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The following Medical Laboratory Technician courses are offered:

MEDTEC 310     Introduction to Medical Laboratory Techniques and Skin Punctures    2 Units
Prerequisite: AH 110 with a grade of “C” or better; Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Folsom Lake College; Director/Instructor may administer an equivalency exam to those with prior health care experience.   A High School diploma or GED is required of all phlebotomists by the California Department of Public Health (Phlebotomy regulation AB 1557, Migden Bill).  
Advisory: BUSTEC 302; For those for whom English is a second language, ENGRD 110 and ESLL 310 are recommended.
Enrollment Limitation: Student must provide documentation of Tuberculosis status & Hepatitis B vaccination status before beginning this class, as the student will be handling patient blood and body fluid specimens in all class sessions. Student will also be required to purchase liability insurance.  A High School diploma or GED is required of all phlebotomist by the California Department of Public Health (Phlebotomy regulation AB 1557, Migden Bill).    
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB 
This course prepares students for a career in a medical laboratory as phlebotomists. It fulfills the minimum requirement of 20 hours of didactic instruction in Basic Phlebotomy instruction as required by California Department of Public Health for a Limited Phlebotomy Technician certification. Students perform skin punctures, which is the penetration of the skin with a lancet to withdraw blood, on other students. Students learn the ten most common laboratory tests, as well as the appropriate patient instructions for these specimen collections.  Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students must also provide documentation of Tuberculosis status & Hepatitis B vaccination status, because blood and body fluid specimens will be obtained and processed.  Students will also be required to purchase liability insurance.  One field trip may be required where each student provides their own transportation. 

MEDTEC 311     Advanced Phlebotomy Venipuncture Skills    2 Units
Prerequisite: MEDTEC 310 with a grade of “C” or better; Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Folsom Lake College; by permission of the Director/Instructor only if the student is already an experienced phlebotomist with greater than 1040 hours of experience in the last 5 years in another state.
Advisory: BUSTEC 302
Enrollment Limitation: Student must provide documentation of Tuberculosis status & Hepatitis B vaccination status.  Student will be required to purchase liability insurance. A High School diploma or GED is required of all phlebotomists by the California Department of Public Health (AB 1557, Migden Bill) before a phlebotomy certification can be issued to work as a phlebotomist in California.    
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB 
This course meets the minimum requirement of 20 hours of didactic instruction in Advanced Phlebotomy procedures as required by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Phlebotomy regulations. (AB 1557/Migden Bill).  Students learn to perform a venipuncture (the penetration of a vein with a needle to withdraw blood for therapeutic or clinical laboratory testing) on other students using the three available systems. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves is required. Student must provide documentation of Tuberculosis status & Hepatitis B vaccination status. Student will be required to purchase liability insurance. One field trip may be required, where student provides own transportation to a local laboratory.
 
MEDTEC 312     Phlebotomy Clinical Internship    2-3.5 Units
Prerequisite: MEDTEC 311 with a grade of “C” or better; Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Folsom Lake College.
Advisory: BUSTEC 302
Enrollment Limitation: Students must have on file with the Program Director the following documents: Negative PPD or Chest x-ray no more than 6 months prior to clinic placement; MMR and Varicella immune status; and Hepatitis B immune status. Liability insurance required. Agency agreement with clinical site required. Clinical sites may also require a background check, drug screen testing and an interview of student before acceptance.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC ; 162 hours LAB 
The student will spend 80 hours in a Clinical Internship at a medical laboratory performing at least 10 skin and 50 venipunctures on patients from a variety of age groups and medical conditions. Administrative skills will also be practiced. The Clinical Internship is conducted as a non-paid laboratory experience, and the student is required to attend the facility for a minimum of 80 hours. Students must have liability insurance, as well as lab coats or scrubs as required by the clinical site. Student must provide documentation of Tuberculosis status and Hepatitis B vaccination status. Immunizations such as Measles, Mumps, Rubella, as well as a background check and drug screen/test, may also be required by the clinical site. After their internship, all students are required to meet with the instructor for an in-person debriefing and on-line testing with a national phlebotomy exam. 

MEDTEC 320     Urinalysis    1.5 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program or program director approval
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB 
This course introduces the concepts of urinalysis with an emphasis on physical and chemical features in normal and abnormal urine. Discussion topics will be correlated with applications in human medicine.   Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students must also provide documentation of current Tuberculosis clearance and Hepatitis B vaccination status, as blood and body fluid specimens will be processed.
 
MEDTEC 321     Clinical Chemistry I    4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program or program director approval
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course introduces students to mathematical applications in the clinical laboratory, especially as applied to quality assurance, quality control and reporting of results. Also covered is the basic biochemistry of metabolism, including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and electrolytes, and the instrumentation used for their measurement.    Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students must also provide documentation of current Tuberculosis clearance and Hepatitis B vaccination status, as blood and body fluid specimens will be processed.
 
MEDTEC 322     Clinical Chemistry II    4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program or program director approval
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 50 hours LEC ; 66 hours LAB 
This course provides students with advanced level understanding of human biochemistry and testing. The study of endocrinology, enzyme function, therapeutic drugs, blood gases, and an overview of other body fluid constituents will be covered.    Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students must also provide documentation of current Tuberculosis clearance and Hepatitis B vaccination status, as blood and body fluid specimens will be processed.  

MEDTEC 323     Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis    4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program or program director approval
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course introduces students to mathematical applications in the clinical laboratory, especially as applied to quality assurance, quality control and reporting of results. Also covered is the basic biochemistry of metabolism, including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and electrolytes, and the instrumentation used for their measurement. The study of endocrinology, enzyme function, therapeutic drugs, blood gases, and an overview of other body fluid constituents will be covered. This course also introduces the concepts of urinalysis with an emphasis on physical and chemical features in normal and abnormal urine. Discussion topics will be correlated with applications in human medicine. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students must also provide documentation of current Tuberculosis clearance and Hepatitis B vaccination status, as blood and body fluid specimens will be processed.
 
MEDTEC 330     Hematology    4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program or program director approval
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 50 hours LEC ; 66 hours LAB 
This course provides an overview of human blood cell development and function.  Hematological disorders and corresponding laboratory findings will also be addressed. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students must also provide documentation of current Tuberculosis clearance and Hepatitis B vaccination status, as blood and body fluid specimens will be processed.  

MEDTEC 340     Immunology and Immunohematology    4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program or program director approval
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 50 hours LEC ; 66 hours LAB 
This course introduces the principles of the immune response, including cells and function of the immune system as well as antibody and antigen reactions. Blood grouping, compatibility testing, transfusion medicine, immunological and serological testing procedures are also discussed. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students must also provide documentation of current Tuberculosis clearance and Hepatitis B vaccination status, as blood and body fluid specimens will be processed.  

MEDTEC 350     Clinical Microbiology    4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program or program director approval
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 50 hours LEC ; 66 hours LAB 
This course discusses pathogenic bacteria, fungi and parasites. Emphasis is placed on morphology and identification of medically important organisms and techniques used in their identification. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students must also provide documentation of current Tuberculosis clearance and Hepatitis B vaccination status, as blood and body fluid specimens will be processed.  

MEDTEC 360     Chemistry and Urinalysis Practicum    4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: MEDTEC 323; may be taken previously.
Enrollment Limitation: Admission to the MLT Program or program director approval
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours:  216 hours LAB 
This course provides a clinical laboratory experience in the chemistry department of a local health care organization. Instrumentation and manual methods will be introduced.  Emphasis will be placed on technique, accuracy and precision. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students must also provide documentation of Tuberculosis status & Hepatitis B vaccination status, as blood and body fluid specimens will be processed.  Students may also be required to purchase liability insurance. Students will be required to provide their own transportation to the partner health care facility which will likely be in Sacramento region.  
 
MEDTEC 361     Hematology and Hemostasis Practicum    4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: MEDTEC 330; may be taken previously.
Enrollment Limitation: Admission to the MLT Program or program director approval
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours:  216 hours LAB 
This course provides a clinical laboratory experience in the hematology department of a local health care organization. Instrumentation and manual methods will be introduced. Emphasis will be placed on technique, accuracy and precision. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students must also provide documentation of Tuberculosis status & Hepatitis B vaccination status, as blood and body fluid specimens will be processed. Students may also be required to purchase liability insurance. Students will be required to provide their own transportation to the partner health care facility which will likely be in Sacramento region. 

MEDTEC 362     Immunology and Immunohematology Practicum    
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: MEDTEC 340; may be taken previously.
Enrollment Limitation: Admission to the MLT Program or program director approval
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours:  162 hours LAB 
This course provides a clinical laboratory experience in the immunology/immunohematology department of a local health care facility. Instrumentation and manual methods will be introduced. Emphasis will be placed on technique, accuracy and precision as well as specimen receipt and evaluation, special handling procedures, and component processing in the transfusion service. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students must also provide documentation of Tuberculosis status & Hepatitis B vaccination status, as blood and body fluid specimens will be processed. Students may also be required to purchase liability insurance. Students will be required to provide their own transportation to the partner health care facility which will likely be in Sacramento region.  

MEDTEC 363     Microbiology Practicum    4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: MEDTEC 350; may be taken previously
Enrollment Limitation: Admission to the MLT Program or program director approval
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours:  216 hours LAB 
This course provides a clinical laboratory experience in the Microbiology, Mycology, Virology and Parasitology departments of a local health care facility. Instrumentation and manual methods will be introduced. Emphasis will be placed on technique, accuracy and precision. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students must also provide documentation of Tuberculosis status & Hepatitis B vaccination status, as blood and body fluid specimens will be processed. Students may also be required to purchase liability insurance. Students will be required to provide their own transportation to the partner health care facility which will likely be in Sacramento region. 



Updated 6/12/14

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