Policies & Guidelines

Transfer Credit

Applicants with credits from accredited institutions of higher learning will be eligible to receive transfer credits. Acceptance of credits will be determined by the department and only those courses taken for credit with a grade of "C" or higher will be considered for transfer. Credits in professional phase courses may be transferred upon successful completion of challenge examinations in the respective courses.

Essential Technical Standards

Technical Standards are non-academic requirements vital to the successful completion of all aspects of the clinical laboratory science curriculum. They are provided here to make you aware of them before you enter the program:

  • Use the English language (oral and written skills) in order to communicate effectively with individuals and groups in the classroom and professional settings;
  • Understand and comply with prescribed safety policies and instructions;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the computer skills necessary to effectively retrieve, use, present, transmit, and record information;
  • Exhibit the manual dexterity (fine motor skills) required to perform laboratory techniques;
  • Discriminate between colors and identify cellular components and microscopic organisms on stained slides or wet mounts using a microscope;
  • Stand and sit for prolonged periods of time (reasonable prolonged period is about 1 to 3 hours in lecture room and 2 - 4 hours in classroom laboratory. Clinical practicums may require longer periods of sitting or standing);
  • Accomplish the basic physical and motor functions (bending, stretching, and carrying low weight objects) required for satisfactory performance of all aspects of laboratory testing procedures;
  • Develop appropriate professional, ethical, and supportive relationships with faculty, staff, peers, patients, and other health professionals