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Want to become a Clinical Laboratory Scientist and already have a BS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or another health-related field? With Elmira College’s Post-Baccalaureate Clinical Laboratory Science Program, you’ll get a competitive edge when entering this thriving career field.

What the Post-Baccalaureate CLS Program Will Teach You

You’ll take hands-on, experiential courses commonly required to become a clinical laboratory scientist. You’ll get plenty of lab experience, learning foundational skills that are needed for success in this field including pipetting, making solutions, microscopy, use of common scientific equipment, designing and troubleshooting experiments, and lab safety. You’ll also get help finding and applying to clinical year programs.

What Can You Do With Our Post-Baccalaureate CLS Program?

Entering the Clinical Laboratory Science field means performing important medical tests that monitor health and diagnose diseases. CLSs typically work in laboratories at hospitals, veterinary clinics, forensic laboratories, medical diagnostic companies, universities, or at biotechnology companies. That’s why Clinical Laboratory Technicians (CLTs) are in high demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in this field is expected to grow 7% between 2021 and 2031. But entering this field requires admission to a highly competitive clinical laboratory training program. At EC, you’ll receive individual guidance, support, and skills that will give you a competitive advantage.

EC alumni have been admitted to the Guthrie-Sayre Medical Laboratory Technology Program, the University of Rochester Medical Technology Training Program, and the UPMC Chautauqua Medical Laboratory Science Program. And our alumni frequently return to offer advice to current students.

Post-Baccalaureate CLS Program requirements

  • Have completed a BA or BS in Biology / Biochemistry / Chemistry or another health-related field with a cumulative GPA of 2.7.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member at your bachelor’s granting Institution. If you have been out of school for 2+ years, professional references are acceptable.
  • Transcripts from each institution attended

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and admission is competitive.

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Course/Credit Information

The program is tailored to each student to provide them with the coursework that they specifically need. The following courses are required for entrance into most clinical laboratory training programs. If these courses have been taken in the past, they do not need to be repeated as long as a grade of "C" or higher was obtained.

  • Inorganic Chemistry I and II with lab
  • Organic Chemistry I and II with lab
  • Biochemistry or Analytic Chemistry
  • Comparative Anatomy with lab
  • Animal / Human Physiology with lab
  • Immunology / Serology with lab
  • Molecular Biology with lab
  • Microbiology with lab
  • Statistics

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