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Laboratory Sciences

Laboratory Sciences

The Associate of Applied Science in Laboratory Sciences will include majors in Chemical LaboratoryMedical Laboratory and Cannabis Laboratory.

The curriculum for the proposed new Laboratory Sciences degree has been designed with a common core of coursework providing interdisciplinary educational elements alongside of hands-on experiential training critical for student success. During the second year, students will concentrate their studies on cannabis, chemical, or medical laboratory curriculum tracks.

Laboratory Science Degree Programs at Hocking College

 

Cannabis Laboratory Sciences

The Cannabis Laboratory Sciences program at Hocking College is the first Associate Degree in Laboratory Sciences with a major in Cannabis Laboratory in the United States.

Students will be learning cannabis specific tests and techniques while spending a significant amount of hands-on training with the same analytical instruments found in other commercial labs. The lab will allow for on-site processing operations, as well as analytical testing.

Hocking College offers all-inclusive pricing and works with students to assure they have complete college funding, including financial aid, before they start classes. Please reference the course curriculum tab for program costs.

All-inclusive pricing includes the following:

PER SEMESTER

$300......Learning Fee

$20........Health Center Services

$75........Career Center Services

OPTIONAL

$53......Parking

$275....Smart Start*

Pricing for housing and meal plans can be found here.

*Recommended for all first-year college students.

Want to Join One of the Fastest Growing Industry in the United States?

In Ohio alone, the medical cannabis industry is anticipated to be worth an estimated $80 billion by 2022... and technicians are needed. The Cannabis industry has seen 690% growth in job listings since January 1, 2017 and expects 220% growth in 2019.

Get Your Career Started at Hocking College

Hocking College has been awarded a provisional license to be one of two educational institutions that will serve as a Medical Cannabis testing lab for the State of Ohio, meaning you will learn in a state-of-the-art facility.

Additionally, this program is the only one in the nation that provides hands-on technical training for those seeking to work in medical cannabis quality assurance labs.

After successful completion of this first year of general education classes, students will then be exposed to more technical aspects of operating an analytic lab.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

New academic programs and curriculums being re-designed based on industry needs will have outcome data available after one complete graduation cycle.

Chemical Laboratory Sciences

The Chemical Lab Technician (CLT) program provides students experience using special instruments and techniques to help chemists and chemical engineers research, develop, produce, and test chemical products and processes.

Chemical technicians typically monitor chemical processes and test the quality of products to make sure that they meet standards and specifications, set up and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, troubleshoot production problems or malfunctioning instruments, and prepare chemical solutions. Additionally, a checical technician typically conducts chemical and physical experiments, tests, and analyses for a variety of purposes, including research and development, compiles and interpret results of tests and analyses, and prepares technical reports, graphs, and charts, and give presentations that summarize their results.

Hocking College offers all-inclusive pricing and works with students to assure they have complete college funding, including financial aid, before they start classes. Please reference the course curriculum tab for program costs.

All-inclusive pricing includes the following:

PER SEMESTER

$300......Learning Fee

$20........Health Center Services

$75........Career Center Services

OPTIONAL

$53......Parking

$275....Smart Start*

Pricing for housing and meal plans can be found here.

*Recommended for all first-year college students.

A Career as a Chemical Lab Technician Is Totally Your Element 

As the instrumentation and techniques used in research, development, and production become more complex, employers will seek job candidates with highly developed technical skills.

Job opportunities are expected to be best for graduates of applied science technology programs who are well trained in the latest technology and sophisticated equipment used in laboratories or production facilities.

Students who graduate with this degree will also enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. In 2016, Ohio employees in this industry averaged $44,620/year.

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Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors and attitudes cultivated in students seeking an Associate in Applied Science in Laboratory Sciences - Chemical Lab Technician Degree:

  • Monitor chemical processes and test the quality of products to make sure that they meet standards and specifications
  • Set up and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment
  • Troubleshoot production problems or malfunctioning instruments
  • Prepare chemical solutions
  • Conduct chemical and physical experiments, tests, and analyses for a variety of purposes, including research and development
  • Compile and interpret results of tests and analyses
  • Prepare technical reports, graphs, and charts, and give presentations that summarize their results

Medical Laboratory Sciences

The Medical Lab Technician (MLT) program provides students with the skills needed to collect samples and perform tests to analyze blood, body fluids, and other substances.

These tests help other healthcare professionals, such as physicians, detect, diagnose and treat diseases. At entry level, the medical laboratory technician will possess the entry level competencies necessary to perform routine clinical laboratory tests in areas such as Clinical Chemistry, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunology, Immunohematology/Transfusion medicine, Microbiology, Urine and Body Fluid Analysis, and Laboratory Operations.

The level of analysis ranges from waived and point of care testing to complex testing encompassing all major areas of the clinical laboratory. The medical laboratory technician will have diverse functions in areas of pre-analytical, analytical, post-analytical processes. The medical laboratory technician will have responsibilities for information processing, training, and quality control monitoring wherever clinical laboratory testing is performed.

Hocking College offers all-inclusive pricing and works with students to assure they have complete college funding, including financial aid, before they start classes. Please reference the course curriculum tab for program costs.

All-inclusive pricing includes the following:

PER SEMESTER

$300......Learning Fee

$20........Health Center Services

$75........Career Center Services

OPTIONAL

$53......Parking

$275....Smart Start*

Pricing for housing and meal plans can be found here.

*Recommended for all first-year college students.

Outcomes of this Program

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Laboratory Sciences - Medical Lab Technician:

  •  Demonstrate proficiency in the areas of pre-analytical processes in the major areas* of the clinical laboratory.
  •  Demonstrate proficiency in the areas of analytical processes in the major areas* of the clinical laboratory.
  •  Demonstrate proficiency in the areas of post-analytical processes in the major areas* of the clinical laboratory.
  •  Demonstrate compliance with safety and governmental regulations.
  •  Identify and safely operate basic laboratory equipment.
  •  Report abnormal and critical laboratory values as they relate to disease pathologies in the human body.
  •  Perform and document quality control testing on laboratory equipment and instruments.

* Major areas include: Clinical Chemistry, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunology, Immunohematology/Transfusion Medicine, Microbiology, Laboratory Operations, Urinalysis, and Body Fluid Analysis.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

 


The Laboratory Sciences - Medical Lab Technician program is a new program starting in Fall 2018. Program outcome data will be available in Spring 2020.

Laboratory Sciences Major in Medical Laboratory Checklist for Admission File Completion

All Medical Laboratory applicants are accepted into the Associate of Science (AS) program and may begin taking general classes. The AS program is a pathway to the Medical Laboratory (MLT) program and allows you to complete general education requirements for Medical Laboratory.  Upon successful completion of all MLT admission requirements, your academic program will be changed to Medical Laboratory. 

Admission to the second semester of the MLT program follows a selective admission process and has additional admission requirements. Students with complete admission files by the last day of autumn semester will automatically be considered for admission to the second semester (spring semester) of the program. Files will be reviewed in mid-December of each year with students notified of acceptance for the upcoming spring semester by December 20. Those not accepted will be considered for the following spring term(s).  Please monitor your file completion progression.

It is your responsibility to monitor admission file completion status. If you have any questions regarding file completion, contact Kimberly Ephlin in DVD 213 or by phone at 740-753-6356.

1. High School Transcript or GED

Submit an official high school transcript indicating graduation from an accredited high school or proof of successful completion of the General Education Development (GED) test.  Official transcripts must be mailed directly from your high school to the Hocking College Registrar’s Office (Hocking College, Attention Registrar's Office, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville OH 45764) or submitted through a formal transcript service such as Parchment or eScript. GED certificates must be submitted to the Registrar's Office in the official format of the state in which you completed the GED. Faxed, emailed or hand carried transcripts are not accepted.

  • If you are/were home schooled, submit a notarized homeschool transcript showing graduation from an approved homeschooling curriculum. The transcript must be submitted to the Registrar' s  If you did not complete an approved homeschool curriculum, you may be asked to submit General Education Development (GED) scores.
  • If you completed high school outside of the United States, submit original transcripts (translated to English by a formal translation service if necessary) for schooling equivalent to a United States high Once received your transcript will be reviewed to determine if it meets the transcript requirement.   It is recommended that you submit official documents in person. Original documents will be copied and returned to you.  If you are unable to obtain an official transcript, it is recommended that you complete the General Education Development (GED) test.

2. Completion of Semester 1 Courses

Successfully complete all Semester l courses with a grade of "C" or higher.

  • Incomplete (I) grades do not qualify for successful completion of a course.
  • You may take a class no more than two (2) times to earn the "C" or higher  If you do not achieve the required grade in two attempts, you are not eligible for the MLT program.
  • A C- grade does not qualify as successful completion of a course and must be repeated.
  • Obtain an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) or 2.5.
  • If you are not consecutively enrolled (excluding summer), you must submit a readmission application and follow the course of study for the academic year in which you are readmitted.
  • If you earned credits at another institution that you would like to have evaluated for transfer, request that each institution forward an official transcript to the Hocking College Registrar's Official transcripts must be mailed directly from each institution to the Hocking College Registrar's Office (Hocking College, Attention Registrar's Office, 330 I Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville OH 45764) or submitted through a formal transcript service such as Parchment or eScript. Faxed, emailed or hand carried transcripts are not accepted.

3. TEAS V Exam

Complete the TEAS V Exam. Testing is offered at the Hocking College testing center (DVD 108) but you must first register for a testing date and pay ($70 non-refundable fee) for the exam on-line at www.atitesting.com.

  • There are a limited number of seats available for each testing date and test registration closes 24 hours before each scheduled Once you register and pay for the exam, you will be emailed an authorization number that you must bring to the testing center on the day of your test with an approved ID. This must be either a driver's license or state issued ID - not a Hocking or other college ID.
  • You are allowed 4 hours to complete the exam which consists of reading, math, English and Science.
  • You may take the exam a total of three times and test scores do not expire.
  • You are not required to have all other admission file completion requirements completed before taking the exam.
  • Scores from TEAS exams taken elsewhere are not accepted.
  • Review is HIGHLY recommended. Study materials are available in the Hocking College Student Success Center, on­ line, and in many libraries and bookstores.
  • It is recommended that you have some college course work completed prior to taking the TEAS V

4.  Physical and Immunization

A physical is required of all MLT students. A physical form, to be completed by your health care provider, is available in the Nursing and Allied Health Office (DVD 217). 

Selection Criteria

Only students with a complete admission file by the last day of autumn semester will be considered for admission to the second semester of the MLT program. 

Students with complete admission files will be rank ordered and admitted based upon their grade point average and TEAS score using the following calculations:

  • Cumulative Hocking College GPA + 4.0 % x  J OO (For example: GPA 3.2 + 4.0= .80 x 100 = 80 points)
  • TEAS scores: Highest composite score (Reading + Math + English + Science + 4 = composite score)
  • Total GPA points + TEAS points -Ranking score 

Notification:

Applicants will be notified of selection via their Hocking College e-mail address in mid-December each academic. Please do not call for information regarding the selection results. Those not selected will be rank ordered on an alternate list.

If a selected student declines their scat before the start of spring semester, the first student on the alternate list will be offered that. The process will continue until all seats are filled.

Students who remain on the alternate list after spring semester begins will need to reapply, along with other applicants, for the next year. Alternate list placement does not guarantee a seat for the following.

Progression from MLT Semester 2 to Semester 3 

In order to progress from MLT semester 1 to semester 2 students must complete the following: 

1. Completion of Semester 2 Courses

Successfully complete all Semester 2 courses with a grade of "C" or higher.

  • Incomplete (I) grades do not qualify for successful completion of a course.
  • You may take a class no more than two (2) times to earn the "C" or higher grade. If you do not achieve the required grade in two attempts, you are not eligible for the MLT program.
  • A C- grade does not qualify as successful completion of a course and must be repeated.
  • Obtain an overall minimum grade point average {GPA) or 2.5.
  • If you are not consecutively enrolled (excluding summer), you must submit a readmission application and follow the course of study for the academic year in which you are readmitted.
  • If you earned credits at another institution that you would like to have evaluated for transfer, request that each institution forward an official transcript to the Hocking College Registrar's Official transcripts must be mailed directly from each institution to the Hocking College Registrar's Office (Hocking College, Attention Registrar's Office, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville OH 45764) or submitted through a formal transcript service such as Parchment or eScript. Faxed, emailed or hand carried transcripts are not accepted.

2. Complete BCI and FBI Criminal Background Checks

Information will provided in Semester 2 to complete this requirement. Background checks are only valid for 12 months. DO NOT complete this requirement until you are instructed to do so.

3. Complete Extended Panel Urine Drug Screen

Information will provided in Semester 2 to complete this requirement. Drug screens are only valid for 12 months. DO NOT complete this requirement until you are instructed to do so.

 

To download the full checklist of admission requirements, please click here.

Accreditation Affiliation

This program has preliminary approval and is in the process for accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).


NAACLS
National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)
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Rosemont, Illinois, Suite 720
Phone:  (773) 714-8880 Fax: (773) 714-8886


 


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