The Clinical Laboratory Science program prepares individuals in theoretical and practical skills required for the entry-level practice of clinical laboratory science. Under the supervision of a medical technologist/clinical laboratory scientist, chemical/biological scientist, pathologist and/or other physicians, the CLT performs routine laboratory procedures and tasks in the areas of hematology, parasitology, bacteriology, serology, blood banking, chemistry and urinalysis.
Upon graduation, students who successfully complete the program of study in Clinical Laboratory Science and pass a national certification examination may apply for positions within hospitals, clinics, and medical practices.
The Clinical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119. Phone number 773.714.8880; Fax: 773.714.8886. www.naacls.org
Student Learning Outcomes
The student learning outcomes for the Associate of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science are presented below:
1. Graduates will demonstrate cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills necessary to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of the entry-level clinical laboratory technician.
2. Graduates will demonstrate technical skills and delivery of reliable results with assurance and confidence in performing laboratory tasks.
3. Graduates will demonstrate appropriate professional communication skills, attitudes, and ethics required of medical laboratory technicians.
4. Graduates will integrate the role and services of medical laboratory technicians with the roles and services of other health care professionals in the delivery of patient care to the consumer/public.
5. Graduates will recognize that continuing education is necessary for maintenance, certification, and recertification as health care professionals.
6. Graduates will be academically prepared to apply and seek national certification by examination through a recognized agency.
Admission Requirements for Clinical Laboratory Technology
In addition to the general requirements for admission to LSUA, entry into the Clinical Laboratory Science program requires that the applicants meet the following criteria:
1. Students must have attained an overall college grade point average of at least 2.0.
2. Students must have completed all prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher.
3. Students must be enrolled in CLLT 1010 and/or have completed CLLT 1010 with a “C” or higher.
4. Students must be able to meet the program’s technical standards/essential requirements.
5. Students must submit to the Dept. of Allied Health a completed CLLT Application Form and all other required documents by May 1.
6. Student must attend an admission orientation when the above minimal requirements are met.
These following progression criteria apply to the student’s progress prior to and after enrollment in the CLT program:
1. Prior to entering the CLT program, a student may take any of the academic support courses.
2. Neither a required academic support course completed more than five years before the time the student is accepted into the program, nor a required CLLT course completed more than three years before the time the student is accepted to LSUA’s program can satisfy degree requirements.
3. A CLT student must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses required by the curriculum.
4. A CLT student must maintain an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 in order to progress in the CLT program.
5. A student may be dismissed from the CLT program if clinical performance is unsatisfactory.
6. A student who fails to complete a CLLT course with a “C” or higher for the second time will be subject to dismissal.
7. If a student is not enrolled in a CLT course for a semester, application for readmission to the CLT program is required.
8. Hospitalization insurance, lab apparel, and transportation to and from various health facilities are the responsibility of the student.
Beauregard Memorial Hospital
CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital
LaSalle General Hospital
LSUHSC Huey P. Long Medical Center
Opelousas General Hospital
Veteran’s Administration Medical Center (VA)
Ville Platte Medical Center