Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 81
Program Start: Fall, Spring

Required Background Screenings to Participate in Clinicals

As a student in a health program at Hawkeye Community College you will be required to complete:

  • a criminal background check,
  • sex offender registry,
  • child abuse registry, and
  • dependent adult registry.

The outcome could possibly affect your opportunities to participate in the clinical setting.

Program Notes

  • Students must achieve a minimum "C" grade in all courses required to complete the program.

  • Applicants meeting the general admission requirements may take the courses below marked with an asterisk (*) prior to full acceptance to the Medical Laboratory Technology program.

2017–2018 Suggested Sequence of Study

The Medical Laboratory Technology program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student.

When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation/Degree Audit to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

General Education courses
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite. See the course description for more details.

Semester 1 – Fall
BIO163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 4 $711.00
CHM122 Introduction to General Chemistry 4 $711.00
MLT101 Introduction to Lab Science * 2 $380.50
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- 3 $533.25
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3 $533.25
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 $533.25

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Total Credits 16
Semester 2 – Spring
BIO113 General Biology II -OR- 4 $711.00
CHM132 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 4 $711.00
BIO186 Microbiology 4 $711.00
ENG105 Composition I 3 $533.25
HSC113 Medical Terminology * 2 $355.50
MLT103 Lab Mathematics * 3 $533.25
MLT120 Urinalysis * 3 $598.25

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Total Credits 19
Semester 3 – Summer
MLT110 Fundamental Lab Techniques * 3 $568.25
MLT130 Hematology * 3 $583.25
MLT250 Clinical Microbiology 4 $746.00

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Total Credits 10
Semester 4 – Fall
MLT230 Advanced Hematology * 3 $583.25
MLT233 Hemostasis and Thrombosis 2 $355.50
MLT240 Clinical Chemistry I 7 $1279.25
MLT252 Parasitology * 1 $177.75
MLT260 Immunohematology 4 $711.00
MLT270 Immunology and Serology 2 $355.50

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Total Credits 19
Semester 5 – Spring
MLT285 Clinical Practicum: Chemistry 4 $746.00
MLT287 Clinical Practicum: Hematology 4 $711.00
MLT288 Clinical Practicum: Microbiology 4 $811.00

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Total Credits 12
Semester 6 – Summer
MLT283 Clinical Practicum: Urinalysis 1 $177.75
MLT284 Clinical Practicum: Immunohematology 2 $355.50
MLT286 Clinical Practicum: Immunology and Serology 1 $177.75
MLT291 Lab Survey and Review 1 $242.75

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Total Credits 5

Course Cost Calculation:
2017–2018 resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
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Student Success Specialist: Pre-Health

Kay Wenzel
Grundy Hall 285
319-296-2329 ext.1063
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Student Success Specialist: Health Science

Vic Palmer
Grundy Hall 140
319-296-2329 ext.1481
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Pre-Health Advisor

Heidi Hudson
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-2329 ext.1079
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Program Advisor

Amy Kapanka
Cedar Falls Center 112
319-296-2329 ext.1357
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Dr. Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 173
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