Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Clinical Laboratory Science


Ellen L. Aho, academic program director
Susan Hollister, M.T., M.S., clinical program director (School of Clinical Laboratory Science, Sanford Medical Center)
Alice Hawley, M.T., education coordinator (School of Clinical Laboratory Science, Sanford Medical Center)

To become registered in clinical laboratory science, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • complete the preprofessional curriculum in clinical laboratory science at Concordia College
  • complete clinical training at an accredited school of clinical laboratory science
  • pass a national certification examination

Upon successful completion of the clinical internship training, the student is awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in clinical laboratory science from Concordia College.

The clinical laboratory science program provides learning experiences that prepare students to achieve the following outcomes:

  • to have a firm understanding of accurate, up-to-date information about clinical laboratory science
  • to display technical competency in all areas of the clinical laboratory
  • to develop critical thinking skills needed for clinical competency
  • to develop professional skills needed in the healthcare setting
  • to be prepared to meet the changing needs of the laboratory and healthcare environments of the future
  • to interact with educators and other students in a positive, vital, respectful environment
  • to become lifelong learners

Any student who desires to enter clinical laboratory science must consult the academic program director. The candidate for a bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science must complete 126 credits for graduation. Of this total, clinical internship training is assigned a weight of 32 credits and these 32 credits constitute the clinical laboratory science major. The candidate must have earned at least 63.0 grade points in the 126 credits presented for graduation.

Programs Offered



CLIN 470  -  Clinical Chemistry,  7 credits.  

Lecture and laboratory instruction in medically oriented biochemistry as applied to normal and abnormal physiology and analysis of body constituents. Also includes instruction in instrumentation.

CLIN 471  -  Clinical Coagulation,  1 credits.  

Lecture and laboratory instruction in the chemistry of blood clotting.

CLIN 472  -  Immunohematology,  6 credits.  

Lecture and laboratory instruction in theory and practice of immunohematology as applied to blood transfusions, component therapy, immunologic diagnostic procedure and blood bank administration.

CLIN 473  -  Clinical Hematology,  6 credits.  

Lecture and laboratory instruction in the analysis of the cellular elements of the blood and bone marrow, both normal and abnormal.

CLIN 474  -  Clinical Microbiology,  8 credits.  

Lecture and laboratory instruction in the isolation and identification of pathogenic organisms and of their susceptibility to therapeutic agens. Includes bacteriology, parasitology, mycology and virology.

CLIN 475  -  Clinical Immunology,  1 credits.  

Lecture and laboratory instruction applying the principles of immunology to serologic diagnosis.

CLIN 476  -  Clinical Microscopy,  2 credits.  

Lecture and laboratory instruction in anatomy and physiology of the kidney, methodology and clinical significance in examination of the physical and chemical composition of urine.

CLIN 477  -  Professional Topics,  1 credits.  

Instruction in management and education topics.

CLIN 495  -  Clinical Laboratory Science Internship,  0-15 credits.  

Program comprised of seven classes: Clinical Chemistry; Immunohematology; Clinical Hematology; Clinical Microbiology; Clinical Immunology; Clinical Microscopy; Professional Topics. Lecture and laboratory instruction conducted in hospital setting.

Frequency: Every Semester  
CLIN 496  -  Special Topics,  0-8 credits.