ASAST in Clinical Laboratory Science

The Associate in Science in Applied Science and Technology (ASAST) degree in Clinical Laboratory Science is limited to certified medical laboratory technologists possessing a required certification: ASCP or AMT; MLT or MT or NCA; CLS or CLT. Students must present a copy of the original certificate and current renewal card. The degree is a 60-credit program.

ASAST in Clinical Laboratory Science Credit Distribution

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 30
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
  • Higher Level Mathematics above College Algebra
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 9
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry II
C. General Education Electives 6
II. Area of Study: Clinical Laboratory Science 24
A. Microbiology
  • Pathogenic Bacteriology
B. Hematology 3
C. Immunohematology
  • Blood Banking
D. Clinical Chemistry 3
E. Clinical Microbiology 3
F. Clinical Practicum 3
G. Clinical Laboratory Electives
  • Parasitology
  • Mycology
  • Clinical Instrumentation
  • Immunology
  • Cytoecology
  • Histotechnology
H. Associate Capstone (APS-295) 3
III. Free Electives 6
Total 60

  • Certification: ASCP or AMT: MLT or MT or NCA: CLS or CLT copy of original certificate and current renewal card
  • Required Courses: Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology, Hematology, Immunohematology, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Practicum
  • Corollary Requirements:  College Algebra, Chemistry I and II, Computer Concepts
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Option: Students whose medical laboratory technology training was not completed in a college credit setting should have no difficulty earning credits by Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) for their options, assuming current for recent employment using a variety of laboratory methods

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.



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