The Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Clinical Laboratory Science contains course work related to the clinical application of biomedical sciences. This Program provides students with the course work necessary to pursue a career in laboratory based research and diagnostics as an entry level research assistant or continue into graduate programs such as in Healthcare Management. The program contains necessary prerequisites to make application to the Laboratory Field Services Branch of the California Department of Health for a trainee license. After successful completion of a 52 week CLS training program at a California approved training facility, the student can apply for the licensing examination for licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.
Students will be responsible for to find their own post-baccalaureate 52 week Clinical Laboratory Scientist training program that suits their needs and location.
The program contains necessary prerequisites to make application to the Laboratory Field Services Branch of the California Department of Health for a trainee license. Areas of program study are Biochemistry, Virology, Immunology, Laboratory Management, Microbiology, and Hematology, Quantitative analysis, and Analytical Chemistry. After successful completion of a 52 week CLS training program at a California approved training facility, the student can apply for the licensing examination for licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Some graduates may choose to find employment in the clinical diagnostics/medical device industry, or pursue advanced degrees such as in Healthcare Management.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Assess clinical laboratory practice and procedure by applying the knowledge of technical skills and theory obtained.
- Identify problems in the clinical laboratory and establish a course of action to correct them.
- Distinguish among laboratory methods which use advanced analytical, immunological, microbiological, hematological, and molecular techniques.
- Evaluate laboratory procedure theory, methodology and results.
- Utilize critical thinking skills in Clinical Laboratory situations.
- Conduct research using primary literature sources.
- Produce written work of the standards required by employers in the industry or post graduate programs.
- BIO 161 General Biology 1
- BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiol I
- BIO 203 Introductory Microbiology
- CHE 101 Introductory Chemistry
- CHE 101A Introductory Chemistry Lab
- CHE 150 Introductory Organic Chemistry
- CHE 150A Introductory Organic Chem Lab
- CHE 142 General Chemistry 2
- CHE 350 Organic Chemistry I
- PHS 104 Introductory Physics
- BST 322 Intro to Biomedical Statistics
- HSC 300 Legal/Ethical Issues & Hlth Pr
- CLS 320 Clinical Lab Management
- CLS 301 Clinical Biochemistry
- CLS 401 Quantitative Analysis
- CLS 305 Clinical Immunology
- CLS 315 Molecular Diagnostics
- CLS 310 Clinical Virology
- CLS 405 Clinical Microbiology
- CLS 410 Clinical Hematology
- CLS 495 Clinical Lab Science Capstone