NVCC 2003-2004 Catalog
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Associate in Applied Science Degree AN  

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to prepare the students for certification and employment as medical laboratory technicians in hospital laboratories, private laboratories, physicians' office laboratories, health department laboratories, and industrial medical laboratories. Upon completion of the program graduates will be eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Registry and other national certification exams.

Transfer Information: NVCC has a formal articulation agreement with George Mason University that allows student to complete a B.S. in Medical Technology. MLT graduates may also complete a B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science at Virginia Commonwealth University or at Old Dominion University.

Students must comply with all General Admission Requirements for Health Technology Programs. (See page 101.)

Additional Admission Requirements:

1. Attendance at Medical Laboratory Technology Information Session. (This satisfies the "Interview with Program Head" requirement.)

2. Satisfactory scores on the NVCC placement/assessment tests: ENG 111, Math 126 placement eligibility.

3. Evidence of high school graduation, a General Educational Development (GED), or college degree.

4. Two high school math courses or equivalent with C or better.

5. One high school biology course with lab or its equivalent (BIO 101) with C or better.

6. One high school chemistry course or its equivalent (CHM 001) with C or better.

Special Accreditation Status: The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester3rd Semester

   BIO101General Biology I or
   CHM101General Chemistry I or
   CHM111 College Chemistry I4
   ENG111College Composition I3
   MDL101Intro. to Med. Lab Tech.3
   MDL155Integrated Sciences for Medical
   Laboratory Technology3
   MDL196On-Site Training1
   STD295Study Skills & Hlthcare. Deliv. Syst.1
   BIO150Intro. Microbiology or 
   BIO205 General Microbiology 4
   MDL120Principles of Hematology 4
   MDL215Immunology 2
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
   SPD229Intercultural Communication 3
   MDL276Clin. Hematology Techniques  4
___Social Science Elective  3

Total Credits/Semester19148

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   MDL216Blood Banking4
   MDL251Clinical Microbiology I3
   MDL252Clinical Microbiology II2
   MDL261Clin. Chem./Instrumentation I4
   HIS101History of Western Civilization I OR
   HIS111 History of World Civilization OR
   HIS261 Topics in Cultural Ethnicity3
   MDL265Advanced Clin. Chemistry 2
   MDL266Clin. Chemistry Techniques 4
   MDL277Clin. Immunohem./Immuno. Tech. 4
   MDL278Clin. Microbiology Tech. II 4
   MDL281Clinical Correlations 1

Total Credits/Semester1615

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology = 72.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog. Students in this program may take HIT 130 Intro. to Healthcare Information Systems or take the NVCC computer competency test.

1 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 220, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

2 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

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