MT 101 will introduce students to the field of Medical Technology, also called Clinical Laboratory Technology or Medical Laboratory Science. The professional laboratory scientists perform tests and procedures on human body fluids and tissues to determine health and diagnose diseases. Students enrolled in MT 101 will have the opportunity to visit local hospital laboratories to observe medical technologists in various specialty areas (examples may include: blood banking, public health, clinical microbiology, etc.). Students will also meet MT Senior Students, who, under faculty supervision, will discuss current topics in medical technology and demonstrate laboratory experiments with universal precautions, safety and procedures. Open to all students who are interested. Elective credit only; does not fulfill any requirement.