Lab Tech Degree

Clinical Laboratory Technician

Associate of Applied Science

National American University’s (NAU) Associate of Applied Science Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLT) degree prepares students for careers in medical and scientific laboratories. The program includes courses in various clinical laboratory disciplines, as well as a general education core curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and the life sciences.

Students acquire the knowledge and practical skills to perform a variety of laboratory tasks in a student-centered and supportive learning environment through courses such as:

  • Introduction to the Medical Laboratory
  • Basic Immunology and Serology
  • Hematology I and II
  • Clinical Microbiology I and II
  • Clinical Chemistry I and II
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • General Chemistry and Microbiology

The clinical laboratory courses include a classroom lecture component and laboratory activities conducted in a fully-equipped teaching laboratory. Students will complete their degree with a two-part internship at a clinical laboratory.

NAU is currently pursuing initial program accreditation status through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) http://www.naacls.org/. Program accreditation will allow CLT program graduates to be eligible to take the certification examination offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) and achieve MLT (ASCP) certification.

To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes and course descriptions, view the undergraduate catalog.

NAU offers courses online, on-campus, or a combination of both, depending on program and availability.

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