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Curriculum – Medical Laboratory Technician

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First Year - First Term - NIACC
BIO-206 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 s.h.
CHM-122 Introduction to General Chemistry 4 s.h.
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
MLT-101 Intro to Lab Science** 2 s.h.
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.
OR PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology (3 s.h.)
16 s.h.
Second Term - NIACC
BIO-186 Microbiology 4 s.h.
BIO-207 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 s.h.
HSC-120 Medical Terminology I 3 s.h.
MLT-120 Urinalysis I** 3 s.h.
SPC-111 Public Speaking 2 s.h.
16 s.h.
Summer Session - Hawkeye
MLT-110 Fundamental Lab Techniques** 3 s.h.
MLT-130 Hematology 3 s.h.
MLT-250 Clinical Microbiology 4 s.h.
10 s.h.
Second Year - First Term - Hawkeye
MLT-230 Advanced Hematology** 3 s.h.
MLT-233 Hemostasis & Thrombosis 2 s.h.
MLT-240 Clinical Chemistry I 7 s.h.
MLT-252 Parasitology** 1 s.h.
MLT-260 Immunohematology 4 s.h.
MLT-270 Immunology and Serology 2 s.h.
19 s.h.
Second and Summer Terms - Area II Clinical Sites* (24-week term, clinical internship)
MLT-283 Clinical Practicum: Urinalysis 1 s.h.
MLT-284 Clinical Practicum: Immunohematology 2 s.h.
MLT-285 Clinical Practicum: Chemistry 4 s.h.
MLT-286 Clinical Practicum: Immunology and Serology II 1 s.h.
MLT-287 Clinical Practicum: Hematology 4 s.h.
MLT-288 Clinical Practicum: Microbiology 4 s.h.
MLT-291 Lab Survey & Review 1 s.h.
17 s.h.
Total Program Hours 78 s.h.

* As identified in the curriculum, this program is offered over a two-year period of time. The first two semesters are taken at NIACC. The next summer session and fall semester are taken at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa. The final semester is a 24-week clinical internship. NIACC and Hawkeye will attempt to secure clinical experiences in the NIACC area (not guaranteed).
** Courses may be take prior to acceptance into the MLT program at Hawkeye Community College.

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