Curriculum Quick Look

For either the BS degree and PB Certificate students, the following courses or their equivalent must be completed or transferred before the student begins clinical training. BS degree students must also complete all general studies requirements before the start of clinical training. California state licensure for medical technology requires that 3 units in Physics, including light and electricity, be completed prior to issuing the clinical trainee license. Phlebotomy experience (CLS 302) is required by many of the affiliated labs. Each Medical Technology student is required to consult with an advisor regarding these electives.

Clinical Science Curriculum - 2013-14 University Catalog

 

Common Core Requirements for all Clinical Science Majors (45 units)

Medical Technology Option (76 units)

Lower Division Requirements (35 units)
  • BIO 120/121 Principles of Biology I (3) with Laboratory (1)
  • BIO 122/123 Principles of Biology II (3) with Laboratory (1)
  • BIO 250 Elements of Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
  • BIO 220 Molecular Biology (3)
  • BIO 221 Molecular Biology Lab (1)
  • CHE 110 General Chemistry I with Laboratory (5)
  • CHE 112 General Chemistry II with Laboratory (5)
  • CHE 230 Quantitative Analysis with Laboratory (4)
  • HSC (HEA) 201 Health Perspectives (3)
  • MAT 131 Elementary Statistics and Probability (3)
Upper Division Requirements (41 units)
  • BIO 324/325 Microbiology with Laboratory (4)
  • CHE 316 Survey Organic Chemistry (3)
  • CHE 317 Survey Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
  • CLS 301 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Procedures (2)*
  • CLS 304 Clinical Urinalysis/Body Fluids (2)*
  • CLS 306 Clinical Immunology and Immunohematology with Laboratory (4)*
  • CLS 307 Clinical Hematology with Laboratory (4)*
  • CLS 308 Pathophysiology for Health professions (3)*
  • CLS 401 Overview: Virology/Mycology (2)*
  • BIO 425/435 Medical Bacteriology with Laboratory (4)*
  • BIO 458/459 Human Parasitology with Laboratory (4)*
  • CHE 450 Biochemistry I (4)
  • CHE 451 Biochemistry Laboratory I (1)
  • CHE 456 Clinical Chemistry with Laboratory (3)*

* Note: These are preclinical courses from which grade point averages are calculated to determine clinical placement eligibility. They must have been taken within the last five years in the United States.

Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Clinical Science - Medical Technology (29 units)

All pre-clinical requirements must be completed prior to starting the clinical internship. See BS degree Curriculum.
The PB Certificate in Clinical Science - Medical Technology is awarded upon successful completion of Clinical Year Laboratories and Lectures (as a California Licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist Trainee in an affiliated clinical facility. Awardees are eligible to sit for the national certification examinations and for the California issued license as a generalist Clinical Laboratory Scientist.

Clinical Year: Laboratories (15 units)
  • CLS 430 Clinical Microbiology Laboratory (4)
  • CLS 431 Clinical Chemistry Laboratory (3)
  • CLS 432 Clinical Hematology/Urinalysis Laboratory (4)
  • CLS 433 Clinical Immunohematology/Serology Laboratory (3)
  • CLS 434 Clinical Special Procedures Laboratory (1)
Clinical Year: Lectures (14 units)
  • CLS 440 Correlations in Clinical Microbiology (2)
  • CLS 441 Correlations in Clinical Chemistry (2)
  • CLS 442 Correlations in Clinical Hematology/Urinalysis (2)
  • CLS 443 Correlations in Clinical Immunohematology/Serology (2)
  • HSC 491 Management Skills in the Health Sciences (3)
  • HSC 492 Research Methods in Health Sciences (3)

 

Cytotechnology Option (72 units)

Lower Division Requirements (39 units)
  • BIO 120/121 Principles of Biology I (3) with Laboratory (1)
  • BIO 122/123 Principles of Biology II (3) with Laboratory (1)
  • BIO 124/125 Principles of Biology III (3) with Laboratory (1)
  • BIO 250 Elements of Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
  • BIO 220 Molecular Biology (3)
  • BIO 221 Molecular Biology Lab (1)
  • CHE 110 General Chemistry I with Laboratory (5)
  • CHE 112 General Chemistry II with Laboratory (5)
  • CHE 230 Quantitative Analysis with Laboratory (4)
  • HSC (HEA) 201 Health Perspectives (3)
  • MAT 131 Elementary Statistics and Probability (3)
Upper Division Requirements (33 units)
  • BIO 324/325 Microbiology with Laboratory (4)
  • CHE 316 Survey Organic Chemistry (3)
  • CHE 317 Survey Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
  • CLS 301 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Procedures (2)*
  • CLS 304 Urinalysis/BodyFluids (2)*
  • CLS 306 Clinical Immunology and Immunohematology (4)*
  • CLS 307 Clinical Hematology with Laboratory (4)*
  • CLS 308 Pathophysiology for Health professions (3)*
  • BIO 320 Cell Biology (3)*
  • BIO 340 Genetics (3)*
  • BIO 422/424 Histology with Laboratory ( 4)*

* Note: There are preclinical courses from which grade point averages are calculated to determine clinical placement eligibility. They must have been taken within the last five years in the United States.

Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Clinical Science - Cytotechnology (30 units)

All pre-clinical requirements must be completed prior to starting the clinical internship program. See BS degree Curriculum.
The PB Certificate in Clinical Science - Cytotechnology is awarded upon satisfactory completion of Clinical Year Laboratories and Lectures as a Cytotechnology Trainee in an affiliated clinical facility. Awardees are eligible to sit for the ASCP- BOR National Registry Examination and the California issued state license.

Clinical Year: Laboratories (16 units)
  • CLS 450 Microscopy: Female Genital Tract (4)
  • CLS 451 Microscopy: Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Tract (2)
  • CLS 452 Microscopy: Genitourinary Tract and Body Cavity Fluids (2)
  • CLS 453 Microscopy: Fine Needle Aspirations (2)
  • CLS 454 Microscopy: Systems Overview (4)
  • CLS 455 Cytologic Preparation (2)
Clinical Year: Lectures (14 units)
  • CLS 460 General Cytology, Cytogenetics, Cytology of the Female Genital Tract (3)
  • CLS 461 Cytology of the Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Tracts (2)
  • CLS 462 Cytology of the Genitourinary System and Body Cavity Fluids (2)
  • CLS 463 Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (1)
  • HSC 491 Management skills in the Health Sciences (3)
  • HSC 492 Research Methods in Health Sciences (3)