Medical Laboratory Technician

Work behind the scenes in medical settings.

 

Medical Laboratory Technician - AAS

1) Must complete a minimum of 3 different MnTC goals in Liberal Arts and Sciences

2) 1100 or higher Liberal Arts and Sciences courses required unless specified

Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$12,701
Minimum Tool Cost:$220
Books/Supplies:$1,800
Estimated Total:$14,721

PREREQUISITE
 
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Goal 4: Mathematics
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3 cr
3 cr
BIOL1201
Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Biology will serve as an overview of the principles and theories that drive the study of biology. Students will be exposed to several different disciplines within biology, including but not limited to, molecular and cell biology, genetics, evolutionary biology, and ecology. An emphasis will be placed on relationships between biology and current issues of particular interest to students. (Meets MnTC Goals 3 & 10) (Prerequisite: none) (4 Credits: 3 lecture/1 lab)

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4 cr
BIOL2531
Microbiology
Microbiology explores the general characteristics, classification, and pathology of microscopic organisms. Fundamental aspects of microbial control, growth, reproduction, and metabolism, are explored with relation to the role they play in human health, disease, and immunity. Basic laboratory procedures, such as staining techniques, nutrient preparation, microbial isolation, and microorganism identification are introduced in the laboratory component of this course. (Fulfills MnTC goal 3) (Prerequisite: CHEM2518 or BIOL2512 or equivalent) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
CHEM2518
General, Organic & Biochemistry I
This course is intended as a broad introduction to the basic principles of general, organic, and biochemistry. Atomic structure, radioactivity, ionic and covalent compounds, reactions, oxidation-reduction, solutions, acids and bases are covered through descriptive, theoretical, and laboratory topics. These principles are related to organic and biological chemistry throughout the course as it is a foundational course for students enrolled in the health related programs. However, this course is open to all students enrolled in any program. (Fulfills MnTC Goal 2 & 3) (Prerequisites: Recent High School Chemistry or CHEM0510 or equivalent) (4 credits: 3 lecture/1 lab)

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4 cr
COMP1130
Word Processing and Presentation Applications
This course provides an introduction to word processing and presentation applications. Students will learn to prepare practical documents and presentations for professional and personal use. (Prerequisite: none) (1 credit: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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1 cr
COMP1135
Spreadsheet Applications
This course provides an introduction to spreadsheet programs. Students create, edit, and format worksheets, work with formulas and functions, and create charts for professional and personal use. (Prerequisite: none) (1 credit: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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1 cr
COMP1140
Online Communications
This course provides an introduction to communicating online using various social media tools/applications and email. Students will create, communicate, collaborate and network with each other using Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, and Outlook. Database concepts will also be introduced using online search techniques to provide solutions for today┬┐s relevant applications. (Prerequisite: none) (1 credit: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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1 cr
ENGL1215
College Writing I
This course involves expository writing based on experience, direct observation, research and reading with emphasis on critical thinking skills, rhetorical strategies, and style. (Meets MnTC Goal 1) (Prerequisites: A minimum score of 78 on the Reading Comprehension portion of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or a minimum score of 18 on the English subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of ENGL0528) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
 
26 crs
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
MEDL1100
Introduction to Laboratory Sciences
This course introduces students to the Clinical Laboratory and the role of the Phlebotomist, Medical Laboratory Technician, and Medical Laboratory Scientist. Students will learn about educational requirements, employment opportunities, certification, licensure, regulation and professional and patient code of ethics. Topics include medical terminology, laboratory safety, standard precautions, quality assurance, laboratory math and basic laboratory skills. Students will perform simple laboratory tests. (Prerequisites: None) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
MEDL1105
Phlebotomy
This course provides instruction in blood collection procedures and techniques. Students will learn about terminology, safety, customer service, the circulatory system, equipment, and specimen transport/processing. Students will perform routine venipunctures, capillary puncture, and special collection procedures in the classroom and in a clinical setting. (Prerequisite: None) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
MEDL1110
Urinalysis/Body Fluids
This course covers the anatomy of the kidney, renal physiology and the role of the kidney in health and disease. Students will perform physical, chemical and microscopic examinations of urine. The analysis of other body fluids, such as vaginal secretions, semen, and feces will be discussed. Students will gain experience in a simulated clinical urinalysis laboratory. (Prerequisites: Must be a Medical Laboratory Technician accepted student) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
MEDL1115
Immunology
This course provides an overview of the immune system, immunology concepts, autoimmunity and the immunodiagnosis of infectious diseases. Students will apply the principles of immunology to immunologic techniques utilized in the clinical laboratory.(Prerequisite: Must be a Medical Laboratory Technician accepted student) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
MEDL1121
Hematology 1
This course explores the essential aspects of hematology. Emphasis is placed on hematopoiesis theory and blood cell production, structure, function, identification and differentiation. Students will be introduced to basic techniques and instrumentation utilized in the hematology laboratory. (Prerequisite: Must be a Medical Laboratory Technician accepted student) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
MEDL1125
Coagulation
This course covers theories of normal coagulation and explores mechanisms involved in coagulation disorders. Emphasis is placed on laboratory evaluation of hemostasis. Students will perform coagulation testing procedures. (Prerequisite: Must be a Medical Laboratory Technician accepted student) (1 credit: 0 lecture/1lab)

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1 cr
MEDL1130
Clinical Chemistry 1
This course covers the analysis of various chemical constituents of plasma, serum and other body fluids. The physiology and clinical significance of carbohydrate metabolism, bilirubin metabolism, lipids, renal function, enzymes, liver function and cardiac function will be presented. Students are introduced to the principles and methodologies of clinical chemistry laboratory analysis. Quality assurance, quality control and basic laboratory procedures will be discussed and practiced. (Prerequisite: CHEM 2518 and must be a Medical Laboratory Technician accepted student) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
MEDL2101
Clinical Microbiology
This course covers the appropriate collection, processing and identification of clinically associated microorganisms. Emphasis on the significance of microorganisms isolated from various body sites. Epidemiology and the laboratory role in infection control will be discussed. Students will perform microorganism identification procedures and antibiotic susceptibility testing. Students will gain experience in a simulated clinical Microbiology laboratory. (Prerequisite: BIOL2531 and must be a Medical laboratory Technician accepted student.) (4 credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

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4 cr
MEDL2105
Hematology 2
This course is a continuation of Hematology 1 and explores the development of hematological disorders. Emphasis is placed on correlation of laboratory findings and disease states. Students will be introduced to special hematology stains and procedures. Students will gain experience in a simulated clinical Hematology laboratory. (Prerequisite: MEDL1120. Must be a Medical Laboratory Technician accepted student) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
MEDL2110
Clinical Chemistry 2
This course is a continuation of Clinical Chemistry 1 and covers the theory and clinical correlations of blood gases, drugs of abuse, therapeutic drug monitoring, endocrinology, toxicology and tumor markers. Concepts that are basic to the operation and maintenance of automated laboratory instruments will be discussed. Students will perform specimen analysis using automated analyzers and gain experience in a simulated clinical Chemistry laboratory. (Prerequisite: MEDL1130. Must be a Medical Laboratory Technician accepted student) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
MEDL2115
Immunohematology
This course introduces the principles of genetics and immunology to the discipline of blood banking. A focus on blood bank concepts and procedures, including blood typing, blood group systems, antibody screening and identification, compatibility testing, blood donation, transfusion therapy, transfusion reactions and hemolytic diseases of the fetus and newborn (HDFN). Students will perform basic blood banking procedures, including blood typing and compatibility testing and gain experience in a simulated clinical Blood Bank laboratory. (Prerequisite: MEDL1115, MEDL2105. Must be a Medical Laboratory Technician accepted student) (4 credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

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4 cr
MEDL2120
Advanced Microbiology
This course introduces anaerobic bacteria, fungi/yeasts and parasites of clinical significance. Students gain knowledge of specimen collection, handling, processing and identification techniques. Students will also be introduced to the components of a clinical molecular diagnostics laboratory and common molecular techniques used in the diagnosis of infectious diseases. (Prerequisite: MEDL2101. Must be a Medical Laboratory Technician accepted student) (2 credits: 1 lecture/l lab)

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2 cr
MEDL2125
Clinical Practicum 1
This course provides the student an opportunity to practice the principles and procedures of laboratory medicine, under supervision, in a clinical laboratory setting. Students will perform and report patient laboratory analysis in the various areas of a clinical laboratory; hematology, chemistry, microbiology, coagulation, urinalysis, immunology, and immunohematology departments. In addition, students will prepare a case study. (Prerequisite: MEDL2101, MEDL2105. Must be a Medical Laboratory Technician accepted student) (4 credits: 0 lecture/4 lab)

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4 cr
MEDL2126
Clinical Practicum 2
This course provides the student an opportunity to practice the principles and procedures of laboratory medicine, under supervision, in a clinical laboratory setting. Students will perform and report patient laboratory analysis in the various areas of a clinical laboratory; hematology, chemistry, microbiology, coagulation, urinalysis, immunology, and immunohematology departments. In addition, students will prepare a case study. (Prerequisite: MEDL2115. Must be a Medical Laboratory Technician accepted student) (4 credits: 0 lecture/4 lab)

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4 cr
MEDL2130
Clinical Practicum: Portfolio and Review
This course prepares students for the Medical Laboratory Technician examination and employment as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Previously presented material will be reviewed. Students will gain experience in a simulated clinical laboratory. Students will prepare a portfolio documenting assessments and evaluations, professional activities and resume. (Prerequisite: MEDL2101, MEDL2105, MEDL 2110, MEDL2125) (Concurrent: MEDL2115, MEDL 2120) (2 credit: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
 
41 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 67


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