Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Medical Laboratory Technology

Allied Health

221 Linn Hall

319-398-5566

www.kirkwood.edu/alliedhealth

Entry time

Fall

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

(granted from Hawkeye Community College)

2 years (5 semesters)

Kirkwood Community College is an academic affiliate with the Medical Laboratory Technology program at Hawkeye Community College. The Medical Laboratory Technology program prepares students with entry-level skills in clinical laboratory science. Students learn laboratory procedures such as using a number of instruments in the laboratory for sterilizing, analyzing and testing; keeping the laboratory clean and well-organized; using math to make solutions or to record test results; handling test slides and fragile equipment; using laboratory computer systems in some settings.

Career opportunities: hospital, clinic and physician office labs; blood collection and blood testing facilities; public health laboratories; veterinary offices; industrial laboratories.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

BIO-161

Basic Anatomy and Physiology

3

CHM-110

Introduction to Chemistry

3

MAT-700

Basic Math

3

MLT-101

Introduction to Lab Science

2

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology or

3

SOC-110

Introduction to Sociology

 

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

 

 

17

Second Semester (Spring)

BIO-186

Microbiology

4

CHM-132

Introduction to Organic & Biochemistry

4

ENG-105

Composition I

3

HSC-117

Basic Medical Terminology

2.5

MLT-120

Urinalysis

3

 

 

16.5

Summer Term - 8 weeks, courses at Hawkeye

MLT-110

Fundamentals of Lab Techniques

3

MLT-130

Hematology

3

MLT-250

Clinical Microbiology

4

 

 

10

Fourth Semester (Fall) - courses at Hawkeye

MLT-230

Advanced Hematology

3

MLT-233

Hemostasis and Thrombosis

2

MLT-240

Clinical Chemistry

7

MLT-252

Parasitology

1

MTL-260

Immunohematology

4

MLT-270

Immunology and Serology

2

 

 

19

Fifth Semester - courses at Hawkeye

(courses extend through spring and summer)

24 weeks of clinics with periodic lecture days.

May be scheduled in local area.

MLT-283

Urinalysis

1

MLT-284

Immunohematology

2

MLT-285

Chemistry

4

MLT-286

Immunology and Serology

1

MLT-287

Hematology

4

MLT-288

Microbiology

4

MLT-291

Lab Survey and Review

1

 

 

17

Total program credit hours

79.5

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