2011 - 2012 General Catalogue 
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2011 - 2012 General Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Professional Program, Clinical Laboratory Technician

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Pre-Professional Program

UWA has a linkage program in cooperation with Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama, in various fields of allied health. Students complete academic course work at UWA, then apply to transfer to the professional phase of the program at Wallace State Community College. Students completing the program will be awarded the associate degree from Wallace State. Acceptance into the clinical phase is on a competitive basis as students throughout the state compete for available positions. Students should see UWA Health Linkage Coordinator for additional information.

All associate degree programs at Wallace State require completion of the following courses at UWA with a grade of “C” or higher in each course counted toward the degree:

Total: 32 hours


  • Additional courses are required by each allied health field. These courses along with total semester hour requirement and description are given below for each of the allied health fields.

Clinical Laboratory Technician

The associate degree Clinical Laboratory Technician Program is designed to provide education and training in the basic sciences and in the performance of laboratory procedures used by physicians to assist them in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders.

Graduates of the program are able to perform a variety of chemical and biological analysis on blood and other specimens using established standards and methods. Medical laboratory technicians are skilled in hematology, microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, immunohematology, and other laboratory procedures. Job opportunities are found in hospital laboratories, physicians’ offices, and other laboratory facilities.

Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the National MLT Certification Examination.

Additional courses:

Total: 31 hours

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