Medical Lab Technician Associate's Degree

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Medical Lab Technician Associate's Degree Course List

Major and Core Courses

  • Computer Applications and Business Systems Concepts
  • Structure and Function of the Human Body
  • Career Development
  • Medical Terminology
  • Clinical Chemistry I
  • Phlebotomy
  • Clinical Microbiology I
  • Urinalysis
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Clinical Chemistry II
  • Hematology II
  • Immunology
  • Immunohematology
  • Clinical Microbiology II
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Medical Laboratory Technician Capstone

This course teaches students basic to advanced computer concepts and skills, including creating and modifying Word documents, designing databases, spreadsheet creation and analysis, using the Internet and E-Commerce tools, and creating presentations with enhanced features and web tools.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: CGS 1240
Credits: 3


This course provides a working knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. A general introduction to cells and tissues is followed by study of the anatomy and physiology of the skeletal and muscular systems. The student is introduced to the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: PHA 1500
Credits: 4


This course is designed to study the personal and professional characteristics necessary for obtaining and maintaining suitable employment. The student will assemble a complete jobseeking portfolio including his/her resume and references, letters of application and appreciation, documentation of work and educational history, and demonstration of skills through examples of student work. The course includes an indepth study of self-marketing approaches, job interviewing techniques and professionalism as well as participation in a mock interview.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: E242
Credits: 2


This is a basic medical vocabulary-building course. An emphasis will be placed on the most common medical terms based on prefixes and suffixes, Latin and Greek origins, and anatomic roots denoting body structures. All body systems will be covered with a focus on word parts, terms built from word parts, abbreviations, and basic disease and surgical terms. Students will be expected to focus on spelling and pronunciation.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: HSC 1531
Credits: 4


An introduction to analytical techniques, instrumentation, and basic principles of clinical chemistry methods. Presents the theory and application of biochemical analytes, including clinical significance and normal reference ranges.

Prerequisite:Introduction to Chemistry, Structure and Function of the Human Body, College Algebra

Course ID: MLT1245
Credits: 3


In this course, students will learn the skills to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. This course will emphasize proper patient identification and applying the principles of safety and infection control. The student laboratory setting will provide an opportunity to perform basic phlebotomy procedures.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: MLT1325
Credits: 3


This course will include basic concepts of microbiology. Emphasis will be placed on cell structure and function of human, pathogenic microorganisms. Disease, resistance and immune system function will be included. Methods of microbe control will be introduced. A student laboratory will be utilized for experiences in fundamental microbiology techniques.

Prerequisite:Structure and Function of the Human Body

Course ID: MLT1448
Credits: 3


An introduction to urinalysis and body-fluid analysis. Includes anatomy and physiology of the kidney, and physical, chemical, and microscopic analysis of urine, cerebral spinal fluid, and other body fluids.

Prerequisites:Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science; Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Course ID: MLT1485
Credits: 3


This course is designed for the student without a chemistry background. It includes: chemical symbols and formulas, atomic theory, equation writing and balancing, chemical nomenclature, calculations involving chemical formula and a brief introduction to organic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical and biochemistry.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: MLT1728
Credits: 3


Expanding upon concepts learned in Clinical Chemistry I, this course further examines the principles and procedures of various tests performed in Clinical Chemistry. Integral to this course is continued explanation of the physiological basis for the test, the principle and procedure for the test, and the clinical significance of the test results, including quality control and normal values.

Prerequisite:Clinical Chemistry I

Course ID: MLT2166
Credits: 4


Expanding upon concepts learned in Hematology I, this course further examines the theory and practical application of routine and special hematology procedures. Presents white blood cell function, hematopoeisis and associated diseases. The student laboratory focuses on identifying normal and abnormal white blood cell morphology and the evaluation of stained blood smears. Coagulation principles and techniques will be included.

Prerequisite:Hematology I

Course ID: MLT2230
Credits: 4


Basic immunology and serology concepts will be presented with an emphasis on selected infectious diseases and autoimmune disorders. The theory of immunologic and serologic procedures will also be presented.

Prerequisite:Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Course ID: MLT2395
Credits: 3


An introduction to the fundamentals of the immune system and the principles of genetics as they apply to blood group inheritance and blood banking procedures. Includes donor selection, blood collection, blood component processing and administration of blood components. Utilizes a student laboratory for experiences in routine blood banking procedures.

Prerequisite:Hematology I and Immunology

Course ID: MLT2450
Credits: 3


Expanding on concepts learned in Clinical Microbiology I, this course provides further instruction in basic microbiology with emphasis placed on viruses, fungi and parasites. Epidemiology and infection control will be introduced. A student laboratory will be utilized for experiences in fundamental microbiology techniques.

Prerequisite:Clinical Microbiology I

Course ID: MLT2533
Credits: 4


Supervised clinical rotations and or simulation laboratory experience of the microbiology, immunohematology, clinical chemistry, urinalysis, hematology, and phlebotomy departments.

Prerequisite:Approval by campus coordinator; completion of all coursework required by clinical affiliate

Course ID: MLT2775
Credits: 12


Students will demonstrate their knowledge, clinical and laboratory experience in the areas of microbiology, immunohematology, clinical chemistry, urinalysis, hematology, and phlebotomy

Corequisite:Clinical Practicum

Course ID: MLT2864
Credits: 2

General Education Courses

English Composition (Required course)

  • English Composition

This course is designed to guide students in understanding the writing process and developing their ability to write and express ideas in an organized, unified, and coherent manner. Students will produce college-level writing that reflects awareness of rhetorical strategies, writing purpose, student voice, and appropriate grammar, punctuation, and usage skills. Through reading, writing, discussion, research, and collaboration, students will learn practice effective writing and apply course concepts.

Prerequisite:Passing grade in Foundation coursework or placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam score

Course ID: ENC 1101
Credits: 4

Communication (Select 1 course)

  • Introduction to Communication
  • Oral Communication

The course will introduce students to basic models and theories of the communication process. Students will learn about a variety of elements involved in communication. They will also explore how factors such as race, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, and gender influence communication. Students will focus on developing an awareness of the effects of various types of communication on themselves and others. They will also develop practical skills for improving their ability to communicate in personal, social and professional contexts. Specific topics will include perception, self-concept, verbal and nonverbal communication, effective listening and communicating in culturally diverse settings.

Prerequisite:Passing grade in Foundation coursework or placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam score

Course ID: COM 1002
Credits: 4


This course will present students with a broad understanding of communication in a variety of contexts. Students will learn the processes and strategies of oral communication by exploring speech anxiety, audience analysis, and organizational speech patterns. Students will research, use supporting materials, and use effective language to develop and present a narrative, informative and persuasive speech.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: SPC 2017
Credits: 4

Humanities and Fine Arts (Select 2 courses)

  • Humanities
  • Film Appreciation
  • Creative Writing
  • Ethics Around the Globe
  • Introduction to Critical Thinking
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Conversational Spanish

This course investigates human creative achievement. It is designed to increase the student's understanding and appreciation of cultural literacy and the pursuit of humanitarian goals. Representative disciplines may include art, music, literature, architecture, drama, and philosophy.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: HUM 2023
Credits: 4


Students will study different elements, forms, techniques and styles of film and will learn a critical approach to film and the motion picture industry. Students will critique films and filmmakers through various approaches and assessments that demonstrate analysis, interpretation, and evaluation skills as well as fostering a deeper appreciation and understanding of film as an art form.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: FIL 2000
Credits: 4


This course will develop the student's talents in creative writing. Various forms of writing will be studied, such as short stories, novels, poems, plays and non-fiction. Works by students and others will be critiqued. Students will also develop editorial skills so that each writer may revise and improve his/her work. Students will compose a minimum of 6000 words over the course of the program.

Prerequisite:Passing grade in Foundation coursework or placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam score

Course ID: CRW 2001
Credits: 4


This course is a study of various and common ethical principles around the world and their relationships to morality and professional responsibility. Emphasis is placed on the application of ethical theories to problems faced in increasingly globalizing business and society.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: PHI 1520
Credits: 4


A study of the rules of valid judging and reasoning, both inductive and deductive, in a traditional, language-centered context rather than a symbolic context. Logical analysis of both formal and informal fallacies and of the consistency and logical consequences of a given set of statements. Logical analysis is applied to concrete problems dealing with our knowledge of reality.

Prerequisite:English Composition

Course ID: PHI 2103
Credits: 4


This course offers an introduction to the most common literary genres: fiction, poetry, drama, and literary non-fiction. Students will study the basic elements of each genre, learn how to compare genres, become familiar with sample texts that illustrate the particularities of each genre, and practice the skills of analyzing and writing about literary texts. Reading and analysis of texts will include a variety of literary forms and periods. Students will engage in approaches to determine literary meaning, form, and value.

Prerequisite:none [English Composition recommended]

Course ID: LIT 2000
Credits: 4


This course focuses on common words and phrases students need to develop a working vocabulary which will enable them to communicate with Spanish-speaking individuals in their personal and professional lives. Although oral communication is stressed, included is an overview of Spanish grammar, phonetic pronunciation, and Hispanic culture.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: SPN 271
Credits: 4

Math/Natural Science (Required courses)

  • College Algebra
  • Structure and Function of the Human Body

This course provides students with the skills to achieve mastery of algebraic terminology and applications including, but not limited to, real number operations, variables, polynomials, integer exponents, graphs, factoring, quadratic equations, and word problems.

Prerequisite:Passing grade in Foundation coursework or placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam score

Course ID: MAT 1031
Credits: 4


This course provides a working knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. A general introduction to cells and tissues is followed by study of the anatomy and physiology of the skeletal and muscular systems. The student is introduced to the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: PHA 1500
Credits: 4

Social and Behavioral Sciences (Select 2 courses)

  • General Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Human Geography
  • Principles of Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • United States History: 1900 to the Present

This course will provide students with a general understanding of basic methodologies, concepts, theories, and practices in contemporary psychology. Areas of investigation may include the goals and research methodologies of psychology, the science of the brain, theories of human development and intelligence, concepts of motivation and emotions, the science of sensation and perceptions, and the current practices pertaining to psychological disorders, therapies, and treatments.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: PSY 1012
Credits: 4


This course teaches students the applied discipline of abnormal psychology. Students will explore abnormal behavior in disparate societies and cultures. Applications include individuals who have difficulty functioning effectively in everyday life, the impact of family dysfunction on the individual, and the influence of mental illness on criminal behavior. Variables which may affect a person’s ability to adapt and function in a community will be considered, such as genetic makeup, physical condition, reasoning, and socialization.

Prerequisite:General Psychology

Course ID: PSY2420
Credits: 4


This course introduces students to basic sociology terms and concepts. Students will understand how to apply sociological concepts and theories and analyze the structure and relationships of social institutions and the process of social change. Students will explore a variety of topics of sociological interest, including socialization, social inequality, social movements, and the impact of technology and social change on society.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: SYG 1000
Credits: 4


This course will introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. Students will employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: GEA 1000
Credits: 4


Introduction to national income theories, price theories and behavior of the firm under varying economic conditions. Includes the economic roles of business, government and households; economic fluctuations and growth; money and banking; and international economics.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: ECO 1000
Credits: 4


In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of macroeconomics, which deals with the economy as a whole. An overview of the American economy will be explored through a study of basic supply and demand analysis and a review of fiscal and monetary policy to phases of the business cycle. Unemployment, inflation, GDP, and policy decisions which affect the American economy at home and abroad will be covered.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: ECO 2013
Credits: 4


Students will be introduced to the field of microeconomics in this course, including theories of production, determination of prices, and distribution of income in regulated and unregulated industries. Other topics may include industrial relations, monopolies, and comparative economic systems.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: ECO 2023
Credits: 4


This course provides an overview of the history of the United States during the 20th century up until the present day. The political, social, and economic aspects of this time will be explored amid a variety of human cultures, values, and perspectives within the United States.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: AHM 2030
Credits: 4

Total Associate's Degree Credits

General Education Credits: 32

Major and Core Credits: 59

Total AAS Degree Credits: 91

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