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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Pre-Clinical Laboratory Sciences A.S. (TTP)


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Pre-Clinical Laboratory Sciences graduates learn to conduct chemical analysis of body fluids, including blood, urine, or spinal fluid, to determine presence of normal or abnormal components.  They also analyze laboratory findings to check the accuracy of the results, operate, calibrate, or maintain equipment used in quantitative or qualitative analysis, such as spectrophotometers, calorimeters, flame photometers, or computer-controlled analyzers.  They may also collect and study blood samples to determine the number of cells, their morphology, or their blood group, blood type, or compatibility for transfusion purposes, using microscopic techniques.

Transfer Options
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note:  There are to be no course substitutions in this program. 

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (61)


Footnotes


¹ UTHSC requires BIOL 1110, 1120 sequence; one can be substituted for BIOL 2020.

² May satisfy upper level course requirement at four-year institution.

Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements.

Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 


Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $41,280 $77,810
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians $23,420 $50,150

 

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (17)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (13)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

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