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MLAB 1101 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MLAB or BITC student or approval of instructor.
Course Description: An introduction to medical laboratory science, structure, equipment, and philosophy. (3 Lab.)


NOTE: HPRS 1204, 1271, 1202, 2300, 2231, 2201 are all health occupations core curriculum courses. These courses are listed and described in a separate section of the college catalog: Health Occupations Core Curriculum.


MLAB 1167 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum ( or Field Experience)- Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MLAB 1335 with a minimum grade of "C."
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (8 Ext.)


MLAB 1335 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Immunology/Serology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Medical Laboratory Technology Program or Biotechnology program.
Course Description: An introduction to the theory and application of basic immunology, including the immune response, principles of antigen-antibody reactions, and the principles of serological procedures as well as quality control, quality assurance, and safety. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


MLAB 1415 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Hematology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Medical Laboratory Technology Program with completion of BIOL 2401 or BIOL 1470 and ENGL 1301.
Course Description: The study of blood cells in normal and abnormal conditions. Instruction in the theory and practical application of hematology procedures, including quality control, quality assurance, safety, manual and/or automated methods as well as blood cell maturation sequences, and normal and abnormal morphology with associated diseases. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


MLAB 2266 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)- Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MLAB 1415 and MLAB 2501 with a minimum grade of "C."
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (17 Ext.)


MLAB 2267 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)- Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of MLAB 2331 and MLAB 2434 with a minimum grade of "C".
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (17 Ext.)


MLAB 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Immunohematology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Medical Laboratory Technology Program.
Course Description: A study of blood antigens and antibodies. Presents quality control, basic laboratory technique and safety. Includes the principles, procedures and clinical significance of test results in genetics, blood group systems, pre-transfusion testing, adverse effects of transfusions, donor selection and components, and hemolytic disease of the newborn. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


MLAB 2337 (3 Credit Hours) New course added March 28, 2012
Offered at ECC

Molecular Diagnostic Techniques
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the theory and laboratory techniques in molecular biology with an emphasis on molecular diagnostic techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


MLAB 2434 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Microbiology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Medical Laboratory Technology Program.
Course Description: Instruction in the theory, practical application, and pathogenesis of clinical microbiology, including collection, quality control, quality assurance, safety, setup, identification, susceptibility testing, and reporting results. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


MLAB 2501 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Clinical Chemistry
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Medical Laboratory Technology Program.
Course Description: An introduction to the principles, procedures, physiological basis, and significance of testing performed in Clinical Chemistry. Includes quality control, reference values, and safety. (4 Lec., 4 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.