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Medical Laboratory Science

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Program Type:

Major, License & Certification, Specialty Program

Academic Division:

Science & Mathematics

Medical Laboratory Science (BS)

Students will take a minimum of 90 credit hours at NDC and an additional 32 credit hours at the Cleveland Clinic School of Medical Laboratory Science.

The 3 +1 program prepares students to become eligible for licensure by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. The students who successfully complete the year-long internship at the Cleveland Clinic will sit for the boards one day after completion of the program. Once students pass the exam they will have the professional title of MLS (ASCP).

Students who intend to enter this program must be admitted to the college with the preparedness to enter into General Biology I (BI 114/115) and General Chemistry I (CH118/119).

Admission requirements for the program at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) include completion of all the required courses at NDC with a minimum GPA of 2.5, see https://my.clevelandclinic.org/-/scassets/files/org/pathology/med-technology/laboratory-student-handbook-19-20

Required Coursework in Biology: 26 credits

BI 114, BI 115 General Biology I and Lab: Molecular Biology

BI 307, BI 307L Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab

BI 340, BI 341 Parasitology and Lab

BI 350 Genetics

BI 360, BI 361 Microbiology and Lab

BI 430 Immunology

BI 465, 466 Research Methods and Lab

Required Coursework in Chemistry: 22 credits

CH 118, CH 119 General Chemistry I and Lab

CH 120, CH 121 General Chemistry II and Lab

CH 211, CH 213 Organic Chemistry I and Lab

CH 214, CH 215 Organic Chemistry II and Lab

CH 305, CH 306 Biochemistry I and Lab

Required Coursework in Mathematics: 3 credits

MA 221 Statistics

Recommended Coursework:

BI 116, BI 117 General Biology II: Organismal and Lab

BI 300, BI 301 Human Anatomy and Physiology for Majors I and Lab

BI 302, BI 303 Human Anatomy and Physiology for Majors II and Lab

BI 486, 487, 488, 489 Independent Research

MA 120 Precalculus

Courses to be completed at CCF (year 4): 32 credits

MLS 300 Urinalysis and Fluids

MLS 301 Coagulation

MLS 302 Bacteriology I

MLS 303 Bacteriology II

MLS 304 Mycology

MLS 305 Molecular Diagnostics

MLS 306 Parasitology

MLS 400 Clinical Hematology I

MLS 401 Clinical Hematology II

MLS 402 Clinical Chemistry I

MLS 403 Clinical Chemistry II

MLS 404 Lab Operations I

MLS 405 Lab Operations II

MLS 406 Lab Operations III

MLS 407 Immunopathology I

MLS 408 Immunopathology II

MLS 409 Immunohematology I

MLS 410 Immunohematology II

See CCF Student Handbook for course credit hours and descriptions: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/-/scassets/files/org/pathology/med-technology/laboratory-student-handbook-20-21.ashx

Financial Considerations

Institutional Aid may be adjusted due to the expense of the Cleveland Clinic School of Medical Laboratory Science.

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