14 credit Certificate program

Program Resources:
Allied Health & Nursing Form

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Career Resources:
None available at this time.

Program Description:
This certificate program is designed to prepare a laboratory practitioner whose primary duty is to obtain patient blood specimens by venipuncture and/or micro collection techniques and to facilitate collection and transportation of other clinical laboratory specimens.

Program outcomes include:
• Comply with laboratory safety and compliance procedures and policies.
• Demonstrate organized work skills resulting in efficient time and material management and utilization.
• Employ quality assurance techniques to monitor procedures, equipment, and competency.
• Demonstrate standard specimen collection and processing practices.
• Model professional behaviors, ethics, and appearance.
• Identify preanalytical (specimen collection) variables that affect test accuracy and take appropriate action.
• Perform information processing functions in the clinical laboratory.
• Communicate verbally and in written format with colleagues and patients in a professional manner.

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Required Courses:
Course IDCreditsNameDescription
ALTH14101Medical TerminologyUtilizing an independent study method of workbook/text reading and assignments, weekly quizzes/tests, and computer assisted learning, this course provides the student with a working knowledge of common medical word parts, terms, and abbreviations/acronyms. (Prerequisites: READ0465) (1 hr lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ALTH14401Medical Ethics and LawThis course will introduce health occupation students to basic ethical principles, codes of ethics, bioethics, and laws that govern the behaviors of health care workers today. (Prerequisites: READ0465) (1 hr lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
COMM11003Introduction to CommunicationThis course introduces students to the concepts, models, and theories of human communication and their application to interpersonal, small group, and public speaking situations. MTC goal areas: (1) Communication (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
COMM16011Interviewing Procedure and PracticeAn applications course in the job-seeking process. Students will explore self-confidence and the interviewing process, understand employer expectations, and identify personal and job-related skills. Job-seeking, resume writing and interview skill-building will be covered. (Prerequisites: None; computer skills necessary) (1 hr lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
MLTN14024Basic Skills for Lab PersonnelThis course will introduce Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) and Phlebotomy students to the medical laboratory profession. Fundamental concepts and skills used in Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Blood Bank, Serology, and Microbiology will be developed. An overview of other allied health occupations, safety, ethics, professionalism, quality control, equipment, and specimen collection and preparation will be included. (Prerequisites: Admission to the MLT or Phlebotomy program or instructor's consent) (3 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
MLTN15743Collection Procedures and Skills for PhlebotomistsThis course teaches the Phlebotomy student information about their role in the health care profession and the techniques, skills, and equipment needed for the provision of safe and effective collection procedures. A more patient-sensitive role and better communication with the patient, family members, and other health care professionals is stressed. (Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Phlebotomy or MLT program or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
MLTN25771Internship-Phlebotomy and Associated Proceduresan approved health care facility. The academic and practical instruction in phlebotomy, specimen collection, and associated procedures received at the college will be applied to the clinical setting. (Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MLTN1402, MLTN1572, and/or MLTN1574, MLTN1404, or instructor's consent) (0 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/3 hrs OJT)

Other Course Requirements:
COMM1105 or ENGL1106 may be substituted for COMM1100

Pre-Program Requirements:
Successful entry into this program requires a specific level of skill in the areas of English and reading. Program entry will depend, in part, on meeting the prerequisites listed below:

• A score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of ENGL0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher with a grade of “C” or better.
• If required, ENGL0460 may not be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

• A score of 78 or higher on the Reading Comprehension portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of READ0465 or its equivalent transfer course or higher with a grade of “C” or better.
• If required, READ0465 may not be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Current certification in American Heart Association: BLS Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid is required prior to beginning the Phlebotomy Internship (MLTN2577). Current certification needs to be documented in the student file prior to beginning the phlebotomy internship. ALTH1430 will satisfy this requirement. Background Study approval is required from the State of Minnesota and/or Wisconsin.

All courses must be completed with a "C" or better.