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Clinical Laboratory Technology

Program Description: Clinical Laboratory Technology is a 6 semester associate of applied science degree program. Students learn to perform clinical laboratory procedures under the supervision of a qualified pathologist and/or clinical laboratory scientist. Classroom training is integrated with clinical experiences under the medical direction of cooperating hospitals. Graduation from this program allows students to take a national certification examination which is necessary for clinical employment.
This program is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; Phone: 773-714-8880 Ext. 4181; Fax: 773-714-8886; Website:

Student Learning Outcomes:
•  Students will evaluate patient body fluid samples for suitability for testing.
•  Students will perform testing of body fluids using proper test procedures and protocols.
•  Students will report laboratory test results in the proper format. Click to View the most recent results for this Program Outcome.

Length of Program: Six (6) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Students are able to be admitted at the beginning of any semester. All CLT courses begin spring semester based on admissions criteria.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Contact the program advisor or admissions for details. Click for Entrance Scores.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: Physical Exam, Criminal Background Check, Drug Toxiology, up-to-date immunizations, Eye Test for Color Blindness

Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be granted permission to take the licensing examination.

Program Final Exit Point: Clinical Laboratory Technology, Associate of Applied Science. Eligible to apply for the ASCP Board of Certification exam.

Credits Required for Graduation: 73 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation


Credit Hours

1. General Core Courses 19
  Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
    Required Course(s):
    ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric  
  Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
  Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics ** 7
    Required Course(s):
     One Mathematics Course
    CHEM 1151 Survey of Inorganic Chemistry  
    CHEM 1151L Survey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab  
  Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts 3
  And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor) 3
   General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.  

 ** CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L may be substituted for  CHEM 1151 and CHEM 1151L. 

2. Occupational Courses (54 hours)
  BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
  BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology Lab I 1
  BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
  BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology Lab II 1
  CLBT 1010 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Technology 2
  CLBT 1030 Urinalysis/Body Fluids 2
  CLBT 1040 Hematology/Coagulation 5
  CLBT 1050 Serology/Immunology 3
  CLBT 1060 Immunohematology 4
  CLBT 1070 Clinical Chemistry 4
  CLBT 1080 Microbiology 5
  CLBT 2090 Clinical Urinalysis, Serology, and Preanyalytic Specimen Processing Practicum 3
  CLBT 2100 Clinical Immunohematology Practicum 4
  CLBT 2110 Clinical Hematology/Coagulation Practicum 4
  CLBT 2120 Clinical Microbiology Practicum 4
  CLBT 2130 Clinical Chemistry Practicum 4
  CLBT 2200 CLT Certification Review 2
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