Spring 2018 Class Schedule (EDC)



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MEDTEC 310    Introduction to Medical Laboratory Techniques and Skin Punctures    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUSTEC 307.1; For those for whom English is a second language, ENGRD 110 and ESLL 310 are recommended.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Folsom Lake College. Students must also provide documentation of Hepatitis B vaccination status before beginning this class, as students will be handling blood and body fluid specimens in all class sessions. Students will also be required to purchase their portion of the college's liability insurance policy.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course prepares students for a career in a medical laboratory. It fulfills the minimum requirement of 20 hours of didactic instruction in Basic Phlebotomy instruction as required by California Department of Public Health for a Medical Laboratory Technician. Students perform skin punctures, which is the penetration of the skin with a lancet to withdraw blood, on other students. Students learn about the ten most common laboratory tests, as well as the appropriate patient instructions for these specimen collections. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students may be required to provide their own transportation on a field trip.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 13-Mar 12

MW02:15PM-03:35PMLECN.Cherok-FennerEl Dorado EDC A10920095Textbook
MW03:45PM-05:05PMLABN.Cherok-FennerEl Dorado EDC A109
To enroll in MEDTEC classes, students must first gain admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician program. For more information please visit the
Medical Technician Program website.


MEDTEC 312    Phlebotomy Clinical Internship    2 Units

Prerequisite: MEDTEC 311 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: BUSTEC 307.1
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Folsom Lake College. Students must have met all background, drug, and immune checks set by the clinical affiliate.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC ; 81 hours LAB
Description: The student will spend at least 81 hours in a Clinical Internship at a medical laboratory performing 50 -100 venipunctures on patients from a variety of age groups and medical conditions. Administrative skills will also be practiced. The clinical internship is conducted as a non-paid laboratory experience and the student is required to attend the facility for the minimum required hours. Students must also adhere to all criteria for entry into the MLT Program including, but not limited to, passing drug, background, and immunology screens, their portion of the college's liability insurance, and personal health insurance. Students will be required to provide their own transportation to the partner health care facility which may be outside of the Sacramento region.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 16-Jun 30

TBATBALECN.Cherok-FennerEl Dorado EDCTBA 16662Textbook
TBATBALABN.Cherok-FennerEl Dorado EDCTBA
To enroll in MEDTEC classes, students must first gain admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician program. For more information please visit the
Medical Technician Program website.


MEDTEC 323    Clinical Chemistry    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program or program director approval
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces students to mathematical applications in the clinical laboratory, especially as applied to quality assurance, quality control and reporting of results. Also covered is the basic biochemistry of metabolism, including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and electrolytes, and the instrumentation used for their measurement. The study of endocrinology, enzyme function, therapeutic drugs, and blood gases will also be covered. Discussion topics will be correlated with applications in human medicine. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including safety glasses and a disposable gloves is required. Students must also provide documentation of current Tuberculosis clearance and Hepatitis B vaccination status, as blood and body fluid specimens will be processed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

T10:30AM-01:35PMLECW.MillerEl Dorado EDC C20216552Textbook
Th10:30AM-01:35PMLABW.MillerEl Dorado EDC A104
To enroll in MEDTEC classes, students must first gain admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician program. For more information please visit the
Medical Technician Program website.


MEDTEC 330    Hematology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program or program director approval
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 50 hours LEC ; 66 hours LAB
Description: This course provides an overview of human blood cell development and function. Hematological disorders and corresponding laboratory findings will also be addressed. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students must also provide documentation of current Tuberculosis clearance and Hepatitis B vaccination status, as blood and body fluid specimens will be processed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

M09:00AM-12:05PMLECP.PourvatanEl Dorado EDC A10516556Textbook
W09:00AM-12:35PMLABP.PourvatanEl Dorado EDC A104
To enroll in MEDTEC classes, students must first gain admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician program. For more information please visit the
Medical Technician Program website.


MEDTEC 360    Chemistry and Urinalysis Practicum    4 Units

Prerequisite: MEDTEC 323 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Folsom Lake College. Students must have met all background, drug, and immune checks set by the clinical affiliate.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 216 hours LAB
Description: This course provides a clinical laboratory experience in the chemistry department of a health care organization. Instrumentation and manual methods will be introduced. The clinical internship is conducted as a non-paid laboratory experience and the student is required to attend the facility for the minimum required hours. Emphasis will be placed on technique, accuracy and precision. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students must also adhere to all entry criteria for entry into the MLT Program including, but not limited to, passing drug, background, and immunology screens, their portion of the college's liability insurance, and personal health insurance. Students will be required to provide their own transportation to the partner health care facility which may be outside of the Sacramento region.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 16-Jun 30

TBATBALABJ.PedroEl Dorado EDCTBA 16666Textbook
To enroll in MEDTEC classes, students must first gain admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician program. For more information please visit the
Medical Technician Program website.


MEDTEC 361    Hematology and Hemostasis Practicum    4 Units

Prerequisite: MEDTEC 330 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Folsom Lake College. Students must have met all background, drug, and immune checks set by the clinical affiliate.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 216 hours LAB
Description: This course provides a clinical laboratory experience in the hematology department of a health care organization. Instrumentation and manual methods will be introduced. The clinical internship is conducted as a non-paid laboratory experience and the student is required to attend the facility for the minimum required hours. Emphasis will be placed on technique, accuracy and precision. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students must also adhere to all entry criteria for entry into the MLT Program including, but not limited to, passing drug, background, and immunology screens, their portion of the college's liability insurance, and personal health insurance. Students will be required to provide their own transportation to the partner health care facility which may be outside of the Sacramento region.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 16-Jun 30

TBATBALABJ.PedroEl Dorado EDCTBA 16668Textbook
To enroll in MEDTEC classes, students must first gain admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician program. For more information please visit the
Medical Technician Program website.


MEDTEC 362    Immunology and Immunohematology Practicum    3 Units

Prerequisite: MEDTEC 340 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Folsom Lake College. Students must have met all background, drug, and immune checks set by the clinical affiliate.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course provides a clinical laboratory experience in the immunology/immunohematology department of a health care facility. Instrumentation and manual methods will be introduced. The clinical internship is conducted as a non-paid laboratory experience and the student is required to attend the facility for the minimum required hours. Emphasis will be placed on technique, accuracy and precision as well as specimen receipt and evaluation, special handling procedures, and component processing in the transfusion service. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students must also provide documentation of Tuberculosis status & Hepatitis B vaccination status, as blood and body fluid specimens will be processed. Students must also adhere to all entry criteria for entry into the MLT Program including, but not limited to, passing drug, background, and immunology screens, their portion of the college's liability insurance, and personal health insurance. Students will be required to provide their own transportation to the partner health care facility which may be outside of the Sacramento region.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 16-Jun 30

TBATBALABJ.PedroEl Dorado EDCTBA 16670Textbook
To enroll in MEDTEC classes, students must first gain admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician program. For more information please visit the
Medical Technician Program website.


MEDTEC 363    Microbiology Practicum    4 Units

Prerequisite: MEDTEC 350 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Folsom Lake College. Students must have met all background, drug, and immune checks set by the clinical affiliate.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 216 hours LAB
Description: This course provides a clinical laboratory experience in the Microbiology department of a health care facility. Instrumentation and manual methods will be introduced. The clinical internship is conducted as a non-paid laboratory experience and the student is required to attend the facility for the minimum required hours. Emphasis will be placed on technique, accuracy and precision. Purchase of personal protective equipment, including a lab coat, safety glasses, and disposable gloves, is required. Students must also provide documentation of Tuberculosis status & Hepatitis B vaccination status, as blood and body fluid specimens will be processed. Students must also adhere to all entry criteria for entry into the MLT Program including, but not limited to, passing drug, background, and immunology screens, their portion of the college's liability insurance, and personal health insurance. Students will be required to provide their own transportation to the partner health care facility which may be outside of the Sacramento region.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 16-Jun 30

TBATBALABJ.PedroEl Dorado EDCTBA 16672Textbook
To enroll in MEDTEC classes, students must first gain admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician program. For more information please visit the
Medical Technician Program website.

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2017