Specimen Processing (SP.S.STC)

18.0 Credit Hours

The Specimen Processing certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the clinical laboratory setting performing specimen collection, quality assurance and other techniques fundamental to specimen processing. The program is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of medical terminology, lab rules and regulations, and universal precautions for a clinical laboratory.

Program Outcomes

  • Describe careers available in the laboratory field, definitions of licensure, certification, registration and accreditation, as well as the major routine laboratory tests in Blood Banking, Hematology, Chemistry, Immunology, Microbiology and Urinalysis.
  • Describe quality assurance procedures, components of a quality plan, controls, validation, proficiency testing and significance of accuracy, precision, sensitivity, specificity, types and sources of errors in the clinical laboratory, corrective action and preventive action.
  • Describe universal precautions, hazards encountered in the clinical laboratory, biosafety, radiation safety and the compliance standards of regulatory agencies.

Curriculum

ALH 1101: Introduction to Healthcare Delivery View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
ALH 1113: Clinical Phlebotomy View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
ALH 1114: Clinical Phlebotomy Practice View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
ALH 1115: Specimen Processing View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
BIO 1107: Human Biology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
BTN 1120: Laboratory Safety & Regulatory Compliance View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
HIM 1101: Medical Terminology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
Course Option: COM 2211 OR{ COM 2206 OR COM 2225} 3 credit hours
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