NVCC 1997-1998 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.

Students must comply with all General Requirements for Annandale Campus Health Technology Programs.

Additional Admission Requirements:

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

2. NVCC application on file with Annandale as home campus.

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

4. Qualifies for or has completed ENG 111.

5. Evidence of high school graduation, a General Equivalency Diploma (GED), or college degree.

6. Two high school math courses or equivalent with 'C' or better.

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

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

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

First Year1st Sem.2nd Sem.3rd Sem.

   BIO101General Biology I or
   BIO Elective4
   CHM101General Chemistry I or
   CHM 111 College Chem. I4
   ENG111College Composition I3
   MDL101Intro. to Med. Lab Tech.3
   MDL 110 Urinalysis and Body Fluids3
   BIO150Intro. Microbiology or 
   BIO 205 General Microbiology 4
   MDL120Principles of Hematology 4
   MDL215Immunology 2
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication or 
   SPD 126 Interpersonal Communication 3
   MDL276Clin. Hematology Techniques  4
___Social Science Elective  3

Total Credits/Semester18148

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   MDL130Basic Clinical Microbiology3
   MDL216Blood Banking4
   MDL255Diagnostic Microbiology3
   MDL261Clin. Chem./Instrumentation I4
___Social Science Elective3
   MDL265Advanced Clin. Chemistry  2
   MDL266Clin. Chemistry Techniques  4
   MDL277Clin. Immunohem./Immuno. Tech.  4
   MDL278Clin. Microbiology Tech. II  4
   MDL281Clinical Correlations  1

Total Credits/Semester1715

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

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, 207, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

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

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