The Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology (CLS/MT) Training Program is a full-time, one-year educational program that leads to a career in diagnostic laboratory medicine. In the learning environments of the University of California Irvine Medical Center, participants acquire the academic knowledge, technical skills, and critical thinking experiences necessary to become proficient healthcare professionals. Participants put their scientific knowledge into practice, and are prepared to perform laboratory procedures related to patient diagnosis and treatment.
Upon successful completion of the program, participants are awarded the Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology Certificate and are prepared to take the exam leading to licensure as a California CLS and certification as an MLS through the American Society for Clinical Pathology.
This program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS - 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119), and approved by the California Department of Public Health and the UCI Allied Health Committee.
Who Should Enroll
Individuals with a strong interest in laboratory science and who are seeking healthcare careers will be interested in the CLS/MT training program. Program graduates are currently in high demand and opportunities for career advancement are widely available. Clinical laboratory scientists may also pursue careers in fields that include laboratory management, education, forensic science, research and development, and technical sales/support.
Occupational summary for medical and clinical laboratory technologists and technicians.