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The college catalog contains general information about the college, including its history, mission statement and policies. It also has information on admissions, registration, financial aid, along with requirements for all of our degree and certificate programs. The catalog is your guide to the school, and we encourage you to check it out if you have any general questions about the college or any process you need carried out while attending New River.

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First Year Experience- FYE

First Year Experience (FYE) at New River Community and Technical College is designed to enhance your experience during the first year of college.New River CTC is dedicated to your success through establishing a set of first year classes on each of our campuses which groups together freshman in the same general education classes.Each campus has a FYE Campus Guide who will provide weekly opportunities to connect.

Connectivity – Defining a New River CTC network of peers, faculty, staff, and administration for your success.In the mathematical field of graph theory, a complete graph is a graph in which every pair of distinct vertices is connected by a unique edge.

Cohorts in Common General Education Core Courses

First-year students often take the same courses, even though their majors are different. All majors have a general education requirement, so we are providing an opportunity for you to participate in a FYE cohort taking Math, English, and Psychology and one additional class in your major. Cohorts bring first year college students together. By coming together through cohorts, students can get to know each other quicker and start collaborating sooner.

 

Academic Advising

During the first half of your first semester your guide will set up an academic advising appointment with you to determine goals and plans to reach those goals at New River CTC.

 

 

Academic Support

New River CTC has resources for you to meet your goals. Contact your Campus Guide to assist with finding a tutor for a variety of courses.

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technician

What does a Medical Laboratory Technician do?

The Medical Laboratory Technician program prepares graduates for immediate entry into a technician-level position in a clinical laboratory environment. The curriculum includes prerequisite courses in general biology and chemistry along with advanced classes preparing students to provide clinical information for disease prevention, medical diagnosis, and treatment of patients. The Medical laboratory Technician program integrates traditional classroom instruction and laboratory experience with clinical rotations. After successfully completing all academic and clinical requirements of the program, students are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for Medical Laboratory Technicians. After achieving national certification, students can apply for state licensure.

Learning by Doing

Curriculum AAS

Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) or Clinical Laboratory Technicians (CLT) work under the supervision of a Medical Laboratory Scientist. They perform phlebotomy and tests on tissues, blood, and body fluids to help physicians diagnose and treat diseases or monitor a patient’s health status. MLTs are trained to identify parasites and other micro-organisms; analyze the chemical content of fluids; quantitate and identify blood cells; test blood for compatibility before transfusion; and test for drug levels in the blood to show how a patient is responding to treatment. Graduates can build a career as a Medical Laboratory Technician or continue their education at a four-year institution to become a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS).

Persons with a felony conviction may not be eligible for licensure based on terms and conditions of the state in which they intend to apply.

Community/Employee Partners

  • Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital
  • Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Raleigh General Hospital
  • Summersville Regional Medical Center
  • Greenbrier Valley Medical Center
  • Princeton Community Hospital
  • Bluefield Regional Medical Center
  • Welch Community Hospital
  • Montgomery General Hospital
  • Plateau Medical Center
  • Webster County Memorial Hospital
  • Pocahontas Memorial Hospital
  • Lewis Gale Hospital Allegheny
  • Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
  • Raleigh Regional Cancer Center

Accreditation

The New River Community and Technical College Medical Laboratory Program has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. New River CTC will be seeking accreditation of the new Medical Laboratory Technician program from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) after the start of the program (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018, (773-714-8880). The Committee on Allied Health and Accreditation and NAACLS accredit all Medical Laboratory Technician programs. The self-study report will be submitted to NAACLS after the first cohort of students begin the program, per NAACLS guidelines. Serious candidacy status should be obtained before the first cohort of students graduate, thus allowing for the students to be eligible for applying for the national certification examination upon graduation. Graduates of the New River MLT program will be eligible to take any one of the three national certification examinations for MLT immediately following graduation from the program. All three of these accrediting organizations are recognized by the state of West Virginia for MLT licensure.

Serious candidacy status is not an accreditation status nor does it ensure eventual accreditation. Serious candidacy status is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with NAACLS that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.

Program Faculty


Diane Tyson, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
Director, Medical laboratory Technician Program
Office:304-929-5038
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Program Information

Curriculum
Program Application and Admission Information
Printable Information Packet (including Application Material)
Policies & Procedures Manual (student)

Program Mission Statement

Degree and Certificate Programs

Degree and Certificate Programs

Advanced Skill Set Certificates

Certificate of Applied Science

 

Associate of Science Degree Programs

Associate of Applied Science

 

Medical Laboratory Technician AAS

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) is an intensive four semester program designed
to provide the student with the technical education required to sit for the MLT national board certification examination and to become a licensed MLT in the state of West Virginia. As members of a health care team, Medical Laboratory Technician’s provide clinical information for disease prevention, medical diagnosis, and treatment of the patient by processing specimens, performing complex laboratory tests and reporting out the patient results to the patient’s physician or provider. They may work in all areas of the clinical laboratory to include hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, chemistry, blood bank, immunology, microbiology and molecular. Using sophisticated laboratory equipment and microscopes, MLTs test for microorganisms, analyze the chemical content of body fluids, crossmatch blood for transfusion, test for drug levels in blood and urine, and quantitate and identify blood cells. This analysis is imperative for proper diagnosis and treatment of patients. Students will also learn about instrument and test parameters, preventive maintenance and problem solving for instrument malfunction, quality control and calibration, and preparing and analyzing blood and other specimens for analysis. MLTs are self-reliant, dedicated to quality patient care, possess excellent critical thinking skills and are detail oriented. They possess a solid background in biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, math and computer skills. Students who become MLTs can work in hospital laboratories, physician office laboratories, commercial or reference laboratories, biotechnology, research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, fertility clinics, technical service and sales, veterinary laboratories and blood banks such as the American Red Cross.

REQUIRED COURSES

Medical Laboratory Technician

Total Degree Hours: 71

(Pre-Requisite Courses)

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 101

Composition

3

BIOL 231

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 233L

Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1

CHEM 101

General Chemistry

3

CHEM 103L

General Chemistry Lab

1

MATH 109

Algebra(or higher)

3

MDST 120

Phlebotomy

3

MDST 121L

Phlebotomy Lab

1

 

Total Semester Hours

18

 

First Semester - Spring

Students must be accepted into program before starting MLTN courses

Number

Title

Hrs

COSC 101 or BUSN 130

Microsoft Office Applications or
Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

3

BIOL 232

Human Anatomy and Physiology II***

3

BIOL 234L

Human Anatomy and Physiology II lab***

1

CHEM 102

General Chemistry***

3

CHEM 104L

General Chemistry Lab***

1

MTLN 220

Hematology & Hemostasis

3

MLTN 222L

Hematology & Hemostasis Lab

2

MLTN 226

Urinalysis & Body Fluids

1

MLTN 228L

Urinalysis & Body Fluids Lab

1

 

Total Semester Hours

18

 

Second Semester - Summer

Number

Title

Hrs

ENGL 102

Research

3

 

Total Semester Hours

3

 

Third Semester- Fall

Number

Title

Hrs

COMM 208 or BUSN 232

Fundamentals of Public Speaking or Business and Prof. Communication

3

MLTN 230

Immunology & Immunohematology

3

MLTN 232L

Immunology & Immunohematology Lab

2

MLTN 233

Clinical Chemistry & Lab Math

3

MLTN 235L

Clinical Chemistry & Lab Math Lab

2

MLTN 236

Clinical Microbiology

3

MLTN 238L

Clinical Microbiology Lab

2

 

Total Semester Hours

18

 

Fourth Semester - Spring

Number

Title

Hrs

MLTN 240

MLT Practicum

12

MLTN 245

MLT Capstone Seminar

2

 

Total Semester Hours

14

* May be taken during the first or second semester after acceptance into MLT program.

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New River CTC's Bookstore is now open for the fall semester! Financial aid funds for books for eligible students will be available through the bookstore beginning July 28.