Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Sally S. Lewis, Head

Schaffer Building

1501 Enderly Place

Fort Worth, Texas 76104

from campus: 7-0221

from off campus (817) 926-1101

Assistant Professors: Gunter, Lewis, Mitchell, Murray

Instructor: Reyes, Smith

        The Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences offers one degree/ certificate program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science and two degree/ certificate programs leading to Associate of Applied Science degrees in Histotechnology and Medical Laboratory Technology.

        The fourth year of the Clinical Laboratory Science degree/certificate program is completed at the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Terrell School of Medical Technology, located in Fort Worth, Texas. The certificate program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The Department consists of a teaching center and twelve clinical affiliates. The teaching center is housed in the Schaffer Medical Technology Building in Fort Worth, which consists of four lecture rooms, four laboratories, a computer lab, and a library. The thirteen clinical affiliates include: Arlington Memorial Hospital, Baylor-All Saints Medical Center, Baylor University Medical Center, Carter Blood Care, Cooks – Fort Worth Children’s Hospital, Harris Methodist Fort Worth, Harris Methodist HEB, Harris Methodist Southwest, Huguley Memorial Hospital, John Peter Smith Hospital of the Tarrant County Hospital District, Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas, Medical Center of Arlington, and Plaza Medical Center. A continuous 16-month professional laboratory curriculum is offered, totaling 54 semester hours, with 10 months in the teaching center and 6 months in the clinical affiliate.

        Sixteen students are admitted to the certification program in early January and July of each year, with application deadlines of the preceding September 1 and March 1, respectively. Admission is on a competitive basis. An overall minimum GPA of 2.5/4.00, with a minimum of 2.8 in science and math, is necessary. NAACLS specifies that prerequisite college courses and numbers of credits required shall be those necessary to ensure admission of individuals prepared for the educational program. Prerequisite content area includes general chemistry, organic and/or biochemistry, general biological sciences, microbiology, and mathematics. Survey courses do not qualify as fulfillment of chemistry and biological science prerequisites. Remedial mathematics courses will not satisfy the mathematics requirements.

Prerequisites for a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science:

Biological Sciences  

Freshman Biology  

8 hours

Microbiology    

4 hours

Immunology 

4 hours

Physiology

4 hours
Chemistry  

Freshman Chemistry    

8 hours

Organic Chemistry  

4 hours

Biochemistry 

3 hours
Mathematics (6 hours minimum)  

College Algebra  

3 hours

Trigonometry  

3 hours
Physics 8 hours
English 12 hours
U.S. History 6 hours
Political Science (Texas and National)  6 hours
Communications   3 hours
Electives  6 hours
Health Education  3 hours

        Students entering the program from other universities must fulfill the degree requirements of their institution, and that institution must provide a statement of the acceptance of the 54 hours awarded by Tarleton State University for graduation requirements. By special arrangement prior to entrance, students may elect to receive the degree from their original college or university or from Tarleton State University.

        Students who have already obtained a baccalaureate degree may also enter the program, provided they have met the NAACLS minimum requirements in biology, chemistry, and math.

        Successful completion of courses will be determined with the maintenance of a grade of C or better in lecture and laboratory courses. All students are admitted on a probationary status and progressive academic achievement must be maintained.

        Upon successful completion of the certificate program, the Bachelor of Science degree may also be awarded. The student is also eligible to challenge national board/credential examinations offered by various professional associations. For further information concerning the Clinical Laboratory Science program, contact:

Patricia A Smith, MT Advisor

Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

1501 Enderly Place

Fort Worth, TX 76104

phone (817) 926-1101

pasmith@tarleton.edu

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

   

  Semester Hours

University Core Curriculum                                                                             

See p. 40 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

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Courses Required for BS in Clinical Laboratory Science  
BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 3854, 4604, 4743 (or CHEM 4743) 
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CLS 4141, 4151, 4161, 4242, 4251, 4262, 4271, 4281, 4342, 4351, 4362, 4371, 4381, 4442, 4451, 4462, 4471, 4481, 4511, 4521, 4641, 4651, 4661, 4671, 4741, 4751, 4762, 4771, 4782, 4791, 4821, 4931, 4922, 4932, 4942, 49521           

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CHEM 1054,2 1084,2 2014   
12
PHYS 1044, 1054  
8
MATH 1093  
3
ENGL 2303  
3

1 See p. 275 for CLS course descriptions.
2 Meets core curriculum lab science requirement.

Additional Courses Required for CLS/MT Certification

In addition to the 48 hours of CLS courses required for the BS degree, certification requires an additional 6 hours including CLS 5022, 5042, and 5062.

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN HISTOTECHNOLOGY

        The A.A.S. in Histotechnology requires a total of 69-72 credit hours consisting of 32-35 credit hours of core curriculum and technical prerequisites, and 37 credit hours of technical program courses. Prerequisite courses may be taken at the university or any one of the thirteen consortium community colleges. (See Health Care Education Consortium) The sophomore courses comprising the technical program will be taken in Fort Worth at the Schaffer Building and affiliated clinical hospital sites. Upon successful completion of the 69-72 hour program, students are eligible for the A. A.S Degree in Histotechnology awarded from Tarleton State University.

        This program is applying for new program accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).  After successful completion of the program students are eligible for the HT exam administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Registry.

Prerequisite Courses for Histotechnology and Medical Laboratory Technology, Including Core Curriculum

These prerequisite courses may be taken at the university or any Texas Community College. Common academic course numbers are in parenthesis.

Prefix

Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

BIOL*

and

BIOL

2194 (2401)

2204 (2402)

Anatomy and Physiology I

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

4

or

     

BIOL *

and

BIOL*

1204 (1411)

1214 (1413)

General Biology I

General Biology II

(4)

(4)

CHEM**

and

Allied Health or Science

Elective

1014 (1405)

XXXX

Introduction to Applied Chemistry

4

1-4

or

     

CHEM**

and

CHEM**

1054 (1411)

1084 (1412)

General Chemistry I

General Chemistry II

(4)

(4)

BIOL

2034 (2421)

Microbiology

4

ENGL

1113 (1301)

English Composition

3

PSY

1013 (2013)

Introduction to Psychology

3

COMS

1013

1023

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Or Public Speaking

3

   

Humanities and Fine Arts Elective

3

MATH

1073 (1314)

College Algebra  or higher

3

   

Total

32-35 Hours

*     Students must take either BIOL 2194 and 2204 or BIOL 1204 and 1214 (Take BIOL 1204 and 1214 if you have plans to articulate for BS degree)
**   Students must take either CHEM 1014 and an allied health/science elective or 1054 and 1084 (Take CHEM 1054 and 1084 if you have plans to articulate for BS degree)

Acceptance into the Histotechnology and Medical Laboratory Technology programs is on a competitive basis through an evaluation based on letters of recommendation and academic performance. Students must successfully complete core curriculum and technical prerequisites before the start of the technical program in Fort Worth. Applications may be obtained on the university Clinical Laboratory Sciences website at www.tarleton.edu/~clinlab/. Students are accepted into the program three times a year to begin in either August, January or June. Application deadlines are listed on the application.

Required Histotechnology Courses to be taken in Fort Worth and affiliated clinical sites:

First Semester: A student must enroll in the following courses during their first semester whether it is Fall, Spring or Summer term.

HLAB 28211     Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciences 1
HLAB 2954  Clinical Histotechnology I   4

Second Semester: A student must enroll in the following courses during their second semester whether it is Fall, Spring or Summer term.

HLAB 2964  Clinical Histotechnology II  4

                                                         

Fall Semester:

HLAB 2144   Introduction to Histotechnology    4
HLAB 2154 Histotechnology I           4

Spring Semester:

HLAB 2244  Functional Histology II      4
HLAB 2254  Histotechnology II  4

Summer Semester:

HLAB 2343 Functional Histology I     3
HLAB 2353  Histotechnology III    3

Final Semester: A student must enroll in the following courses during their final semester whether it is Fall, Spring or Summer term.

HLAB 2852   Capstone Cases and Review 2
HLAB 2974 Clinical Histotechnology III 4
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1 See p 331 for HLAB course descriptions.

Students entering with an associates or baccalaureate degree must have the following prerequisites:

Biology: 12 hours including Microbiology
Chemistry: 4 hours
Math: 3 hours
English: 3 hours

Glenda Hoye , HT, BS, HT Program Director

Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

1501 Enderly Place

Fort Worth, Texas 76104

817-926-1101

hoye@tarleton.edu

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

        The A.A.S. in Medical Laboratory Technology requires a total of 69-72 credit hours consisting of 32-35 credit hours of core curriculum and technical prerequisites, and 37 credit hours of technical program courses. Prerequisite courses may be taken at the university or any one of the thirteen consortium community colleges. (See Health Care Education Consortium) The sophomore courses comprising the technical program will be taken in Fort Worth at the Schaffer Building and affiliated clinical hospital sites. Upon successful completion of the 69-72 hour program, students are eligible for the A..A.S Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology awarded from Tarleton State University.

        This program is applying for new accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). After successful completion of the program students are eligible for the MLT exam administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Registry.

Acceptance into the Histotechnology and Medical Laboratory Technology programs is on a competitive basis through an evaluation based on letters of recommendation and academic performance. Students must successfully complete core curriculum and technical prerequisites before the start of the technical program in Fort Worth. Applications may be obtained on the university Clinical Laboratory Sciences website at www.tarleton.edu/~clinlab. Students are accepted into the program three times a year to begin in either August, January or June. Application deadlines are listed on the application.

Prerequisite Courses Including Core Curriculum:

        See A.A.S in Histotechnology (32-35 credit hours)

Required Medical Laboratory Technology Courses to be taken in Fort Worth and affiliated clinical sites: (37 credit, hours)

First Semester:

MLAB 28211  Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science 1

Fall Semester:

MLAB 2643  Introduction to Immunology/Serology  1
MLAB 2444  Introduction to Immunohematology    2
MLAB 2744 Laboratory Operations         4
MLAB 2941  MLT Practicum I  1

 Spring Semester:

MLAB 2765 Introduction to Clinical Chemistry   5
MLAB 2244  Introduction to Hematology  4
MLAB 2282 Coagulation 2
MLAB 2951   MLT Practicum II 1

Summer Semester:                           

MLAB 2345  Introduction to Medical Microbiology  5
MLAB 2142 Introduction to Urinalysis   2
MLAB 2931 MLT Practicum III 1

 Final Session:

MLAB 2922 MLT Practicum IV   2
MLAB 2852 Advanced Topics and Capstone Review  2

1 See p. 359 for MLAB course descriptions.

Students entering with an associates or baccalaureate degree must have the following prerequisites:

Biology: 12 hours including Microbiology
Chemistry: 4 hours
Math: 3 hours
English: 3 hours

Dr. Lynda Gunter, MLT Advisor

Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

1501 Enderly Place

Fort Worth, Texas 76104

817-926-1101

gunter@tarleton.edu