practical skills in manual and automated microbiology procedures, including problem-solving, evaluation or quality control results, and instrument maintenance. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: MLTC 201