Catalog: 2017–2018 Catalog Year

Course Descriptions

Laboratory Technician (LTE)

Nursing and Allied Health Division

LTE 101: Fundamental Phlebotomy

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: Vaccinations and major health insurance required. See requirements to LTE under the Nursing and Allied Health division.

Provides knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic collection, identification, and preservation of blood samples as applied to venipuncture techniques. Incorporates finger stick procedures and patient contact methodologies carried out within the ethical, legal and professional boundaries of the roles. Successful completion of LTE 102 is required to sit for national certification examinations offered through a variety of certifying organizations, including the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

LTE 102: Applied Phlebotomy

Units (Credits): 3–3.5; Prerequisites: LTE 101 or LTE 110 with C or better, and 20 successful draws performed in a WNC laboratory setting in LTE 101. Vaccinations and major medical insurance. See Nursing and Allied Health Division student requirements for LTE.

Provides 100 hours of clinical phlebotomy experience (3.5 unit course) or 68 hours of clinical phlebotomy (3 unit course) to apply knowledge and skills learned in LTE 101 or LTE 110 respectively. Under the guidance of a laboratory technician preceptor, students enrolled in 3.5 units will perform a minimum of 100 successful, documented blood draws with patients across the lifespan (except infants and toddlers). Students enrolled in 3 units will perform 60 successful, documented blood draws with patients across the lifespan (excluding infants and toddlers). Upon successful completion with a grade of C or better, students are eligible to sit for a national certification examination offered through a variety of certifying organizations, including the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

LTE 110: Techniques of Venipuncture

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: current health information and current major medical health insurance (card required). See Nursing and Allied Health web site for further information.

Provides the student the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the collection, identification, and preservation of specimens as applied to venipuncture techniques. The course includes medical terminology, ethics, fingerstick procedures, and patient contact methods. Emphasizes the role of the venipuncturist in a modern health care delivery system.

Latin (LAT)

Liberal Arts Division

LAT 101: Introductory Latin

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers the language and culture of the ancient Romans and explore Latin's relevance as the base of Romance languages and as a major branch of English. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.



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