Clinical Laboratory Science Technology

Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum Code 2406

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.

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Fall Semester (First Year)
BIOG 161 Principles of Biology I 4
CLSC 111 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science Technology >** 2
CLSC 112 Clinical Laboratory Science Analysis and Calculations >** 2
CLSC 131 Introduction to Hematology >** 2
CLSC 132 Body Fluids and Urinalysis >** 2
CLSC 133 Hematology I/Urinalysis Clinical Practicum >** 3
SDEV 101 College 101 ^ 1
Spring Semester (First Year)
BIOG 162 Principles of Biology II > OR 4
BIOG 251 General Microbiology >  
SOCY 151 Introduction to Sociology OR


ALHN 221 Health Care in Developing Nations  
CLSC 134 Advanced Hematology and Hematosis >** 2
CLSC 135 Immunohematology Concepts and Procedures >** 2
CLSC 136 Hematology II/Immunohematology Clinical Practice >** 3
Summer Semester (First Year)
CLSC 123 Hematology and Immunohematology Case Studies >** 2
PHLY 165 Bioethics 3
Fall Semester (Second Year)
CHMY 161 General, Organic and Biochemistry > 4
CLSC 213 Clinical Microbiology, Immunology, and Serology >** 9
ENGL 161 College Composition I 3
Spring Semester (Second Year)
CHMY 162 General, Organic and Biochemistry II > 4
CLSC 221 Clinical Chemistry >** 10
ENGL 162 College Composition II > 3
Total Credit Hours: 69/70

1. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification is required upon entrance into the program.
2. > Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.
3. ** Indicates that a grade of “C” (2.0) or better must be earned in order to continue in the sequence.
4. OR Indicates that a student may select either course, which may have an effect on the total credit hours.
5. Students who expect to continue on for a Baccalaureate degree should consider taking MTHM 171, CHMY 171 and 172, and consult with a college counselor.
6. ^ 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.

Established    June 1975
Revised         September 2008
Effective       August 2009