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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: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Folsom Lake College. Students must also provide documentation of Hepatitis B vaccination status before beginning this class, as students will be handling blood and body fluid specimens in all class sessions. Students will also be required to purchase their portion of the college's liability insurance policy.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course prepares students for a career in a medical laboratory. 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 Medical Laboratory Technician. Students perform skin punctures, which is the penetration of the skin with a lancet to withdraw blood, on other students. Students learn about 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 may be required to provide their own transportation on a field trip.

MEDTEC 311
Advanced Phlebotomy Venipuncture Skills    2 Units
Prerequisite: MEDTEC 310 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Folsom Lake College. Students must also provide documentation of Hepatitis B vaccination status before beginning this class, as students will be handling blood and body fluid specimens in all class sessions. Students are also required to purchase their portion of the college's liability insurance policy.
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) regulations. 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. Students may be required to provide their own transportation on a field trip.

MEDTEC 312
Phlebotomy Clinical Internship    2 Units
Prerequisite: MEDTEC 311 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program and have met all requirements for entry including, but not limited to: passing all drug, background, and immunology screening requirements, paying their portion of the college's liability insurance policy, and obtaining personal health insurance.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC; 81 hours LAB
This course provides a clinical laboratory experience in the phlebotomy department of a health care organization. The clinical internship is conducted as a non-paid laboratory experience and the student is required to attend the facility for the minimum required hours. Students will perform at least 50 venipuncture procedures on patients from a variety of age groups and medical conditions. Emphasis will be placed on safety, specimen quality, and proper venipuncture technique. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students will also be required to provide their own transportation to the partner health care facility which may be outside of the Sacramento region.

MEDTEC 323
Clinical Chemistry    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, and blood gases will also be covered. Discussion topics will be correlated with applications in human medicine. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including safety glasses and a 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 324
Urine and Body Fluid Analysis    2 Units
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program or program director approval.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 20 hours LEC; 48 hours LAB
An introduction to the study of urine and body fluid analysis. Includes the anatomy and physiology of the kidney, physical, chemical and microscopic examination of urine, cerebrospinal fluid, and other body fluids as well as quality control, quality assurance and safety. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including 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: MEDTEC 323 with a grade of "C" or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program and have met all requirements for entry including, but not limited to: passing all drug, background, and immunology screening requirements, paying their portion of the college's liability insurance policy, and obtaining personal health insurance.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 216 hours LAB
This course provides a clinical laboratory experience in the chemistry department of a health care organization. Instrumentation and manual methods will be introduced. The clinical internship is conducted as a non-paid laboratory experience and the student is required to attend the facility for the minimum required hours. Emphasis will be placed on technique, accuracy and precision as well as quality control, bio-marker significance, and urinalysis procedures. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students will also be required to provide their own transportation to the partner health care facility which may be outside of the Sacramento region.

MEDTEC 361
Hematology and Hemostasis Practicum    4 Units
Prerequisite: MEDTEC 330 with a grade of "C" or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program and have met all requirements for entry including, but not limited to: passing all drug, background, and immunology screening requirements, paying their portion of the college's liability insurance policy, and obtaining personal health insurance.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 216 hours LAB
This course provides a clinical laboratory experience in the hematology department of a health care organization. Instrumentation and manual methods will be introduced. The clinical internship is conducted as a non-paid laboratory experience and the student is required to attend the facility for the minimum required hours. Emphasis will be placed on technique, accuracy and precision as well as blood cell differentiation, blood cell indices, and coagulation procedures. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students will also be required to provide their own transportation to the partner health care facility which may be outside of the Sacramento region.

MEDTEC 362
Immunology and Immunohematology Practicum    3 Units
Prerequisite: MEDTEC 340 with a grade of "C" or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program and have met all requirements for entry including, but not limited to: passing all drug, background, and immunology screening requirements, paying their portion of the college's liability insurance policy, and obtaining personal health insurance.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course provides a clinical laboratory experience in the immunology/immunohematology department of a health care organization. Instrumentation and manual methods will be introduced. The clinical internship is conducted as a non-paid laboratory experience and the student is required to attend the facility for the minimum required hours. 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 will also be required to provide their own transportation to the partner health care facility which may be outside of the Sacramento region.

MEDTEC 363
Microbiology Practicum    4 Units
Prerequisite: MEDTEC 350 with a grade of "C" or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program and have met all requirements for entry including, but not limited to: passing all drug, background, and immunology screening requirements, paying their portion of the college's liability insurance policy, and obtaining personal health insurance.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 216 hours LAB
This course provides a clinical laboratory experience in the Microbiology department of a health care organization. Instrumentation and manual methods will be introduced. The clinical internship is conducted as a non-paid laboratory experience and the student is required to attend the facility for the minimum required hours. Emphasis will be placed on technique, accuracy and precision as well as specimen evaluation, organism identification, and susceptibility testing. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students will also be required to provide their own transportation to the partner health care facility which may be outside of the Sacramento region.

MEDTEC 495
Independent Studies in Medical Technology    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54-162 hours LAB

MEDTEC 499
Experimental Offering in Medical Technology    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None


Updated 4/30/18

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