Dixie Students: AAS Suggested Course Sequence

This is a suggested schedule for completing your course requirements for the AAS degree at WSU, including prerequisite courses during your first/freshman year. Please see a Dixie MLS advisor for complete information and advice on course selection.

Track I
This curriculum is intended for students who plan on working in a clinical laboratory after graduation and do not plan on attending medical, physician assistant, dental, veterinay, or graduate school.

 1st year / Freshman -  fall semester

Credits

 MLS 1113 - Intro to Medical Laboratory Practice (WSU)         4
 CHEM 1110 - Intro to Chemistry 4
   and CHEM 1115 - Intro to Chemistry Lab 1
 ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing 3
 MATH 1010 - Intermediate Algebra
     Or MLS 2003 - Applied Lab Math and Statistics*  (WSU)

3

Total credits   15

* MLS 2003 math course does meet the math requirement for an AAS degree in MLS, but does not meet the quantative literacy requirement for a BS degree.  Can also be taken during fall semester of sophomore yr. 

 1st year / Freshman -  spring semester

Credits

 MLS 1123 - Prin of Hematology & Hemostasis (WSU)     5
 CHEM 1120 - Elem Organic/Bio Chemistry 4
   and CHEM 1125 - Elem Organic/Bio Chemistry Lab 1
 ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing 3
 BIOL 1610 - Prin Biology I 4
    and BIOL 1615 - Prin Biology I Lab  1
Total credits   18

After completing the above courses, you will apply to the MLS AAS program by April 1.

 1st year / Freshman -  summer semester 

Credits

 BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy                              3
    and BIOL 2325 - Human Anatomy Lab 2
 BIOL 2060 - Prin Microbiology                                               3
    and BIOL 2065 - Prin Microbiology Lab 1
Total credits    8

 2nd year / Sophomore -  fall semester

Credits

 MLS 2211 - Prin of Clinical Chemistry I  (WSU) 5
 MLS 2212 - Prin of Clinical Microbiology I  (WSU)                   4
 BIOL 2420 - Human Physiology 3
     and BIOL 2425 - Human Physiology Lab 1
Total credits   12
 
 2nd year / Sophomore -  spring semester

Credits

 MLS 2213 - Prin of Clinical Chemistry II  (WSU) 5
 MLS 2214 - Prin of Clinical Microbiology II  (WSU)                4
 MLS 2215 - Prin of Immunohematology          4
 Gen. ed. HU/CA/SS/DV 3
 MLS 2256 and 2257 - Supervised Clinical Experience ** 2
Total credits   18

 ** Supervised Clinical Experience (also called practicums) consist of two weeks in a hospital or clinic lab.

After completing the above courses, 1) you will be eligible to receive your Associate of Applied Science degree and graduate from the MLS/MLT program, and 2) you will apply to the Bachelor of Science Medical Laboratory Scientist Program by April 1.



Track II - pre-professional
This curriculum is intended only for students interested in attending medical, physician assistant, dental, veterinay, or graduate school.

 1st year / Freshman -  fall semester

Credits

 MLS 1113 - Intro to Medical Laboratory Practice  (WSU)     4
 CHEM 1210 - Prin of Chemistry I  4
    and CHEM 1215 - Prin of Chemistry I Lab 1
 ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing 3
 MATH 1010 - Intermediate Algebra 3
Total credits   15

 1st year / Freshman -  spring semester

Credits

 MLS 1123 - Prin of Hematology & Hemostasis  (WSU)    5
 MHEM 1220 - Prin of Chemistry II  4
    and CHEM 1225 Prin of Chemistry II Lab 1
 BIOL 1610 - Prin Biology I 4
    and BIOL 1615 - Prin Biology I Lab 1
 ENGL 2010 - Intermediate Writing 3
Total credits   18

After completing the above courses, you will apply to the MLS AAS program by April 1.

 1st year / Freshman - summer semester

Credits

  BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy 3
   and BIOL 2325 - Human Anatomy Lab                            2
 BIOL 2060 - Prin Microbiology Lab 3
   and BIOL 2065 - Prin Microbiology Lab                      1
 Math 1050 - College Algebra/Pre-Calculus 3
Total credits   12

 2nd year / Sophomore -  fall semester

Credits

 MLS 2211 - Prin of Clinical Chemistry I   (WSU) 5
 MLS 2212 - Prin of Clinical Microbiology I    (WSU)       4
 BIOL 2420 - Human Physiology    3
   and BIOL 2425 - Human Physiology Lab 1
 Gen. ed. HU/CA/SS/DV 3
Total credits   17

 2nd year / Sophomore -  spring semester

Credits

 MLS 2213- Prin of Clinical Chemistry II   (WSU) 5
 MLS 2214 - Prin of Clinical Microbiology II   (WSU) 4
 MLS 2215 - Prin of Clinical Immunohematology 4
 CHEM 2310 - Organic Chemistry I 4
    and CHEM 2315 - Organic Chemistry 1 Lab 1
 MLS 2256 and 2257 - Supervised Clinical Experience ** 2
Total credits   20

** Supervised Clinical Experience (also called practicums) consist of two weeks in a hospital or clinic lab.

After completing the above courses, 1) you will be eligible to receive your Associate of Applied Science degree and graduate from the MLS/MLT program, and 2) you will apply to the Bachelor of Science Medical Laboratory Scientist Program by April 1.

 2nd year / Sophomore - summer semester          

Credits

 MATH 1060 - Trigonometry
         or MATH 1080 - QL Pre-calculus
3
5
 Gen. ed. HU/CA/SS/DV 3
Total credits   6/8

 

For more information concerning the WSU MLS program contact:

Kathleen Plewe 
Health Science Advisor  
Dixie State College  
Taylor Health Science #254
Tel: (435) 879-4809
Fax: (435) 879-4828 
Email: kplewe@dixie.edu
Chere' Clawson
Clinical Laboratory Science Coordinator
Dixie State College
Taylor Health Science #203
Tel: (435) 879-4870
Fax: (435) 879-4828
Email: clawson@dixie.edu