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Advanced TopicsPATH-40009

Units: 2.00

TBD

The study of new and upcoming technologies such as immunogenetics, Flow Cytometry and/or Molecular Diagnostics. Study and learn laboratory techniques in new technologies such as: Immunogenetics th...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Chemistry/UrinalysisPATH-40010

Units: 10.00

TBD

The study of protein and chemical constituents present in blood and body fluids, their analytical methods of measurement, and correlation of clinical laboratory data with the diagnosis and treatment o...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Hematology/CoagulationPATH-40011

Units: 6.00

TBD

The study and performance of tests related to the enumeration and identification of the cellular elements of blood and body fluids, primarily red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Includ...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Immunology/SerologyPATH-40012

Units: 2.00

TBD

The study of the immune system and tests used to identify its disorders; and the practical application of immunological principles and methodologies to aid in the diagnosis of infections and autoimmun...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Laboratory OperationsPATH-40013

Units: 1.00

TBD

The study of the laboratory s role in conforming to regulatory and accrediting agencies requirements, with particular emphasis on laboratory operations and management, and overall quality. The study...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Microbiology/ParasitologyPATH-40014

Units: 8.00

TBD

The study, detection and identification of bacteria and mycobacteria of clinical significance using culture and isolation, direct and stained smears, biochemical, microscopic, molecular, and automated...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Transfusion MedicinePATH-40015

Units: 4.00

TBD

The study of blood group serology as it applies to the preparation and provision of blood products in transfusion therapy; to include donor collection, component preparation, pre-transfusion testing a...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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Graduation Rates of Students

 

Graduation Year Students Enrolled in Program Students Graduating from Program Graduation Rate
2005-2020 134 134 100%
2021 10 9 90%
 

Success Rates of Students

 

ASCP Exam Pass Rate Passed 1st time Passed 2nd Time 1st time Pass rate
2005-2009 17/18 1 94%
2010-2021 126/126 122 100%

NAACLS Accredited

The San Diego CLS Training Program Consortium is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences: NAACLS  5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720 Rosemont IL  60018-5119; ph: 773.714.8880; fx: 773.714.8886; info@naacls.org.  We are a sponsoring institution;  UC San Diego was approved by the CDPH-LFS as a training program for Clinical Laboratory Scientists in 2004.  Participating affiliates:  Sharp Healthcare, approved in 2013 and El Centro Regional Medical Center, approved in 2019.

Job Placement

Our program does not guarantee job placement, but all students trained at the SD CLS Training Consortium from inception year 2005 have achieved a 100% success rate in obtaining a well-compensated career as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.  The majority of our graduates receive multiple career offers prior to graduation.

Physical Address

San Diego Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training Program
UC San Diego Clinical Laboratories
9300 Campus Point Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037-1300

APPLY FOR THE 2022-2023 COHORT

Steps to apply:

  1. Create an account in MyExtension.
  2. Enroll in section 163203.
  3. Go to https://apply.ucsd.edu/extension/startapp.php?subjectcode=PATH&coursenumber=70001 to start your application. Save your progress.
  4. To access your application (prior to submission), go to MyExtension, click on the tab My Applications. Then click on Complete Your Application.
     
    CLOSED: The deadline to apply was January 30, 2022.
     

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Advisory Board

Ana Dowey, CLS(ASCP), M.S., Ed.D.

Lab Administration - CLS Education Program Coordinator

UC San Diego Health - Clinical Laboratories

Robert Fitzgerald, PhD

Program Clinical Advisor

UC San Diego Health - Clinical Laboratories

Peggy Kollars, MS, MT (ASCP)

Site coordinator

Sharp Memorial, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Sharp Chula Vista

Judie Nocera, CLS (ASCP), MA, CHC

Program Director, CLS Training Cons. & Bus Mgr UCSDH ClinLab

UC San Diego Health - Clinical Laboratories

Sharon Reed, MD

Advisor & Program/Advisory Committee. Director of Clinical

Microbiology Laboratory; UC San Diego Health

Charles Rhoades, CLS

Acting Chief of Ambulatory Services

El Centro Regional Medical Center

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This certificate requires an application before taking any courses. There will be a $0 fee to apply to this program. Students will also be required to pay a $95 certificate fee upon enrollment into the program after acceptance. View the complete Certificate Registration and Candidacy Guidelines.