Medical Laboratory Technician Recommended Degree Plan

Associate in Science

Prescribed Technical Program42-43
General Education39-45
Total Degree Credits81-88
Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterCredits
General Education Courses  
Arts & Humanities  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3
Communications I  
ENGL 110 College Composition I (Required) 3
Math, Science & Technology 1  
General Education Matrix (Math Elective) 3 3-4
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
General Education Matrix (Social & Behavioral Sciences courses) 3
Enrichment  
Enrichment Course Matrix 1
 Credits13-14
Spring Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
MLS 101 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science 1 1
Select one of the following: 3-4
Human Structure and Function 1,2  
Anatomy and Physiology I
and Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1,2
 
General Education Courses  
Arts & Humanities  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3
Communications II  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Professional Writing (Recommended)  
College Composition II  
Math, Science & Technology  
Select one of the following pairs: 4-5
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Lab 1
 
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab 1
 
 Credits14-16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
MLS 113 Urinalysis 1 1
MLS 115 Clinical Parasitology 1 1
General Education Courses  
Communications III  
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (Required) 3
Math, Science & Technology  
Select one of the following: 3-5
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lab 1
 
Introduction to Computers 1  
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology (Recommended) 3
Enrichment  
Enrichment Course Matrix 1
 Credits12-14
Spring Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
MLS 103 Phlebotomy 1 3
MLS 201 Immunology 1 4
MLS 225 Hematology 1 3
General Education Courses  
Math, Science & Technology  
BIOL 221
221L
Anatomy and Physiology II
and Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1,2
3-4
General Education Courses  
Math, Science & Technology  
MICR 202
202L
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Lab (Required) 1
3-4
 Credits16-18
Summer Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
MLS 205 Clinical Internship I 1 1
MLS 215 Clinical Internship II 1 2
MLS 235 Clinical Chemistry I 1 3
MLS 245 Clinical Microbiology I 1 3
 Credits9
3rd Year
Fall Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
MLS 236 Clinical Chemistry II 1 1
MLS 240 Immunohematology 1 3
MLS 246 Clinical Microbiology II 1 1
MLS 255 Clinical Internship III 1 12
 Credits17
 Total Credits81-88

At the time of the interview, students who expect to continue on to a four-year degree are counseled to take the two-semester Anatomy and Physiology series BIOL 220/BIOL 220L and BIOL 221/BIOL 221L as well as the CHEM 116/CHEM 116L pair, whereas students who  plan not to continue beyond the Associate degree are presented with a second option to take MLS 100 and CSCI 101 rather than BIOL 220/BIOL 220L, BIOL 221/BIOL 221L and CHEM 116/CHEM 116L, respectively.

Students who plan to pursue a four-year degree in Medical Lab Science may also choose to take CHEM 121 and CHEM 116 rather than the CHEM 115 and CHEM 116 series.

Diversity requirement - 3 semester hours.  Course(s) used to fulfill a General Education requirement can be used to meet the Diversity requirement.  This can be satisfied with the Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences area.

College Degree Requirements

General Education & Diversity Course Matrix Requirements