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Imagine yourself as an investigator, a detective, or an educator in the field of medical lab science.

With knowledge and diligence, you can uncover an illness before it becomes life threatening. You can find the perfect match for a donor.  Or you could detect the key evidence that will help diagnose a patient.

You can be the one providing answers to those who care for patients.  And although you won’t be the one to tell the patient, you will feel the value of touching lives every day.


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Medical Lab Technician Programs in California


DeAnza Community College, Cupertino

De Anza College's Medical Laboratory Technology Associate Degree program prepares students for employment in clinical laboratories, industry and biotechnology. The MLT Program curriculum, an integration of classroom lectures, student laboratories and clinical training, fosters development of analytical and problem solving skills required in this profession. The MLT program at De Anza is NAACLS accredited.

Southwestern Community College, Chula Vista

Fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences(NAACLS), the Medical Laboratory Technician program emphasizes laboratory principles and procedures, clinical test significance and application, principles and practice of quality assurance and problem-solving.

Saddleback Community College, Mission Viejo

The Medical Laboratory Technician program prepares students for employment as an MLT working in a clinical medical laboratory. Medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) perform a wide variety of routine laboratory procedures and work in both public and private laboratories serving the health care sector.

Miramar College, San Diego

The Medical Laboratory Technology Training program prepares students for employment in clinical laboratories, industry, and biotechnology as a Medical Laboratory Technician, Laboratory Assistant and or Research Technician/Associate. The entire program is designed for students to master the competencies, skills, and knowledge required in this profession. The curriculum prepares individuals to perform clinical laboratory tests and procedures in chemistry and urinalysis, hematology, microbiology and immunology. These procedures may be used to provide essential assessment of health, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita

The Medical Laboratory Technology Program is a state-accredited two-year program resulting in an Associate in Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. This program prepares students for employment in clinical laboratories, industry, and biotechnology. The MLT Program curriculum, an integration of classroom lectures, student laboratories, and clinical training, fosters development of analytical and problem solving skills required in this profession. After successful completion of the program, students may sit for the national exam.

Folsom Lake College, Folsom 

Folsom Lake College started the Medical Laboratory Technician program in Fall 2010.  Introduction to Allied Health (AH 108) and  Phlebotomy are pre-requisites that are being offered as part of the program during the grant period.  AH 108 and Phlebotomy are in addition to the MLT program, which is a 37 unit program.  Applicants to the program will have completed all other program pre-requisites prior to program entry.  Applicants will also be required to have completed all General Education units for degree completion prior to the end of the program

Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill

This program prepares the student for a position in the health care industry as a medical laboratory technician (MLT). A medical laboratory technician performs routine clinical laboratory testing procedures to provide scientific information needed in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of disease. Technicians use sophisticated instrumentation for these evaluations which encompass quantitative and qualitative chemical and biological analyses of body specimens. Technicians function under the supervision of a qualified practitioner


Clinical Laboratory Scientist Programs in California


 

Dominican University

Dominican offers the only graduate Clinical Laboratory Sciences program in California. The Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS) with an emphasis in Molecular Diagnostics is a 36-unit, non-thesis program, designed for practicing Clinical Laboratory Scientists looking to become a leader in the clinical laboratory. Students who are not already CLS licensed or license-eligible pursue a Master of Science in Molecular Diagnostics. Please note, this is not an internship program.

  

San Jose State University

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training Program at San Jose State University is a 12 month training program that prepares students to take the ASCP national exam for Clinical Laboratory Scientists. The training program is a 40 hour per week commitment with an emphasis on hands-on learning in the hospital setting. Most weeks, students will spend 32 hours training at a clinical site and 8 hours in lecture. The program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) and meets the educational standards required for licensure as a CLS by the California State Department of Health, Laboratory Field Services (LFS). 


San Francisco State University

The program prepares students at the post-baccalaureate level to sit for licensure as Clinical Laboratory Scientists. The program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) and meets the educational standards required for licensure as a CLS by the California State Department of Health, Laboratory Field Services (LFS). The program seeks to develop critical thinking skills for clinical and administrative decision making in the complex and ever-changing healthcare environment


California State University, Dominquez Hills

Graduates of the program are considered clinical scientists in their professional health care specialization. They find positions in a variety of settings including university medical centers, acute care facilities, private clinics, hospitals, doctor’s offices, research facilities, colleges and universities, government and in industry, both in the United States and abroad.

 

       University of California San Diego Medical Center

The University of California San Diego Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training Program certificate is a one-year (12 month) program of training in the field of clinical laboratory medicine and technology. Trainees who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take the certification exam offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification, and the CLS Licensing exam offered by the California Department of Public Health.


California State University, Los Angeles / Cal Poly Pomona

A licensed CLS performs the full spectrum of diagnostic tests in hospital clinical laboratories, in commercial reference laboratories, or in research and development for biotech companies. The CLS program will provide both didactic and practical clinical training in hematology, clinical chemistry, blood banking, microbiology and immunology to prepare students to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathology CLS licensing exam. A CLS license is required to work as a CLS in California. Eligibility to take the exam requires a full academic year of clinical training for 52 weeks, 4 days/week, 8 hours/day as well as one 8-hour day/week of face-to-face classes (3 quarters of 8 units each at approximately $450/unit = $10,800). This program is being offered jointly by Cal State LA and Cal Poly Pomona.

 

Loma Linda University

The Clinical Laboratory Science/medical technology (CLS/MT) is a professional bachelors (4 year) program. The freshman and sophomore years, are taken at any accredited college or university, afford the fundamentals of a liberal education. Entry to the program is in the post-summer quarter at the junior-year level. After satisfactory completion of the program, the student is awarded a bachelor of science degree and is eligible for state licensure and to take the national board examination.





Clinical Genetic Molecular Biological Scientist Programs in California


 

San Jose State University

The Clinical Genetic Molecular Biologist Scientist Training Program at San Jose State University is a 12 month training program that prepares students to take the national ASCP exam for the Clinical Genetic Molecular Biologist Scientist license. The training program is a 40 hour per week commitment with an emphasis on hands-on learning in one of our participating biotechnology laboratories. Most weeks, students will spend 32 hours in hands-on training and 8 hours in lecture.

 

California State University, Los Angeles / Cal Poly Pomona

licensed CGMBS performs specialized molecular diagnostic tests in hospital clinical laboratories, in commercial reference laboratories, or in research and development for biotech companies. The CGMBS program will provide both didactic and practical clinical training in molecular testing for cancers, genetic disease markers, histocompatibility types, and some infectious diseases to prepare students to sit for the CGMBS licensing exam. 

 

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