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Medical Laboratory Assistant New

20-513-3 Certificate (C) 16 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

This unique program trains you to be part of the clinical laboratory team. You’ll be collecting, labeling and processing specimens, recording information, as well as maintaining equipment. As a medical laboratory assistant, you’ll be helping medical laboratory technicians prepare and analyze physical specimens.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Medical Terminology
    10-501-101
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10501101
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.

  • Culture of Healthcare
    10-501-104
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10501104
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces the culture of healthcare for students interested in working in various healthcare settings. Learners examine professionalism, interpersonal and written communication skills, problem-solving skills and patient privacy and confidentiality issues as they relate to healthcare.

  • Body Structure and Function
    10-501-153
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10501153
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces the basic normal anatomy and physiology of the human body essential for nursing practice. Medical terminology is introduced and plays a significant role in the course. Medical Terminology (10-501-101) is recommended but not required.

  • Basic Lab Skills
    10-513-110
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10513110
    • Credits: 1.00

    This course explores health career options and the fundamental principles and procedures performed in the clinical laboratory. You will utilize medical terminology and basic laboratory equipment. You will follow required safety and infection control procedures and perform simple laboratory tests.

    Coreq: Active in Medical Lab Tech plan, QA Lab Math 10513113, Phlebotomy 10513111, AND Gen A&P 10806177; OR active in Phlebotomy/Med Lab Asst CERT
  • Phlebotomy
    10-513-111
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10513111
    • Credits: 2.00

    This course provides opportunities for learners to perform routine venipuncture, routine capillary puncture and special collection procedures.

    Coreq: Active in Medical Lab Tech plan, Basic Lab Skills 10513110, AND QA Lab Math 10513113; OR Coreq: Active in Phlebotomy/Med Lab Asst CERT, AND Basic Lab Skills 10513110
  • QA Lab Math
    10-513-113
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10513113
    • Credits: 1.00

    This course focuses on performing the mathematical calculations routinely used in laboratory settings. You will explore the concepts of quality control and quality assurance in the laboratory.

    Coreq: Active in Medical Lab Tech plan OR Medical Lab Asst CERT
  • Advanced Lab Skills
    10-513-117
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10513117
    • Credits: 2.00

    Explores principles and hands on procedures performed in the clinical laboratory. You will perform quality control and utilize basic laboratory equipment to perform patient laboratory testing.

    Prereq: Basic Lab Skills 10513110; Coreq: Phlebotomy 10513111
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant Clinical
    10-513-118
    3Credit
    126
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 126
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10513118
    • Credits: 3.00

    Learn to prepare blood specimen collection and specimen processing in a clinical setting.

    Coreq: Advanced Lab Skills 10513117
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