Clinical Laboratory Science Technology, Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum Code #2406

Effective May 2018

Division of Health and Wellness Sciences

The clinical laboratory science technology program at LCCC prepares its graduates for employment in hospital, urgent care, physicians’ offices, research and industry laboratory settings. Examination and analysis of body fluids, tissues and cells play a crucial role in a physician’s ability to diagnose and treat disease. The clinical laboratory science technology program trains students to work in various areas of a clinical laboratory, including hematology, urinalysis, immunohematology (blood bank), microbiology and chemistry. Students collect blood samples, work with state-of-the-art clinical laboratory instrumentation, perform chemical and microscope analysis of urine, match blood for transfusion, identify abnormal blood cells under the microscope and identify infectious bacteria-causing infection in various body locations. Upon completion of the accredited program, graduates will possess an associate of applied science degree and are eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification national certifying examination. Those passing the examination are certified as medical laboratory technicians (MLT-ASCP). Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
BIOG 161 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I 4
CLSC 111 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY 1,2 2
CLSC 131 INTRODUCTION TO HEMATOLOGY 1,2 2
CLSC 132 BODY FLUIDS AND URINALYSIS 1,2 2
CLSC 133 HEMATOLOGY I/URINALYSIS CLINICAL PRACTICUM 1,2 3
SDEV 101 COLLEGE 101 3 1
 Hours14
Spring Semester
BIOG 162
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II 1
or GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY
4
CLSC 134 ADVANCED HEMATOLOGY AND HEMOSTASIS 1,2 2
CLSC 135 IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY CONCEPTS & PROCEDURES 1,2 2
CLSC 136 HEMATOLOGY II/IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY CLINIC PRACTICUM 1,2 3
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3
 Hours14
Summer Semester
MTHM 168 STATISTICS 1 3
 Hours3
Second Year
Fall Semester
CHMY 161 GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY I 1 4
CLSC 213 CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND SEROLOGY 1,2 9
PHLY 165 BIOETHICS 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
CHMY 162 GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY II 1 4
CLSC 221 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY 1,2 10
SOCY 151G INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
 Hours17
 Total Hours64

American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification is required upon entrance into the program.

Students who expect to continue on for a Baccalaureate degree should consider taking MTHM 171, CHMY 171, CHMY 172, and ENGL 162 and consult with a college counselor.

Program Contact(s):

Cheryl Selvage
440-366-4139
cselvage@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your Advising Team.

More program information can be found on our website.

Admission Requirements for Clinical Laboratory Science Technology

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office.
  2. Program application form on file.
  3. High school algebra or equivalent.
  4. Minimum GPA of 2.0 on all college-level course work (includes transfer/transient work).

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Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Patient and quality control test results, recognizing normal, abnormal, and critical values, and take appropriate follow up action when necessary
  2. Sufficient technical skill in the use of laboratory information systems to meet the needs of the laboratory
  3. Collect and process biological specimens appropriately in the clinical laboratory
  4. Perform routine clinical laboratory testing in the Hematology, Immunohematology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Immunology / Serology, and Coagulation areas of the clinical laboratory
  5. Operate and maintain laboratory instrumentation in the Hematology, Immunohematology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Immunology / Serology, and Coagulation areas of the clinical laboratory
  6. Recognize the clinical significance of laboratory results in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
  7. Participate in the appropriate aspects of a laboratory quality assurance program
  8. Demonstrate sufficient use of oral and written communication to meet the needs of the laboratory, and patient care
  9. Demonstrate a professional attitude in appearance, work ethic, and laboratory safety
  10. Demonstrate the performance of routine procedures to students or new employees as assigned by their supervisor
  11. Successfully pass a National Certification Exam (ASCP or NCA) in Clinical Laboratory Science Technology