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Medical Laboratory Technician

MLT 1, Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Profession    1 unit

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Admission to MLT program; Chemistry 12, Anatomy 1, Physiology 3, and Microbiology 1

This course will introduce the functions and duties of a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) as well as other careers in the laboratory. This course will compare and contrast these duties to the Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Covered topics will include clinical laboratory safety issues, regulatory agencies, infection control policies, and professional responsibilities relative to other departments of health care. This course will also cover medical terminology, patient’s bill of rights, professional standards of the medical laboratory technician, and study computer skills relative to data management systems within the clinical laboratory.

NEW  3410   11:15a-12:35p W   SCI 151   Chu H G

   Arrange-1 Hour    ONLINE-E   Chu H G

Above section 3410 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 11, and is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes). To enroll in above section 3410 students must have successfully completed Chemistry 10 and at least two of the following: Anatomy 1, Physiology 3, Microbiology. Please contact the Life Sciences department for more information.

MLT 3, Blood Banking and Immunology    6 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Medical Lab Technician 1

This course introduces the theory of antigen-antibody reactions as it relates to blood grouping and typing, antibody detection and compatibility testing. Also discussed are blood donor screening and component preparations, immunologically related diseases, transplantation, and principles of antigen-antibody based tests. This course will utilize computer technology to enhance student learning.

2821   8:00a-12:30p Sun   SCI 209   Chu H G

   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Chu H G

Above section 2821 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

MLT 4, Clinical Chemistry    6 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Medical Lab Technician 1

This course will discuss basic interpretations of biochemistry and the concentration of enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, electrolytes, and blood gases. The need for drug testing and evaluation will also be a part of this curriculum. The student will perform routine clinical tests on biological fluids, maintain quality assurance records, and perform preventative maintenance on instrumentation. This course will utilize computer technology to enhance student learning.

2822   1:30p-6:00p Sun   SCI 209   Chu H G

   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Chu H G

Above section 2822 is a hybrid class taught on campus and online via the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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IMPORTANT! Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.