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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Advising and Counseling for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

Medical Laboratory Technology

MLT105 - Introduction to Health Care Issues
Course introduces field of health care, with focus on hospital and laboratory organization. Content includes professional ethics, legal and regulatory issues, communication skills and OSHA requirements. Prerequisite: Admission to Phlebotomy Certificate program or MLT program.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 1)

MLT106 - Basic Skills in Medical Laboratory Technology
Course introduces basic medical laboratory. Content includes units on laboratory equipment, computers, laboratory safety, metric system, blood collection requirements for laboratory testing and phlebotomy. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT program.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 1)
Fee: $95

MLT107 - Phlebotomy
Course provides in-depth study of current phlebotomy techniques. Focus is on skills necessary to properly obtain blood specimens for laboratory testing. Content includes safety precautions, collection equipment, venipuncture and skin puncture techniques, and special collection procedures.Prerequisite: Admission to Phlebotomy Certificate program or MLT program.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $60

MLT111 - Hematology
Course stresses development of basic techniques and understanding of principles, procedures, and sources of error in hematology lab work. Combined lectures and laboratory sessions to teach basic techniques and to develop skills needed to work in hematology. Content includes the formed elements of blood, including erythrocyte, leukocyte and thrombocyte cell maturation; normal cell function, and basic concepts of methods used to detect normal and diseased bloodstates. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT program.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $60

MLT112 - Urinalysis and Body Fluids
Course studies urine formation including function and diseases of the kidney. Lectures and laboratory sessions focus on detection of physical, chemical and microscopic properties of urine in normal and abnormal states. Content alsoincludes discussion of miscellaneous fluid analysis, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, gastric analysis and fecal analysis. Prerequisite: Admission to the MLT program.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 2)
Fee: $45

MLT113 - Immunohematology/Blood Bank
Course introduces basic concepts in immunology and blood banking. Lectures and laboratory sessions focus on performing all routine and some special procedures currently practiced in blood bank departments. Prerequisites: MLT 105, 106, 111, and 112, with minimum grade of C in each course.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $70

MLT115 - Coagulation
Course includes classroom lecture and laboratory course in coagulation. Content includes pathways and mechanisms which make it possible for blood to clot or remain fluid. Prerequisites: MLT 105, 106, 111, and 112, with minimum grade of C in each course.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 1)
Fee: $30

MLT117 - Immunology/Serology
Course includes classroom lecture and laboratory course in immunology and serology. Content includes factors involved in host response to a specific challenge with a foreign antigen; focus of serology portion of course is on detection of disease and pregnancy based on antigen-antibody reactions, using a variety of immunologic methods. Prerequisites: MLT 105, 106, 111, and 112, with minimum grade of C in each course.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 1)
Fee: $30

MLT125 - Pharmacy Technician
Course provides knowledge and skills needed to become a pharmacy technician. Content includes introduction to various pharmacy practice settings; focus is on drug classes, basic physiology, drug interactions, pharmacy calculations, and daily pharmacy operation. Course is geared towards range of students, from those having no prior pharmacy experience to healthcare professionals interested in strengthening current skills. Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED.
7 Credit Hours (lecture: 7; lab: 0)
Fee: $75

MLT130 - Aseptic Pharmaceutical Preparations
Course is a comprehensive 75-hour one-semester course designed for pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, and quality assurance personnel. The focus is on development of core competencies necessary to safely prepare and deliver sterilecommercial and compounded pharmaceuticals. Content meets or exceeds guidelines and standards required by the United States’ Pharmacopoeia Forum General Chapter <797> (Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations). Recommended: Completion of a pharmacy technician program; or employmentas a pharmacy technician, pharmacist or quality assurance specialist; or completion of–or concurrent enrollment in–MLT 125.
5 Credit Hours (lecture: 5; lab: 0)
Fee: $1340

MLT204 - Phlebotomy Practicum
Course consists of 120 contact hours (15 eighthour days) of supervised practice in phlebotomy at assigned clinical affiliation site. Practicum provides opportunity to observe and gain proficiency in skin punctures, venipuncture and specialcollection techniques. Prerequisite: Completion of MLT 105 and 107 with minimum grade of C in each course.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 8)
Fee: $50

MLT210 - Clinical Practicum I
Course includes five twenty-four hours-per-week practicum sessions to perform technical procedures at assigned clinical affiliation sites, in five major laboratory areas: Blood Bank, Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Medical Microbiology andSerology - Coagulation- Urinalysis. Each area is self-contained module. Clinical affiliate determines sequence of modules on rotational schedule. All five modules must be completed, each separately graded. Prerequisites: MLT 105, 106, 111, 112, 113, 115, 117, BIO 151, and CHM 122, with minimum grade of C in each course.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 10)
Fee: $70

MLT215 - Clinical Chemistry
Course combines classroom lecture and laboratory course. Content includes basic theories, techniques and sources of error in routine clinical chemistry procedures. Focus is on correlations between clinical picture and laboratory results.Prerequisites: MLT 113, 115, 117, CHM 121, and CHM 122, with minimum grade of C in each course.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $50

MLT220 - Clinical Practicum II
Course includes five twenty-four hours-per-week practicum sessions to perform technical procedures at assigned clinical affiliation sites, in five major laboratory areas: Blood Bank, Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Medical Microbiology andSerology - Coagulation- Urinalysis. Each area is self-contained module. Clinical affiliate determines sequence of modules on rotational schedule. All five modules must be completed, each separately graded. Prerequisite for MLT 220 and MLT 221: MLT 215 with minimum grade of C. Prerequisites for MLT 230 and MLT 231: MLT 220 and MLT 225, with minimum grade of C in each course.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 10)
Fee: $70

MLT221 - Clinical Practicum III
Course includes five twenty-four hours-per-week practicum sessions to perform technical procedures at assigned clinical affiliation sites, in five major laboratory areas: Blood Bank, Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Medical Microbiology andSerology - Coagulation- Urinalysis. Each area is self-contained module. Clinical affiliate determines sequence of modules on rotational schedule. All five modules must be completed, each separately graded. Prerequisite for MLT 220 and MLT 221: MLT 215 with minimum grade of C. Prerequisites for MLT 230 and MLT 231: MLT 220 and MLT 225, with minimum grade of C in each course.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 10)
Fee: $70

MLT225 - Medical Microbiology
Course provides in-depth study of medical microbiology. Content includes mycology and parasitology, terminology and methods used to isolate and identify pathogens. Prerequisites: MLT 215 and BIO 151, with minimum of grade of C in each course.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $60

MLT230 - Clinical Practicum IV
Course includes five twenty-four hours-per-week practicum sessions to perform technical procedures at assigned clinical affiliation sites, in five major laboratory areas: Blood Bank, Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Medical Microbiology andSerology - Coagulation- Urinalysis. Each area is self-contained module. Clinical affiliate determines sequence of modules on rotational schedule. All five modules must be completed, each separately graded. Prerequisite for MLT 220 and MLT 221: MLT 215 with minimum grade of C. Prerequisites for MLT 230 and MLT 231: MLT 220 and MLT 225, with minimum grade of C in each course.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 10)
Fee: $70

MLT231 - Clinical Practicum V
Course includes five twenty-four hours-per-week practicum sessions to perform technical procedures at assigned clinical affiliation sites, in five major laboratory areas: Blood Bank, Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Medical Microbiology andSerology - Coagulation- Urinalysis. Each area is self-contained module. Clinical affiliate determines sequence of modules on rotational schedule. All five modules must be completed, each separately graded. Prerequisite for MLT 220 and MLT 221: MLT 215 with minimum grade of C. Prerequisites for MLT 230 and MLT 231: MLT 220 and MLT 225, with minimum grade of C in each course.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 10)
Fee: $70

MLT235 - Applications in Laboratory Practice
Course deals with presentation and utilization of basic mathematics concepts as applied in the medical laboratory. Focus is on laboratory quality control and governmental regulations. Review of all major areas also included. Prerequisites: MLT 210 and MLT 225, with minimum grade of C in each course.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

MLT251 - Pharmacy Technician Internship
Course consists of 280 contact hours (8 weeks of 35 hours/week) of supervised practice at an assigned internship site. Internship provides opportunity to observe and gain proficiency in pharmacy technician duties at a retail site.Prerequisite: MLT 125 with a minimum grade of C. Completion and clearance on health requirements, a 10-panel drug screen and flu vaccine. Criminal background check showing a clear record. State of Illinois Pharmacy Technician license.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 15)
Fee: $25

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