Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)

Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)

A medical laboratory technician (MLT) uses laboratory skills, computers, technology, and knowledge of pathology to provide information needed by the physician to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease.

In clinical chemistry, for example, the MLT determines enzyme levels to diagnose a heart attack, glucose levels to monitor diabetes, and cholesterol levels to prevent heart disease. In hematology, the MLT studies blood cells to diagnose anemia and leukemia. In immunohematology, the MLT prepares blood for transfusions. In the microbiology department, the organism causing an infection is identified and antimicrobials for treatment are determined.

The placement rate for co-op assignments and for graduates of the Cincinnati State MLT program is nearly 100%, because of unmet demand for entry-level employees in regional clinical laboratories.

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Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
CHE 115General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry 334
MAT 151College Algebra 404
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
Semester 2  
MLT 100Introduction to Medical Laboratory Analysis ( B) 264
BIO 151Anatomy and Physiology 1 ( B) 324
MLT 121Hematology and Hemostasis 1 ( T) 334
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
Semester 3  
MLT 140Clinical Chemistry ( T) 334
MLT 170Instrumentation for Medical Laboratory Technicians ( T) 031
BIO 152Anatomy and Physiology 2 ( B) 324
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
MLT 122Hematology and Hemostasis 2 ( T) 233
Semester 4  
MLT 187Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis Applications ( T) 031
MLT 294MLT Internship: Specimen Collection ( T) 041
MLT 181Phlebotomy Techniques for MLT ( T) 031
MLT 186Hematology and Hemostasis Applications ( T) 031
MLT 295MLT Clinical Internship ( T) 0201
Semester 5  
MLT 262Clinical Microbiology Applications ( T) 011
MLT 210Clinical Immunology and Serology ( T) 233
MLT 191Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Medical Laboratory Technology ( T) 1201
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology ( G) 303
MLT 261Clinical Microbiology ( T) 295
Semester 6  
MLT 251Immunohematology ( T) 254
MLT 252Immunohematology Applications ( T) 031
MLT 270Medical Laboratory Seminar ( T) 031
MLT 192Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Medical Laboratory Technology ( T) 1201
Total Credits:  4112264

Electives

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Topics in Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum. 

G = General Education course in this curriculum

B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum

T = Technical course in this curriculum

Courses

MLT 100 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Analy
4 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours.

A course on equipment and processes of the clinical laboratory and the responsibilities of the Medical Laboratory Technician. Topics include pipetting, spectrophotometry, safety, point of care testing, and the chemical, physical and microscopic analysis of urine.
Prerequisites: CHE 115 and MAT 151 and MLT Program Chair consent
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Instructor Consent Required

MLT 121 Hematology and Hemostasis 1
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on theory and practice of normal hematology and hemostasis. Topics include: hematopoiesis, cell and platelet counts, cell identification, and prothrombin and partial prothrombin times.
Prerequisites: CHE 115 and MAT 151 and MLT Program Chair consent
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Instructor Consent Required

MLT 122 Hematology and Hemostasis 2
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A continuation of MLT 121 . Topics include: hematopoiesis and abnormal cell identification, red cell abnormalities, anemias, leukemias, and coagulopathies.
Prerequisites: MLT 121
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MLT 140 Clinical Chemistry
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on principles and procedures used in the chemical analysis of clinical specimens. Topics include: manual and automated chemical testing, quality control, and clinical correlations.
Prerequisites: MLT 100 and MLT 121
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MLT 170 Instrumentation for Medical Laboratory Technicians
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on principles and procedures for instrumentation used in hematology, hemostasis, urinalysis and clinical chemistry. Topics include: set-up, operation, routine maintenance and quality control procedures for spectrophotometers, particle counters, electrodes, and other automated analyzers.
Prerequisites: MLT 100 and MLT 121
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MLT 180 Phlebotomy Techniques and Practice for Medical Laboratory Technicians
2 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 6 Lab Hours.

A course on theory and practice of blood collection used by medical laboratory technicians. Topics include: devices and methods, specimen integrity, communication, and professionalism. Students who develop the necessary skills also practice supervised blood collection at a clinical site.
Prerequisites: MLT 100 and MLT 121
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MLT 181 Phlebotomy Techniques for MLT
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

A two-week course on the equipment and techniques used to collect quality specimens for analysis. Topics include: communication with patients and staff, professional conduct, and daily practice of techniques using a model arm.
Prerequisites: MLT 122 and MLT 140
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MLT 185 Clinical Laboratory Practice
6 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 30 Lab Hours.

Students apply skills in clinical chemistry, hematology, hemostasis, and urinalysis through on-campus laboratory practice. Students who develop the necessary skills also participate in an internship in these departments at a clinical site.
Prerequisites: MLT 140 and MLT 180
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MLT 186 Hematology and Hemostasis Applications
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

Students apply skills in hematology and hemostasis in an on-campus laboratory, performing tasks independently as part of a simulated lab setting. Students must adhere to HPS and MLT Clinical Practice Standards.
Prerequisites: MLT 122 and MLT 170
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MLT 187 Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis Applic
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

Students apply skills in clinical chemistry and urinalysis in an on-campus laboratory, performing tasks independently in a simulated lab setting. Students must adhere to HPS and MLT Clinical Practice Standards.
Prerequisites: MLT 122 and MLT 170
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MLT 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Medical Laboratory Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures in order to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: MLT 185 (minimum grade C)
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MLT 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Medical Laboratory Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures in order to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: MLT 191 (minimum grade C)
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MLT 198 First Year Special Topics in Medical Laboratory Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Medical Laboratory Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: None
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MLT 199 First Year Independent Project in Medical Laboratory Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Medical Laboratory Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Medical Laboratory Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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MLT 210 Clinical Immunology and Serology
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on the function of the immune system, and immunological and serological testing methods performed in clinical laboratories. Topics include: humoral and cell mediated immunity, hypersensitivity, infectious agents, enzyme immunoassay, immunoelectrophoresis, and basic molecular testing.
Prerequisites: MLT 295
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MLT 250 Immunohematology
5 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours.

A course on theory and application of immunohematology procedures used in the clinical laboratory. Topics include: ABO and Rh, antibody screens and antibody identification, compatibility, enhancement techniques, and automated procedures.
Prerequisites: MLT 185
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MLT 251 Immunohematology
4 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours.

A course on the theory of immunohematology, emphazing laboratory techniques. Topics include: ABO and Rh, antibody screens and identification, compatibility, enhancement techniques, and donor requirements.
Prerequisites: MLT 210
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MLT 252 Immunohematology Applications
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

A four-week course with students completing immunohematology procedures in an on-campus simulated laboratory setting. Students must adhere to HPS and MLT Clinical Practice Standards.
Prerequisites: MLT 251
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MLT 260 Clinical Microbiology
6 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 9 Lab Hours.

A course on theory and application of procedures for clinical microbiology. Topics include: identification, antimicrobial susceptibility and clinical significance of bacteria; basic mycobacteriology; mycology; parasitology; and virology.
Prerequisites: MLT 250
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MLT 261 Clinical Microbiology
5 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 9 Lab Hours.

A course on the theory and practice of clinical microbiology. Topics include: clinical significance, identification and antimicrobial susceptibility of pathogenic bacteria with introduction to other microorganisms.
Prerequisites: MLT 295
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MLT 262 Clinical Microbiology Applications
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 1 Lab Hour.

A two-week course with students completing clinical bacteriology procedures in an on-campus simulated laboratory setting. Students must adhere to HPS and MLT Clinical Practice Standards.
Prerequisites: MLT 261
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MLT 270 Medical Laboratory Seminar
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

Students review theories and procedures of medical laboratory technology to prepare for the certification exam. Topics include: laboratory operations, hematology, hemostasis, clinical chemistry, immunology, immunohematology, clinical microbiology, and test-taking strategies.
Prerequisites: MLT 210 and MLT 250 (minimum grade C for both)
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MLT 294 MLT Internship: Specimen Collection
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 4 Lab Hours.

Students participate in specimen collection at an area laboratory or collection site, with emphasis on phlebotomy. Activities may include specimen processing. Students must adhere to HPS and MLT Clinical Practice Standards.
Prerequisites: MLT 181
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MLT 295 MLT Clinical Internship
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students are assigned to a medical laboratory for full-time experience in hematology, hemostasis, clinical chemistry and urinalysis. Students must adhere to HPS and MLT Clinical Practice Standards.
Prerequisites: MLT 186 and MLT 187
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MLT 298 Second Year Special Topics in Medical Laboratory Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Medical Laboratory Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: None
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MLT 299 Second Year Independent Project in Medical Laboratory Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Medical Laboratory Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Medical Laboratory Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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Faculty

Program Chair/Advisor

Professor Janelle Gohn, PhD, MT (ASCP), SM
janelle.gohn@cincinnatistate.edu