Clinical Laboratory Science Technology, Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum Code #2406

Effective May 2017

Division: Allied Health, Nursing, Health, Physical Education and Recreation

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 112 CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE ANALYSIS AND CALCULATIONS 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
 Hours16
Spring Semester
BIOG 162
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II 1
or GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY
4
SOCY 151G INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
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
 Hours14
Summer Semester
CLSC 123 HEMATOLOGY AND IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY CASE STUDIES 1,2 2
PHLY 165 BIOETHICS 3
 Hours5
Second Year
Fall Semester
CHMY 161 GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY I 1 4
CLSC 213 CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY AND SEROLOGY 1,2 9
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
CHMY 162 GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY II 1 4
CLSC 221 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY 1,2 10
ENGL 162 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II 1 3
 Hours17
 Total Hours68
1

Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.

2

Indicates that a grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in order to continue in the sequence.

3

A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 more credit hours.

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 and CHMY 172, and consult with a college counselor.

Program Contact(s):

James Daly
440-366-7194
jdaly@lorainccc.edu

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

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).

Learn more about Allied Health program requirements