Lab Tech Courses, Classes and Training Overview

Lab tech training programs provide specialized courses that teach the skills used in the clinical laboratory, such as point of care testing, vital sign analysis, hematology, clinical chemistry and phlebotomy procedures. Courses in biology, chemistry, microbiology and mathematics are required for higher levels of employment. The courses outlined below are some of those required as part of training programs to become both laboratory technicians and laboratory technologists.

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List of Lab Tech Courses

Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science

Students in this introductory course become familiar with the clinical lab techniques for working in a medical, biological or chemical laboratory. Safety procedures are explained, and students receive an overview of immunology, hematology, clinical chemistry, phlebotomy, molecular pathology and body fluid analysis. By the end of the course, students should be competent in the use of lab equipment and solutions, including standard safety and cleanup processes.

Basic Hematology

This lecture and lab course introduces students to the hematopoietic (blood cellular) system. Topics include hematocrit and reticulocyte determinations, hemoglobin and blood cell counting. Erythrocyte and leukocyte disorders are covered as well as blood and bone marrow cellular morphology.

Immunology and Immunohematology

Immunology is the study of the immune system; immunohematology is the field of study concerned with the antigen-antibody reactions in the human body. Students become familiar with immunodeficiency diseases, concepts in immunology and autoimmune disorders. Human blood group systems, donor selection, antibody screening and blood bank procedures are also covered through a lecture as well as the laboratory unit.

Animal Biology

This combination lecture and lab course is part of a bachelor's degree program in clinical or medical technology. The curriculum addresses the anatomy, diversity, physiology, morphology and evolution of animals. The lab unit involves the dissection of preserved animal species.

Human Physiology

As part of the Bachelor of Science program in laboratory technology, this course provides a basic overview of cell structure and the function and regulation of the organ systems of the human body. This course covers the musculoskeletal, respiratory, circulatory, immune, reproductive, urinary, digestive and endocrine systems. Hormonal and neural homeostatic control mechanisms are addressed, as well as the way in which the body maintains homeostasis.

Training Programs

Students who complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in clinical or medical laboratory technology at a community college or earn a certificate in laboratory technology from a hospital or vocational school are qualified for entry-level employment as laboratory technicians. A Bachelor of Science degree program in medical or clinical laboratory technology provides additional education in the sciences and general education areas. Students earning a B.S. may become employed at the level of laboratory technologist.

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