Program Requirements

Program Requirements:

  1. Prior credits in biology, chemistry and mathematics must have been earned within the past five years.
  2. Students must complete all required courses with a C or better to continue in the program.
  3. Students must supply their own transportation and uniforms.

Required Courses

BIO 101 General Biology 4
BIO 275 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO 293 Microbiology 4
CHM 100 General Chemistry 4
      Total 16


General Education

CMN 101 Intro to Speech I 3
CSC 100 Computer Literacy  1
ENG 101 Rhetoric & Comp I 3
ENG 102 Rhetoric & Comp II 3
FYE 101 Blazing Your Trail 1

MAT 113 College Algebra OR
MAT 109 Elementary Statistics


PSY 101 Intro to Psychology


      Total 17


Blessing School of Medical Laboratory Technicians 32


Total Required for Degree (Minimum) 65


(Blessing Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Technicians)

 Medical Laboratory Technician Courses

  MLT 100   Phlebotomy Principles     2 cr. hrs. 
  MLT 101 Intro. to Clinical Laboratory  3 cr. hrs.
  MLT 102 Clinical Microscopy
(Urine & Body Fluids)
2 cr. hrs.
  MLT 203 Coagulation 1 cr. hr.
  MLT 204  Immunology/Serology   2 cr. hrs.
  MLT 205  Clinical Chemistry  4 cr. hrs 
  MLT 206  Clinical Hematology   4 cr. hrs.
  MLT 207  Medical Microbiology   5 cr. hrs.
  MLT 208  Immunohematology  3 cr. hrs.
  MLT 209  Parasitology/Mycology  2 cr. hrs.
  MLT 222 Clinical Lab Practicum II  2 cr. hrs.
  MLT 224A Clinical Lab Practicum III  5 cr. hrs. 
  MLT 224B Clinical Lab Practicum IV  5 cr. hrs. 
 Total Hours from Blessing School of MLT    40 cr. hrs.


Suggested Course sequencing

Semester 1 (Fall)

  BIO 275*  Human Anatomy & Physiology I   4 cr. hrs. 
  CHM 100*  General Chemistry 4 cr. hrs. 
  MAT 109*  Elementary Statistics  3 cr. hrs. 
  ENG 101*  Rhetoric & Comp. I   3 cr. hrs. 
  CMN 101*  Introduction to Speech    3 cr. hrs. 
     Total   17 cr. hrs.

Semester 2 (Spring)

  BIO 276*  Human Anatomy & Physiology II  4 cr. hrs. 
  BIO 293*  Microbiology   4 cr. hrs. 
  PSY 101*  Introduction to Psychology  3 cr. hrs.
  ENG 102  Rhetoric & Comp. II  3 cr. hrs. 
  CSC 100  Computer Literacy    1 cr. hr. 
  PSY 123  Career Management  1 cr. hr. 
    Total   16 cr. hrs. 

Summer 1

§   MLT100   Phlebotomy Principles  2 cr. hrs. 
§   MLT101  Intro. to Clinical Laboratory   3 cr. hrs. 
§   MLT102  Clinical Microscopy (Ur/BF)  2 cr. hrs. 
    Total  7 cr. hrs.

Fall Semester 
Spring  Semester

§   MLT205 Clinical Chemistry  4 cr. hrs. 
§  MLT208  Immunohematology  3 cr. hrs. 
§   MLT224A  Clinical Lab Practicum III
(Hemo 2/Microbiology/BB/Chem) 
5 cr. hrs. 
§     Total  12 cr. hrs.

Mini Semester (4 Weeks)

§   MLT209   Parasitology/Mycology   2 cr. hrs. 
§  MLT204  Immunology/Serology  2 cr. hrs. 
    Total   4 cr. hrs. 

Summer Semester 2

 §  MLT224 B  Clinical Lab Practicum IV
(Hemo 2/Microbiology/BB/Chem) 
5 cr. hrs.
 §  MLT203  Coagulation  1 cr. hrs. 
    Total  6 cr. hrs. 

40 Credit Hours Required from Blessing
(JWCC will apply 32 hours of credit towards an AAS degree upon completion Blessing courses)

*  Prerequisite courses from JWCC.
§  Courses from Blessing School of MLT

§   MLT206  Clinical Hematology   4 cr. hrs. 
§   MLT207  Medical Microbiology   5 cr. hrs. 
§   MLT222  Clinical Lab Practicum II   2 cr. hrs. 
     Total    11 cr. hrs.

                                                                                 Students must apply and gain admission to the School of MLT before they can enroll in courses numbered greater than MLT 100. Courses are offered only at the stated times. 



MLT 100 Phlebotomy Principles - 2 cr. hrs/Summer
A course designed to give students a thorough background in blood collection techniques. Course topics include safety precautions and infection control, collection equipment, anticoagulants, venipunctures procedures, skin puncture and special collection procedures. Communication skills, professional ethics and legal issues will also be discussed. This course along with MLT 120, Clinical Practicum I may also be completed by students interested in obtaining phlebotomy certification.


MLT 101 Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory - 4 cr. hrs/Summer
A course designed to introduce the MLT student to the basic principles of each area of the clinical laboratory. Basic normal hematology, coagulation methods, and chemistry profile tests will be introduced. Students will learn aseptic techniques, specimen collection, growth requirements of bacteria, media and techniques used to culture microorganisms. Students will also be introduced to basic blood typing, antibody identification procedures and compatibility procedures in blood bank. Laboratory safety, infection control and blood borne pathogens prevention and patient confidentiality will also be discussed.
Prerequisite: Completion of college level Anatomy & Physiology and admission to MLT program. 


MLT 102 Clinical Microscopy (Urinalysis & Body Fluids) - 2 cr. hrs/Summer
A course designed to give students a thorough background in urine formation including function & diseases of kidney. Physical, chemical & microscopic features of urine; diagnostic test principles and clinical correlations of lab results will be covered. Students will also study miscellaneous fluid analysis, including CSF, synovial, seminal and fecal analysis.
Prerequisite: Completion of college level Anatomy & Physiology and admission to MLT program.

MLT 204 Immunology & Serology - 2 cr. hrs/Mini Sem.
Immune functions and processes related to natural body defenses will be studied. Included will be antigen – antibody reactions, complement action, cellular response and humoral immune response. Also serological procedures to detect diseases such as syphilis, hepatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, mononucleosis, etc.
Prerequisite: Completion of MLT101 and admission to MLT program.

MLT 205 Clinical Chemistry - 4 cr. hrs/Spring
The study and analysis of electrolytes, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, enzymes, minerals, hormones and various other biochemical compounds in the body. Emphasis will be placed on basic laboratory techniques, principles of instrumentation and automation, quality control and clinical correlation of lab results.
Prerequisites: Completion MLT 101 and admission to MLT program.

MLT 206 Hematology - 5 cr. hrs/Fall
A study of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets and principles and procedures in hemostasis. This course focuses on cell maturation, normal cell function, and the changes in normal and disease states. The pathogenesis of various anemias and leukemias and other hematological disorders is included. Emphasis is placed on identification of immature and abnormal cells and correlation of test results with disease states. The coagulation pathways and the role of coagulation factors and platelets in normal hemostasis and various disease states are studied. Testing principles, disease correlation and problem solving are stressed.
Prerequisites: Completion of MLT101 and admission to the MLT program. 

MLT 207 Medical Microbiology - 6 cr. hrs/Fall
A study of clinically relevant bacteria. Emphasis will be placed on organism identification, biochemical & staining characteristics and clinical correlation with infectious disease. Antibiotic susceptibility testing methods and interpretation will also be studied.
Prerequisites: Completion of college microbiology, MLT101 and admission to the MLT program. 

MLT 208 Immunohematology - 4 cr. hrs/Spring
A study of the principles of transfusion medicine. This course will cover the collection and processing of donor blood and the preparation of components for transfusion. Major topics of discussion include antigens and antibodies of the blood group systems, antibody identification, HDN and the adverse effects of transfusion.
Prerequisites:  Completion of MLT101 and admission to MLT program.

MLT 209 Parasitology - 1 cr. hr/Mini Sem.
A study of medically important parasites and fungi. This course will cover specimen collection and processing techniques, microscopic examinations, life cycles of the organisms and organism identification criteria. Host/parasite relationships and an overview of mycotic infections will be included.
Prerequisites:  Completion of college microbiology, MLT101 and admission to MLT program. 

MLT 120 Clinical Laboratory Practicum I (Phlebotomy) - 3 cr. hrs/Fall
(For students not enrolled in MLT program, but seeking phlebotomy certification)
A course providing the student with supervised clinical experience in a phlebotomy setting. The practicum provides an opportunity to observe and gain proficiency in venipunctures, skin punctures, and special collection techniques, including blood cultures, blood bank banding and COC specimen collection. Completion of this course with 3 cr. hrs. and completion of MLT100, would qualify a student for national phlebotomy certification.
Prerequisite: Completion of MLT100 

MLT 122 Clinical Laboratory Practicum II - 2 cr. hrs/Fall
Students will have 12 hours per week of supervised clinical experience in a clinical laboratory in the areas of urinalysis, serology, basic hematology, blood banking and culture inoculation applying the knowledge and skills they learned in the classroom. Clinical practice in phlebotomy will be included.
Prerequisite: Admission to MLT program, completion of MLT101 and MLT 102. 

MLT 224 A Clinical Laboratory Practicum III - 5 cr. hrs/Spring
Students will rotate through the clinical departments of advanced hematology, chemistry, microbiology and immunohematology applying the knowledge & skills learned in the classroom. The students will be scheduled for three seven-hour days per week.
Prerequisite: Admission to MLT program, completion of MLT101, MLT 102, MLT222, MLT205, MLT206, MLT207 and MLT208 or courses in progress. 

MLT 224 B Clinical Laboratory Practicum IV - 5 cr. hrs/Summer II
A 10 week continuation of Clinical Laboratory Practicum III. Students will be scheduled for four seven-hour days per week.
Prerequisite: Admission to MLT program, completion of MLT101, MLT 102, MLT 204, MLT222, MLT205, MLT206, MLT207, MLT208 and MLT209.