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Medical Laboratory Program
Career Outlook

An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Medical Laboratory Technician Degree and a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Degree in Medical Laboratory Science are available. Students seeking the BAS degree must complete a program of study in medical laboratory technology (or equivalent) prior to admission.

Why Study Medical Laboratory Programs at CSN?

The Medical Laboratory Program prepares students to work in all areas of the laboratory and is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Students seeking our AAS degree are assigned to local laboratories to obtain clinical experience and, upon graduation, can take a national certification exam to become eligible for Nevada licensure as medical laboratory technicians. Medical laboratory technicians work in all areas of the laboratory under the supervision of a medical laboratory scientist.  They hunt for clues to the absence, presence, extent and causes of disease.

Student pursuing the BAS degree study advanced techniques and evaluation methods for all areas of the laboratory including hematology, chemistry, blood bank, immunology, microbiology and urinalysis. They will also be assigned to local laboratories to obtain clinical experience and, upon graduation, can take a national certification exam to become eligible for Nevada licensure as medical technologists.

Medical technologists perform and interpret diagnostic laboratory procedures using state-of-the-art instrumentation to aid in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease.  They also monitor the standards of accuracy and precision in the performance of tests, analyze and correct instrument problems and may be responsible for personnel management within the laboratory.

Limited Entry Program

NOTE: The Medical Laboratory Program is a limited entry program.  Students must attend a health programs orientation and meet with a health programs advisor for additional counseling prior to application.

Degrees and Certificates

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Medical Laboratory Scientist, BAS

The Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) is an important member of the health care team in hospitals, clinics, medical research and teaching centers, and is an indispensable participant with physicians in providing critical diagnostic information.

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Medical Laboratory Technician, AAS

This two year program combines academic and laboratory courses on campus with practical experience at clinical affiliates. Upon successful completion of the above, the student may apply to the State of Nevada for the required license as a Medical Technician.

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Phlebotomy: National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certificate Preparation, SC

This skills certificate is a one semester program, preparing students to challenge the Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam offered through NHA. The program prepares students to work in a medical laboratory, medical office, hospital or other medical facility.

Skills Certificate

A Skills Certificate in Phlebotomy is available. An application is required. This is not a limited entry program. A health programs orientation, meeting with an advisor, or attending a limited entry workshop is not required. Email Us for more information and review the career guide and application below:

Accreditation

CSN Medical Laboratory Program is accredited by the

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
(773) 714-8880

Program Outcomes:

-- Medical Lab Technician Program Outcomes
(Based on three year average)

  • ASCP BOC Certification Pass Rates:  88%
  • Graduation Rates: 97%
  • Placement Rates: 100%

-- Medical Lab Scientist Program Outcomes
(Based on three year average)

  • ASCP BOC Certification Pass Rates:  89%
  • Graduation Rates: 100%
  • Placement Rates: 100%