The Biotechnology career program is recommended for individuals with a strong interest in biology, biochemistry, and molecular genetics. Emphasis will be on the bioanalytical techniques and instrumentation that are basic to understanding the application of biological systems to the field of biotechnology. Graduates of this program may be employed as laboratory technicians in universities, pharmaceutical companies, food processing industries, and a variety of industrial laboratories engaged in research and development of bio-engineered products. Students who are not seeking immediate employment have the option of transferring to a four-year institution to pursue an advanced degree. Students who plan to complete this program in two years should have successfully completed high school biology and chemistry with grades of C or better, and three years of high school mathematics including trigonometry. High school physics is recommended. Prospective students should contact Prof. Chris Wendtland, Biotechnology Program Coordinator, for more information.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to perform medical laboratory procedures and is recommended for individuals with an interest in science and health care. The program includes instruction in general laboratory procedures and skills, laboratory mathematics, medical computer applications, interpersonal and communications skills, phlebotomy, hematology, medical microbiology, immunohematology, immunology/serology, clinical chemistry, and body fluids/urinalysis. Graduates can expect a favorable job market with increasing needs and growth opportunities. Prospective students should contact Dr. Tracey Graney, CLT Program Director, for more information. Fall admission only.
Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) certification exam, which is used by New York State for licensure.
CL01- Clinical Laboratory Technician
3 year averages as of June 2022:
- Certification Exam Results (2019-2021): 83% pass rate within one year of graduation (20 out of 24 graduates). 2022 results will be available once graduates have taken the exam.
- Graduation Rate (2019-2021): 96% of students (23 out of 24) who began the second half of the program graduated. 2022 data will be available by July 1.
- Placement Rate (2019-2021): 96% of graduates (24 out of 25) started laboratory jobs or continued their education within one year of graduation. 2022 graduates are interviewing now!
2021-2022 Information for Prospective Students
Anyone wishing to review the CLT program handbook prior to entering the program should contact the program director.
The program is accredited by :
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
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Rosemont, IL 60018
The Liberal Arts and Sciences A.S. degree requirements for Science provide opportunities for students to explore career options and to select courses to facilitate their transfer to a four-year college. Students should discuss their plans with faculty advisors. Although students may select courses in different subject areas (listed below), they will receive the Liberal Arts and Science A.S. degree in Science diploma.
Students who plan to transfer to the School of Landscape and Architecture at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse, New York, may select liberal arts and science courses to facilitate their transfer. Students who complete a selection of courses developed in cooperation with the College of ESF, and are accepted by that College, will transfer with full junior status. Students should consult with faculty in the Department of Biology (292-2029, Room 8-220). Students interested in this opportunity should successfully complete high school biology with a grade of C or higher, and three years of mathematics through trigonometry.
Students who plan to transfer and earn a baccalaureate degree in either environmental science or in a traditional science with an environmental science emphasis should consult with faculty in the Department of Biology (292-2029, Room 8-220). Students interested in these opportunities and who plan to complete the associate degree in two years should successfully complete three years of high school mathematics and two years of science. Three years of science including chemistry are strongly recommended.
Students who plan to transfer and earn a baccalaureate degree at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York, in Environmental and Forest Biology, Chemistry, Wood Products Engineering, Forestry, Paper Science and Engineering, or Forest Engineering should consult with faculty in the Department of Biology (292-2029, Room 8-220). Students interested in these opportunities and who plan to complete the associate degree in two years should successfully complete three years of high school mathematics through trigonometry, and high school biology and chemistry with a grade of C or higher. Physics and pre-calculus are recommended.
Students who plan to transfer and earn a baccalaureate degree in the field of pharmacy should consult with faculty in the Department of Biology (292-2029, Room 8-220). Students interested in this opportunity should select courses to make them eligible for consideration for admission into the three-year pharmacy program being offered at a pharmacy college in New York. Students should successfully complete three years of high school mathematics through trigonometry and have above average performance in Regents chemistry. Pre-calculus is strongly recommended.