BSAST Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree in Clinical Laboratory Science is limited to certified medical laboratory technologists possessing a required ASCP or AMT; MLT or MT; or NCA: CLS or CLT. Students must present a copy of the original certificate and current renewal card. Students whose medical laboratory technology training was not completed in a college credit setting may earn credits through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). The BSAST degree in Clinical Laboratory Science is a 120-credit program.

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
(3)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
(3)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
(3)
  • Higher Level Mathematics above College Algebra above (MAT-121)
(3)
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
(3)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 20
  • General Psychology or Introduction to Sociology
(3)
  • Statistics (STA-201)
(3)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
(3)
  • General Chemistry I
(4)
  • General Chemistry II
(4)
  • Second Science
(3)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
(3)
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
(3)
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
(3)
D. General Education Electives 16
II. Area of Study: Clinical Laboratory Science 42
A. Anatomy and Physiology 6
B. Organic and/or Biochemistry 6
C. Microbiology
  • General Microbiology
  • Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Virology/Parasitology/Mycology
  • Advanced Clinical Microbiology
9
D. Hematology 6
E. Immunohematology/Serology
  • Immunology
  • Blood Banking
6
F. Clinical Chemistry 6
G. Clinical Laboratory Electives
  • Microtechnique or History
  • Cytology
  • Diagnostic or Clinical Microscopy
  • Laboratory Quality Control
  • Laboratory Administration
  • Pathology
  • Epidemiology
  • Urinalysis
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Healthcare Delivery
3
H. AST: Current Trends and Applications 3
III. Free Electives 15
Total 120

*Must include at least two subject areas.

  • Required Courses: Microbiology, Hematology, Immunohematology/Serology, Clinical Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Organic and/or Biochemistry (two courses), Current Trends and Applications
  • Corollary Requirements: Chemistry I and II, Computer Requirement, Statistics, College Algebra
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: 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 areas of study, assuming current or 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.

Leverage Your Training

Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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Required Courses:Microbiology, Hematology, Immunohematology/Serology, Clinical Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Organic and/or Biochemistry (two courses), Current Trends and Applications
Corollary Requirements: Chemistry I and II, Computer Requirement, Statistics, College Algebra
How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: 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 areas of study, assuming current or recent employment using a variety of laboratory methods.