Sep 22, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Degree Map: Medical Laboratory Technician AAS


This degree map provides the semester-by-semester course sequencing a full-time student will follow to complete this degree.  To earn an Associate in Applied Science degree you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework required for the degree.

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion. 

General Education Courses - First Semester

The general education courses required for the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) degree may take a full-time student one year to complete and it is recommended that students complete all of the required general education courses prior to the fall term in which the MLT course work begins.   Prior to enrolling in the general education courses, students are encouraged to apply to the MLT program and meet with the MLT program director.  You should note that, along with overall grade point average (GPA), science and math course grades comprise a significant portion of the selection criteria for the MLT program and only courses completed with a ‘C’ or better will be considered acceptable.

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1224 - Introduction to Biology for Majors (L)   4
CHEM 1114 - Principles of Chemistry (L)  
It is recommended that students planning to transfer to a MLS program at a four-year university take CHEM 1315, along with MATH 1513.
4
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
Total Credit Hours 14

Milestones

  • Meet with the MLT Program Director and apply to the MLT program if you haven’t already done so.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

General Education Courses - Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1314 - Human Anatomy and Physiology   4
BIOL 2164 - Microbiology (L)   4
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Total Credit Hours 14

Milestones

  • Meet with MLT Program Director and apply to the MLT program if you haven’t already done so.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Medical Laboratory Courses - Summer Semester

These courses are offered every semester and you must be admitted to the Phlebotomy program to enroll.  Upon successful completion of both courses, students are eligible for the Phlebotomy Certificate.  Courses or course waiver (see below) must be completed before starting MDLT courses in the fall semester.  If only MDLT 1203 is required, then the course may be considered a corequisite and taken during the fall semester.

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
MDLT 1203 - Phlebotomy  
Course can be waived for MLT students who have phlebotomy experience or have previously taken phlebotomy courses elsewhere.  Request for waiver must be submitted to Program Director.
3
MDLT 1222 - Phlebotomy Clinical  
Course may be waived for MLT students who have phlebotomy experience, are working as a phlebotomist, or can show proof of competency.  Students who do not have phlebotomy experience may still be able to waive this course.  See Program Director for details.
2
Total Credit Hours 5

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Complete all risk management requirements in preparation for the clinical setting (CPR, vaccinations, flu shot, TB test, etc.), including clearance on a national background check and negative drug screen..
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling and to file for graduation if completing the Phlebotomy Certificate.  Graduation checks are often done as a group in class prior to clinicals.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Medical Laboratory Courses - Fall Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
MDLT 2002 - Clinical Laboratory Operations and Professionalism   2
MDLT 2212 - Urinalysis and Body Fluids   2
MDLT 2222 - Clinical Immunology and Serology   2
MDLT 2302 - Hematology Lab   2
MDLT 2303 - Hematology   3
MDLT 2331 - Clinical Chemistry Lab   1
MDLT 2323 - Clinical Chemistry   3
Total Credit Hours 15
A grade of ‘C’ or better is required on all MDLT courses to continue in the program.  A grade of ‘D’ or below will result in dismissal from the program and the applicant will have to reapply.  

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Complete all risk management requirements in preparation for the clinical setting (CPR, vaccinations, flu shot, TB test, etc.), including clearance on a national background check and negative drug screen.  If completed during Phlebotomy, most items will carry over to MLT.
  • Meet with the MLT Program Director for a program progress review.

Medical Laboratory Courses - Spring Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
MDLT 2392 - Clinical Microbiology Lab   2
MDLT 2393 - Clinical Microbiology   3
MDLT 2422 - Clinical Immunohematology/Blood Bank Lab   2
MDLT 2423 - Clinical Immunohematology/Blood Bank   3
MDLT 2433 - Clinical Practicum I   3
Total Credit Hours 13
A grade of ‘C’ or better is required on all MDLT courses to continue in the program.  A grade of ‘D’ or below will result in dismissal from the program and the applicant will have to reapply.  

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.  
  • Successfully complete 160 clinical hours to progress in the program.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for a graduation check.  Graduation checks are often done as a group during class prior to beginning of clinical rotation.

Medical Laboratory Courses - Summer Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
MDLT 2462 - Clinical Practicum II  
Clinicals scheduled during May intersession.
2
MDLT 2516 - Clinical Practicum III   6
Total Credit Hours  
A grade of ‘C’ or better is required on all MDLT courses to continue in the program.  A grade of ‘D’ or below will result in dismissal from the program and the applicant will have to reapply.  

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Apply to take the MLT (ASCP) National Registry Exam.  Instructions will be provided by the Program Director.
  • Successfully complete a minimum of 440 clinical hours to complete the program. (May-June-July)
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation if you did not complete a graduation check with the group.