FAQ

Medical Technology Option

Who is the program designed for?

  • Individuals who are interested in a career as a medical technologist.
  • Individuals who wish to take the national certification examination and the licensure examination of the California State Department of Health.

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Why CSUDH?

  • One of the few Clinical Sciences curricula in California.
  • Accredited through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
  • Nationally recognized allied health faculty
  • State-of-the-art technology and instrumentation via clinical affiliates.
  • Excellent rotating clinical training sites available.
  • Outstanding pass rate of over 90% on national certifying exams and state licensure
  • Flexible scheduling.
  • Small class size.
  • Excellent professional and clinical skills development opportunities.
  • Affordable tuition.

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Will the program improve my skills and abilities to meet recognized standards?

CSUDH’s program is designed to develop the skills and abilities of the medical technologist the following key areas:

  • Knowledge of testing procedures and methodologies in each area of the laboratory.
  • Proficiency and accuracy of testing procedures in each area of the laboratory.
  • Enrichment of intellectual, conceptual, integrative and quantitative abilities.
  • Promotion of excellence in professional practice and interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • Enhancement of communication skills, both orally and written.
  • Strengthening of behavioral and social attributes, emphasizing ethical standards of integrity, compassion, and concern for others.

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How will this benefit my career?

  • Medical Technologists usually find positions in a variety of settings such as university medical centers, acute care facilities, private clinics, hospitals, doctor’s offices, research facilities, colleges and universities, government and in industry.

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Cytotechnology Option

Who is the program designed for?

  • Individuals who are interested in a career as a Cytotechnologist.
  • Individuals who wish to take the national certification examination and licensure of the California State Department of Health.

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Why CSUDH?

  • One of the few Clinical Sciences curricula in California.
  • Accredited through the Greater Los Angeles Consortium by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Nationally recognized allied health faculty members
  • State-of-the-art technology via clinical affiliates
  • Excellent rotating clinical training sites available
  • Outstanding pass rate of over 95% on national certifying exams
  • Small class size
  • Excellent professional and clinical skills development opportunities.

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Will the program improve my skills and abilities to meet recognized standards?

CSUDH’s program is designed to enhance the skills and abilities of the cytotechnologist in the following key areas:

  • Knowledge or testing procedures selective to human cellular materials in search of abnormalities.
  • Proficiency on performing a variety of diagnostic and research procedures.
  • Acquisition of advanced techniques used in laboratories.
  • Enhanced capabilities to develop differential diagnoses.
  • Promotion of excellence in professional practice and interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • Strengthening of behavioral and social attributes, emphasizing ethical standards of integrity, compassion, and concern for others.

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How will this benefit my career?

Cytotechnologists usually find positions in a variety of setting such as university medical centers, reference laboratory facilities, hospitals, research facilities, government, and in industry.

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