Clinical Laboratory Science Technology, Associate of Applied Science
Curriculum Code #2406
Effective May 2018
The clinical laboratory science technology program at LCCC prepares its graduates for employment in hospital, urgent care, physicians’ offices, research and industry laboratory settings. Examination and analysis of body fluids, tissues and cells play a crucial role in a physician’s ability to diagnose and treat disease. The clinical laboratory science technology program trains students to work in various areas of a clinical laboratory, including hematology, urinalysis, immunohematology (blood bank), microbiology and chemistry. Students collect blood samples, work with state-of-the-art clinical laboratory instrumentation, perform chemical and microscope analysis of urine, match blood for transfusion, identify abnormal blood cells under the microscope and identify infectious bacteria-causing infection in various body locations. Upon completion of the accredited program, graduates will possess an associate of applied science degree and are eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification national certifying examination. Those passing the examination are certified as medical laboratory technicians (MLT-ASCP). Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.
|BIOG 161||PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I||4|
|CLSC 111||INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY 1,2||2|
|CLSC 131||INTRODUCTION TO HEMATOLOGY 1,2||2|
|CLSC 132||BODY FLUIDS AND URINALYSIS 1,2||2|
|CLSC 133||HEMATOLOGY I/URINALYSIS CLINICAL PRACTICUM 1,2||3|
|SDEV 101||COLLEGE 101 3||1|
or BIOG 251
|PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II 1
or GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY
|CLSC 134||ADVANCED HEMATOLOGY AND HEMOSTASIS 1,2||2|
|CLSC 135||IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY CONCEPTS & PROCEDURES 1,2||2|
|CLSC 136||HEMATOLOGY II/IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY CLINIC PRACTICUM 1,2||3|
|ENGL 161||COLLEGE COMPOSITION I||3|
|MTHM 168||STATISTICS 1||3|
|CHMY 161||GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY I 1||4|
|CLSC 213||CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND SEROLOGY 1,2||9|
|CHMY 162||GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY II 1||4|
|CLSC 221||CLINICAL CHEMISTRY 1,2||10|
|SOCY 151G||INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY||3|
Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.
Indicates that a grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in order to continue in the sequence.
A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 more credit hours.
American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification is required upon entrance into the program.
Admission Requirements for Clinical Laboratory Science Technology
- Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office.
- Program application form on file.
- High school algebra or equivalent.
- Minimum GPA of 2.0 on all college-level course work (includes transfer/transient work).
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Program Learning Outcomes
- Patient and quality control test results, recognizing normal, abnormal, and critical values, and take appropriate follow up action when necessary
- Sufficient technical skill in the use of laboratory information systems to meet the needs of the laboratory
- Collect and process biological specimens appropriately in the clinical laboratory
- Perform routine clinical laboratory testing in the Hematology, Immunohematology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Immunology / Serology, and Coagulation areas of the clinical laboratory
- Operate and maintain laboratory instrumentation in the Hematology, Immunohematology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Immunology / Serology, and Coagulation areas of the clinical laboratory
- Recognize the clinical significance of laboratory results in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
- Participate in the appropriate aspects of a laboratory quality assurance program
- Demonstrate sufficient use of oral and written communication to meet the needs of the laboratory, and patient care
- Demonstrate a professional attitude in appearance, work ethic, and laboratory safety
- Demonstrate the performance of routine procedures to students or new employees as assigned by their supervisor
- Successfully pass a National Certification Exam (ASCP or NCA) in Clinical Laboratory Science Technology