Clinical Laboratory Science / Medical Technology (BS)

Health Sciences and Professional Programs
Health Professions
HEGIS Number: 1223

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Course Descriptions
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Clinical Laboratory Science

Clinical Laboratory Science is the branch of medicine concerned with the performance of laboratory test procedures and analyses used in the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of disease, and the maintenance of health.

Mission Statement

The Clinical Laboratory Science Program at York College has been structured to provide students with an education that encompasses liberal arts and basic science requirements. It is our mission to prepare students to become competent clinical laboratory scientists with knowledge, skills, and attitudes assumed by professionals as members of the health care team.

Program Goals

  • Provide a learning experience for students in the field of laboratory sciences.
  • Provide students with appropriate courses and internship training in order to qualify for NYS licensing and national certification exams.
  • Prepare students to work in large institutions, point of care testing sites and research laboratories as a knowledgeable member of the healthcare team.
  • Have students graduate with cognitive and psychomotor skills that will allow them to become responsible professionals as they perform laboratory procedures with precision and accuracy, and complete their studies with distinct entry-level competencies.
  • Have students develop a personal philosophy incorporating legal and ethical standards that govern the practice and management of a diagnostic laboratory.
  • Have students assume responsibility for their continuing education and prepare them academically for graduate school.
  • Prepare students with critical thinking skills to develop and assess research projects, including the math skills to present, interpret and evaluate project data and statistics.

Eligibility for Admission to the Upper Division and Clinical Portion of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program:

Students must apply for admission to the upper division and clinical portion of the Clinical Laboratory Science program. To be eligible for admission, students require

  1. Overall GPA of at least 2.5
  2. Successful completion of the following courses:
    Biology 201, 202 and 265, Chemistry 108, 109, 111, 112, 230, 235, 237 and 241 with a minimum grade of "C".
  3. Required Science courses taken more than 10 years prior to admission to the CLS program cannot be used for transfer credits.
  4. Matriculation at York
  5. Completion of all York College Pathways (or General Education) requirements

Clinical Laboratory Science Program Technical Standards

The technical (non-academic) standards established by the program require evidence of the "essential functions" that the students must be able to accomplish in the program. Essential functions include requirements that students be able to engage in educational and training activities in such a way that will not endanger other students or the public including:

Standards and Functions

A. Vision

The student must be able to read charts and graphs, read instrument scales, discriminate color, read microscopic materials and record results.

B. Speech and hearing

The student must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively in order to assess non-verbal communication and be able to adequately transmit information to all members of the health care team.

C. Fine motor functions

The student must process all skills necessary to carry out diagnostic procedures, manipulate tools, instruments and equipment. Must be able to perform phlebotomy safely and accurately.

D. Psychological Stability

The students must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of the applicant's intellectual abilities. Must be able to function in stressful emergency situations, and take appropriate action.

Retention in the Clinical Laboratory Science Program

To be retained in the program, students must:

  1. Earn a minimum grade of "C" in each Clinical Laboratory Science course.
    No Medical Technology course may be taken more than twice.
  2. Maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 in Clinical Laboratory Science courses and overall.
  3. Complete all degree requirements within four years of the date of admission to the upper division and clinical portion of the Clinical Laboratory Science program.

Eligibility for Field Study

To be eligible for field work, students must:

  1. Have completed all required Medical Technology courses.
  2. Maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 in Medical Technology courses and overall.
  3. Have the written permission of the Medical Technology Director.

Clinical Laboratory Science / Medical Technology BS


Major Discipline Requirements

Required Basic Science Courses 32 
BIO201 Principles I 
BIO202 Principles II 
BIO265 Clincial Microbiology 
CHEM108 Principles of Chemistry I  3.5 
CHEM109 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory  1.5 
CHEM111 Principles of Chemistry II  3.5 
CHEM112 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory  1.5 
CHEM230 Essentials of Organic Chemistry 
CHEM235 Laboratory in Organic Chemistry 
CHEM237 Toxicology 
CHEM241 Instrumental Methods of Analysis 

Technology Courses

HPGC102 Public Health 
HPMT252 Introduction to Hematology & Phlebotomy 
HPMT330 Human Anatomy and Physiology for Clinical Lab Scientists 
HPMT332 Tissue Techniques 
HPMT341 Clinical Immunoserology 
HPMT343 Immuno-Hematology and Blood Banking 
HPMT351 Clinical Chemistry 
HPMT352 Advanced Hematology 
HPMT353 Medical Mycology & Parasitology 
HPMT354 Coagulation 
HPMT357 Clinical Bacteriology 
HPMT358 Diagnostic Techniques in Molecular Pathology 
HPMT361 Urinalysis and Body Fluids 
HPMT362 Seminar for Professional Issues in Clinical Lab Sciences 


HPMT459 Internship for Clinical Lab Sciences 
HPMT460 Internship for Clinical Lab Sciences 

For a suggested four-year plan to complete the Pathways and Major requirements, please see the Clinical Laboratory Science four-year plan.

Suggested courses for free electives to be selected by the student in consultation with the advisor to suit the student's career objective:

Mathematics 111; Chemistry 233, 234; HPGC 201; Biology 301, 307,336,325,412; Physics 105, 106.

Students considering graduate studies are advised to take these elective courses: Chemistry 233, 234; Biology 325; Physics 101, 102.

Medical Technology Hospitals Available for Student Internships

  • Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx
  • North Central Hospital, Bronx
  • Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx
  • Core-North Shore LIJ Health Systems, (Multiple Facilities)
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Nassau County
  • North Shore University Hospital, Nassau County
  • Brookdale Hospital, Brooklyn
  • Elmhurst Hospital, Queens
  • Jamaica Hospital, Queens
  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Queens
  • St. Barnabus Hospital, Bronx
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) Board of Directors' has awarded initial accreditation for five years effective April 8, 2010 to York College of CUNY's Clinical Laboratory Science Program.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)
(773) 714-8880
8410 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 670
Chicago, Illinois 60631

Job placement in a health care setting was reported by 90% of graduates responding to a survey.

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