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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayScience, Technology, Engineering & Math
AdvisorPenni Beitzel
Associate Professor
850.769.1551 ext 2866

Senior Administrative AssistantKathy Bleday

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Clinical Laboratory Science, AA

Why Choose a Career in Clinical Laboratory Science?

Clinical laboratory scientists (previously called medical technologists) are employed by medical facilities like hospitals to manage, design, and perform laboratory tests to aid in diagnosis and recovery of patients. 

Employment of clinical laboratory scientists is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. An increase in the aging population is expected to lead to a greater need to diagnose medical conditions, such as cancer or type 2 diabetes, through laboratory procedures. 

And, you will be paid well. The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports the median annual wage for medical and clinical laboratory technologists and technicians was $49,310 in May 2014.

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Clinical Laboratory Science Program Course Requirements

ENC1101, English I
ENC1102, English II
Visual and Performing Arts
MAC1140, Pre-Calculus Algebra
STA2023, Statistics
CHM1045, General Chemistry
BSC2010, Biology for Science Majors I
Behavioral Sciences
CHM1045L, General Chemistry Lab
CHM1046, Chemistry with Qual. Analysis
CHM1046L, Chemistry with Qual. Anal. Lab
BSC2010L, Biology for Science Maj. I Lab
BSC2085, Anatomy and Physiology I
BSC2085L, Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
BSC2086, Anatomy and Physiology II
BSC2086L, Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
CHM2210, Organic Chemistry I
CHM2210L, Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHM2211, Organic Chemistry II
CHM2211L, Organic Chemistry II Lab

What can you do with a Clinical Laboratory Science AA degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Biological Technician
Blood Bank Technologist
Chemical and Materials Scientist
Chemical Technician
Clinical Chemistry Technologist
Medical Laboratory Scientist

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of West Florida
University of Central Florida
University of South Florida
Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
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