Associate of Science
Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program was developed by Our Lady of the
Lake College to meet the changing needs of the clinical hospital
laboratory. Students gain an understanding of the theory of
diseases and their effects on laboratory testing. They also
perform a clinical rotation in a healthcare facility lab, following a
program that stresses the basic diagnostic laboratory testing
principles. Graduates find employment in a variety of
environments, including hospitals, medical laboratories, physician’s
offices and clinics, blood banks, research laboratories and with the
Clinical Laboratory Sciences programs are accredited by the National
Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS; 8410 West
Bryn Maur Avenue, Suite 680, Chicago, IL 60631; (773) 714-8880).
Associate Degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences curriculum consists of
seventy-four credit hours over 18 months. The clinical sequence is
designed to be completed in three semesters, during which the student is
All applicants should
meet the following minimum requirements for admission to the Clinical
Laboratory Sciences Program:
High school diploma
with minimum grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better
or the equivalent of a high school diploma (General Education
Development) with an average score of 50 or better.
Achievement of a
minimum ACT composite score of 20.
requirements waived following successful completion of nine (9) hours of
arts and sciences coursework required for the Clinical Laboratory
requirement may be waived following successful completion of nine (9)
hours of arts and sciences coursework required for the Clinical
Laboratory Sciences Program.)
Our Lady of the Lake
College welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. All
transcripts are reviewed on an individual basis, according to College
policy, in order to determine eligibility and placement in the program.
Equal educational opportunities are offered to all who meet entrance
requirements, without regard to race, gender, ethnicity, creed, marital
status or age.
Applications to the
Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program are due on or before March 1 for
the class beginning in June. At this time, a class of up to 13
students may be accepted. Call (225) 768-1700 for application
Lady of the Lake College Student Financial Aid Office is available
to all applicants to discuss eligibility for financial assistance.
Please call (225) 768-1714 to schedule an appointment.
encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
form. Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical center also offers
tuition reimbursement to qualifying employees.
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about the Associate of Science Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or to request
an application packet, please call (225) 768-1700 or e-mail:
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