DO YOU ENJOY WORKING IN THE LABORATORY?
This transfer track is designed to prepare students for upper division studies in clinical laboratory science programs. These upper division programs include a year of upper division work (accelerated program) at selected institutions or may be completed in a 2 + 1 program in which clinical training is completed after receipt of the B.S. degree. Admission to the clinical phase of the upper division program is usually competitive and usually requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all science or math/science courses attempted. Graduates are eligible to take the Registry Examination of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or the NCA. Passing these or similar tests is a general requirement for employment in the profession. Clinical laboratory scientists (previously called medical technologists) are employed by medical facilities to manage, design, and perform laboratory tests to aid in diagnosis and recovery of patients. State universities having the upper division work include UWF, FIU, FAU, USF, and UCF. The following track was designed in conjunction with the University of West Florida program. It is strongly recommended that students carefully examine the catalog of the university to which transfer is expected.