Medical Laboratory Technology

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MLT 80 INTRODUCTION TO THE CLINICAL LABORATORY PROFESSION 1 Unit Grade only. [Corequisite: MLT 90, 100, 101, and 110. Limitation on Enrollment: Enrollment is limited to those students in the Medical Laboratory Technician Program. Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Introduces functions and duties of a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), and compares and contrasts these duties to the Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS). Emphasizes the clinical laboratory safety issues, regulatory agencies, infection control policies, and professional responsibilities relative to other departments of healthcare. [D]
MLT 80 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81082 MLT 80 76 07:30PM-08:20PM M 7210 Bajet,Ronald 18 4*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
MLT 90 CLINICAL URINALYSIS AND BODY FLUIDS 1 Unit Grade only. [Corequisite: MLT 80, 90L, 100, 101, and 110. Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Introduces various properties and constituents of urine and body fluids via on hands learning. Emphasizes interpretation and handling of urine and body fluid specimens. Includes examination of urine and body fluids physically, chemically and microscopically, and compares these clinical values to health and disease. [D]
MLT 90 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81083 MLT 90 76 06:30PM-07:20PM TH 7216 Salah,Hala 18 15*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
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MLT 90L CLINICAL URINALYSIS AND BODY FLUIDS LAB ORATORY 0.5 Units Grade only. [Corequisite: MLT 90. Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Introduces various techniques and safety procedures in clinical urinalysis. Emphasizes examination of urine and body fluids. [D]
MLT 90L Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81084 MLT 90L 76 07:30PM-08:45PM TH 7206 Salah,Hala 18 14*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
MLT 100 CLINICAL HEMATOLOGY 3 Units Grade only. [Corequisite: MLT 80, 90, 100L, 101, and 110. Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Introduces the origin of the various types of blood cells with emphasis on the red and white blood cells. Includes human hematological disorders and classification based on clinical laboratory findings. [D; CSU]
MLT 100 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81074 MLT 100 76 04:30PM-05:45PM MW 7216 Jurgensmeier,Lawrence 18 15*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
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MLT 100L HEMATOLOGY LABORATORY 1 Unit Grade only. [Corequisite: MLT 100. Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Introduces various techniques and safety procedures used in the clinical hematology laboratory. Emphasizes morphology and the identification of common human blood cells. [D; CSU]
MLT 100L Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81075 MLT 100L 76 06:00PM-07:15PM MW 7206 Jurgensmeier,Lawrence 18 15*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
MLT 101 CLINICAL COAGULATION 1 Unit Grade only. [Corequisite: MLT 80, 90, 100, 101L, and 110. Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Provides an overview of the homeostatic process, diseases, and laboratory evaluations. [D]
MLT 101 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81076 MLT 101 76 04:30PM-05:20PM F 7216 Jurgensmeier,Lawrence 18 15*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
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MLT 101L CLINICAL COAGULATION LABORATORY 0.5 Units Grade only. [Corequisite: MLT 101. Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Introduces the various techniques and safety procedures used in the clinical coagulation laboratory. Emphasizes platelet function tests, and intrinsic and extrinsic clotting pathway testing. [D; CSU]
MLT 101L Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81077 MLT 101L 76 05:30PM-06:45PM F 7206 Jurgensmeier,Lawrence 18 15*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
MLT 110 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY I 3 Units Grade only. [MLT 80, 90, 100, 101, and 110L. Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Provides theoretical, fundamental, basic instrumentation methodologies, and includes practical concepts associated with testing procedures used in the clinical chemistry laboratory. Includes important characteristics and relevance of electrolytes and trace metals including their relationship to acid base balance. [D; CSU]
MLT 110 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81078 MLT 110 76 04:30PM-06:20PM TH 7216   18 15*
    04:30PM-05:20PM T 7216 Gurfinkiel,Myrna    
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
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MLT 110L CLINICAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY 1 Unit Grade only. [Corequisite: MLT 110. Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Introduces general laboratory principles and specific basic instrumentation methodologies used in clinical chemistry analysis. Reviews laboratory math and a reintroduction to quality control and quality assurance. Emphasizes variables of the preanalytical phase, characteristics important to quality lab technique, and safety. [D; CSU]
MLT 110L Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81079 MLT 110L 76 05:30PM-08:20PM T 7206 Gurfinkiel,Myrna 18 14*
HIGHER ED CENTER, NATIONAL CITY - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
MLT 121 CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY PRACTICUM 5 Units Grade only. [Prerequisite: MLT 120 and 120L, or equivalent. Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Introduces clinical laboratory practice and experience in the department of microbiology. Emphasizes technique, accuracy, and precision. Includes instrumentation as well as bench and manual methods. [D; CSU]
MLT 121 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
85572 MLT 121 E3 05:00PM-05:50PM W 7214 Nunez,Luis 14 16*
HIGHER ED CENTER - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 11/20/2013
Five hours 10 minutes to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
MLT 131 CLINICLA IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNOHEMATOLOG Y PRACTICUM 4 Units Grade only. [Prerequisite: MLT 130 and 130L, or equivalent. Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.] Introduces clinical laboratory practice and experience in the department of serology and blood banking. Emphasizes technique, accuracy, and precision. Includes the introduction of different instrumentation as well as bench and manual methods. [D; CSU]
MLT 131 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
85573 MLT 131 E3 06:00PM-06:50PM W TBA Nunez,Luis 14 16*
HIGHER ED CENTER - EVENING
Begins: 8/20/2013 Ends: 11/20/2013
Four hours 15 minutes to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM

Total Courses: 11 Total Sections: 11
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