NVCC 2006-2007 Catalog


     

ALLIED HEALTH AND NURSING CURRICULA


     

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MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY
Associate in Applied Science Degree MEC

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, the National Credentialing Agency (NCA) and other national certification exams.

Transfer Information:  Although transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, NVCC has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions.  Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their faculty advisor early in their program.

Students must comply with all General Admission Requirements for Health Technology Programs. (See page 104.)

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 163 placement eligibility.

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

4. Three high school math courses to include algebra and geometry with a final grade of 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.

College level math and science courses supercede high school requirements: Examples include BIO 101, CHM 101 or 111, MTH 163.

Special Accreditation Status: The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); 8410 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 670, Chicago, IL 60631; Phone: 773-714-8880; Fax: 773-714-8886; www.naacls.org.

First Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester


 

  BIO

101

General Biology I or

 

 

 

BIO

Elective with Lab

4

 

   CHM

101

General Chemistry I or

 

 

   

CHM

111 College Chemistry I

4

 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

   MDL

101

Intro. to Med. Lab Tech.

3

 

   MDL

155

Integrated Sciences for Medical

 

 

   

 

Laboratory Technology

3

 

   MDL

196

On-Site Training

1

 

   SDV

101

Orientation to Health Care or SDV elective

1

 

 

   BIO

150

Intro. Microbiology or

 

 

 

   

BIO

205 General Microbiology

 

4

 

   MDL

120

Principles of Hematology

 

4

 

   MDL

215

Immunology

 

2

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

 

1

 

SPD

229

Intercultural Communication

 

3

 

 

   MDL

276

Clin. Hematology Techniques

 

 

4

 

PED

/RPK

 

 

 

1

 

3 ___

 

Social Science Elective

 

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

19

14

8

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   MDL

216

Blood Banking

4

 

   MDL

251

Clinical Microbiology I

3

 

   MDL

252

Clinical Microbiology II

2

 

   MDL

261

Clin. Chem./Instrumentation I

4

 

   HIS

101

History of Western Civilization I OR

 

 

   

HIS

111 History of World Civilization OR

 

 

   

HIS

261 Topics in Cultural Ethnicity

3

 

 

   MDL

265

Advanced Clin. Chemistry

 

2

 

   MDL

266

Clin. Chemistry Techniques

 

4

 

   MDL

277

Clin. Immunohem./Immuno. Tech.

 

4

 

   MDL

278

Clin. Microbiology Tech. II

 

4

 

   MDL

281

Clinical Correlations

 

1

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

16

15

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 SPD 110 Intro. to Speech Communication or SPD 126 Interpersonal Communication may be substituted for SPD 229.

3 The social science elective may be selected from the economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology) courses listed on pages 40-41.

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