Clinical Laboratory Technology, AAS (CLT3)


Program Chair: Vickie Smith

Program Description: Program Mission Statement: The purpose of the Clinical Laboratory Technology, Associate of Applied Science Degree (CLT3) program, is to teach students how to perform clinical laboratory procedures under the supervision of a qualified pathologist and/or clinical laboratory scientist. Classroom training is integrated with clinical experiences under the medical direction of cooperating hospitals. Graduation from this program allows students to take a national certification examination, which is necessary for clinical employment.

Length of Program: Six (6) Semesters

Locations offered:

Clinical Sites Listing: SRTC CLT Clinical Sites List
CLT Essential Functions
CLT Program Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will evaluate patient body fluid samples for suitability for testing.
  • Students will perform testing of body fluids using proper test procedures and protocols.
  • Students will report laboratory test results in the proper format.
  • Students will perform ABO and RH blood type analysis.

Service Work: N/A

Testing performed in the Clinical Laboratory Technology program including clinical rotations will be educational in nature.

Students will not receive payment or any type of compensation for clinical experience or any testing performed in the students' clinical lab. Students will not be substituted for hired staff personnel within the clinical institution. Clinical rotations are utilized to provide knowledge and experience to enable students to build on the skills that are learned in the laboratory setting. Please see the Service Work Procedure for more information.

Entrance Date: Students are able to be admitted at the beginning of any semester. All CLT courses begin spring semester based on admissions criteria.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Contact the program advisor or admissions for details. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: Physical Exam, Criminal Background Check, Drug Toxicology, up-to-date immunizations, Eye Test for Color Blindness.

Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be granted permission to take the licensing examination and/or attend a clinical site.

Program Final Exit Point: Clinical Laboratory Technology, Associate of Applied Science and eligible to apply for the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) exam, American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB), or American Medical Technologists (AMT). Granting of the degree or certificate is not contingent upon passing an external certification or licensure exam.

Credits Required for Graduation: 77 minimum semester credit hours required for graduation.

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of a Clinical Affiliate immediate unexpected closure that is predicted to last greater than three weeks, students will be placed at an alternate Clinical Affiliate. Those students currently at the Affiliate will have first choice to complete before placement of additional students; Clinical completion dates will be extended to accommodate replaced students.

In the event that the number of students admitted to the program exceeds the number who can be accommodated in the affiliated hospitals, students will be assigned on a competitive basis based on GPA of their CLT occupational courses, Students who have never been assigned to a practicum will have preference over any students who are repeating the practicum. Those who are not assigned immediately will be placed on an alternate list. As places become available, these student will be given preference to progress to the clinical-related courses.

Accreditation Information: This program is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; Phone: 773-714-8880 Ext. 4181; Fax: 773-714-8886; Website: The program was last reviewed March 2017.

1st Term
Books: $696.56
Fees: $309.00
Tuition: $1,157.00
Total: $2,162.56

2nd Term
Books: $823.80
Fees: $384.00
Tuition: $1,246.00
Total: $2,453.80

3rd Term
Books: $670.20
Fees: $424.00
Tuition: $1,246.00
Total: $2,340.20

4th Term
Books: $332.50
Fees: $294.00
Tuition: $1,157.00
Total: $1,783.50

5th Term
Books: $200.00
Fees: $384.00
Tuition: $979.00
Total: $1,563.00

6th Term
Books: $110.00
Fees: $463.00
Tuition: $890.00
Total: $1,463.00

Curriculum Credits

Curriculum Credits

1: General Education Courses


Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics** 7
CHEM 1151 Survey of Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 1151L Survey of Inorganic Chem Lab 1
MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling 3
MATH 1103 Quantitative Skills & Reasoning 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Hours) 3
And the following (3 Hours) 4
BIOL 2117 Introductory Microbiology 3
BIOL 2117L Introductory Microbiology Lab 1

2: Institutional Courses


COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses


BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy/Physiology Lab I 1
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 2114L Anatomy/Physiology Lab II 1
CLBT 1010 Intro to Clinical Lab Tech 2
CLBT 1030 Urinaylsis/Body Fluids 2
CLBT 1040 Hematology/Coagulation 5
CLBT 1050 Serology/Immunology 3
CLBT 1060 Immunohematology 4
CLBT 1070 Clinical Chemistry 4
CLBT 1080 Microbiology 5
CLBT 2090 Clinical Phleb,Urin, and Sero 3
CLBT 2100 Clinic Immunohematology Pract 4
CLBT 2110 Clinic Hemat/Coagulation Pract 4
CLBT 2120 Clinical Microbiology Practicu 4
CLBT 2130 Clinical ChemistryPracticum 4
CLBT 2200 CLT Certification Review 2

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