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Associate of Applied Science - Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)

 

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The two-year Associate of Applied Science Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) degree, housed in the Advanced Technology Center in Mexico, Missouri, provides theoretical information and practical training to prepare a person to function competently in most areas of medical laboratories. MLT clinical courses may only be taken after students have successfully completed prerequisite courses.

The Medical Laboratory Technician courses include a theoretical component plus experience in clinical situations such as in hospital laboratories and private laboratories.

Course Semester Hours Milestone
  First Semester - Fall
   
 BIO205 Human Anatomy 4  BIO205
 LAL101  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 MTH140  ^College Algebra 3  MTH140
 PHY121  ^General Chemistry I 5  
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
    16  
 
  Second Semester - Spring)
Must Apply to MLT Program
   
 BIO206  ^Microbiology** 4  
 BIO209  ^Physiology** 4  
 HSC171  Medical Terminology 3  
   Humanities (PHI152 Introduction to Ethics Recommended) 3  
    14  
 
  Summer Semester
   
 HST105 or
 PSC105
 American History to 1865 or
 Functions & Policies of American Government
3  
 MLT150  ^Lab Methods and Management (with lab) 3  
    6  
 
  Third Semester - Fall
   
 MLT210  Immunology (with clinicals) 2  
 MLT230  Urinalysis and Body Fluids (with clinicals) 2  
 MLT250  Hematology (with clinicals) 5  
 MLT260  Phlebotomy (with clinicals) 2  
 MLT290  Parasitology, Mycology and Virology 1  
 MLT291  Clinical Hematology Practicum 2  
    15  
 
  Fourth Semester - Spring
   
 MLT220  Clinical Chemistry (with clinicals) 5  
 MLT270  Immunohematology (with clinicals) 4  
 MLT280  Clinical Microbiology 5  
    14  
 
  Second Summer Semester
   
 MLT292  Clinical Chemistry Practicum 2  
 MLT293  Clinical Microbiology Practicum 2  
 MLT294  Immunohematology Practicum 2  
    6  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 70  

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

**Physiology and Microbiology must be repeated if completed five years or more before the date of entry into the program.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

Note: Fall and Spring semesters are 16 weeks in length; Summer semester is 8 weeks.

To successfully complete an MLT course, students must achieve a minimum score of 78% or "C" in both the didactic and clinical components.

Prior to clinical experience, a physical examination, current drug test, program-required inoculations, and a TB test are required. Students are responsible for the cost of these as well as the cost of background checks.

A significant portion of the MLT program involves experience in affiliate laboratories. Students are expected to provide their own transportation to clinical sites. Affiliate laboratories are located throughout Central and Northeast Missouri.

 

Web Development Certificate of Specialization

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The Internet provides the portal for doing business today. Web programmers and developers are in high demand. The Certificate of Specialization in Web Development trains web specialists in languages congruent to up-to-date web technology. Visual Basic, C#, Java and PHP all have web capabilities. Individuals also learn SQL, a database query language used in database management. Concepts using web server technology are delivered through Linux and Windows courses. Completion of this certificate may allow a student to gain employment and work part-time in a web development setting while continuing either the Computer Information Technology 32 credit hour certificate or AAS degree.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

Course Required Courses
Hours Milestone*
 CIT135  ^Object Oriented Programming I 3  
 CIT145  Web Design I 3  
   Directed Electives (See Below) 3  
 GRA102  Graphics Software 3  
 GRA225  Digital-Multimedia Development 3  
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
     16  
 
  Directed Electives (select one course)
   
 CIT201  ^Relational Database Systems 3  
 CIT245  ^Web Design II 3  
 CIT251  ^Object Oriented Programming II 3  
 GRA235  ^Product Design 3  
 MKT105  Principles of Marketing 3  
 
  Total Hours for Certificate of Specialization 16  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the certificate of specialization in a timely manner. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

Networking Certificate of Specialization

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Networks and computer networking drive the speed of business. The demand for information in the global economy requires consistent and robust network connectivity. Networking professionals provide this ever-increasing need. MACC offers a path to this exciting career focus through our nationally recognized Cisco Academy. In two semesters an individual can prepare to become a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Completion of this certificate may allow a student to gain employment and work part-time in an IT networking setting while continuing either the Computer Information Technology 32 credit hour certificate or AAS degree.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

Course Required Courses
Hours Milestone*
 CIT106  IT Essentials 3  
 CIT150  Linux Administration I 3  
 CIT152  Introduction to Networks 3  
 CIT153  ^Routing and Switching Essentials 3  
 CIT201  ^Relational Database Systems 3  
 CIT238  ^Windows Server Management 3  
 
  Total Hours for Certificate of Specialization 18  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the certificate of specialization in a timely manner. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

Systems Administration Certificate of Specialization

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System Administrators keep information systems running. The demand for highly skilled IT professionals knowledgeable of system administration is essential to doing business in today's world. The Certificate of Specialization in System Administration offers a path to this exciting career focus through course work in Windows Server management, Linux Administration I and II, and Network Security. Completion of this certificate may allow a student to gain employment and work part-time in an IT setting while continuing either the Computer Information Technology 32 credit hour certificate or AAS degree.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

Course Required Courses
Hours Milestone*
 CIT106  IT Essentials 3  
 CIT150  Linux Administration I 3  
 CIT238  ^Windows Server Management I 3  
 CIT239  ^Windows Server Management II 3  
 CIT250  ^Linux Administration II 3  
 CIT255  ^Cyber Security 3  
 
  Total Hours for Certificate of Specialization 18  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the certificate of specialization in a timely manner. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

Early Learning Assistant Certificate of Specialization

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The Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization prepares Early Learning Assistant graduates to support children and families by providing responsive care and quality education under the supervision of Early Childhood teachers in childcare, Head Start, Early Head Start, and public school programs. Completion of this certificate may allow a student to gain employment in the field and work part-time while continuing either the Early Childhood Education 32 credit hour certificate or AAS degree.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

Course Required Courses
Hours Milestone*
   Directed Electives (See Below) 3  
 ECE110  Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3  
 ECE120  Nutrition, Safety and Health 3  
 ECE130  Essentials of Infant/Toddler Care 3  
 ECE140  >Play as Learning 3  
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
     16  
 
  Directed Electives
(select one lab* course and one assessment** coursed)
   
 *ECE150  >^CDA Seminar 2  
 *ECE160  ^Beginning Lab in Infant/Toddler Settings 2  
 *ECE170  ^Beginning Lab in Preschool 2  
 **ECE165  ^Assessment in Early Childhood I 1  
 **ECE175  ^Assessment in Early Childhood II 1  
 
  Total Hours for Certificate of Specialization 16  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the certificate of specialization in a timely manner. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

>Articulation Credit from secondary programs or credit-by-credential with a current CDA.

**A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all required Early Childhood Education courses (prefix "ECE") to earn an AAS or Certificate in Early or an Early Learning Assistant Certificate.

***Virtual course delivery is available for all "ECE" classes required in this degree program and for many other required classes. Talk to your program advisor to learn which courses are offered in the virtual delivery format.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).