Clinical Laboratory Science
If you are majoring in Biology, Chemistry,
Microbiology or other sciences, consider a career in Clinical Laboratory
Science. People who enjoy science, solving puzzles, working with
laboratory instruments and computers while helping people at the same
time, will find a perfect fit with clinical laboratory science careers.
Clinical laboratory professionals are the detectives of the health care
world. They search for clues to help in the prevention, diagnosis and
treatment of disease. It is estimated that up to 75% of clinicians'
decisions regarding a patient's diagnosis and treatment are based on
laboratory test results.
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science (joint degree, Oregon Tech and OHSU)
The Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science (also called Medical Technology or Medical Laboratory Science) prepares the student for entry into the clinical laboratory science profession. Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) jointly offer the Clinical Laboratory Science Bachelor of Science Program, established in 1933 at OHSU.
Students learn about laboratory sciences and develop skills in analytical thinking, problem solving, and communication to provide better health care. The structured laboratory program includes technical instruction and practical experience providing undergraduate university instruction at the senior level. The program comprises 12 months (4 consecutive terms on the Oregon Tech Wilsonville/OHSU campus beginning each fall term) followed by an extended fifth term (second fall term), which is a 16-week clinical-laboratory externship.
Completion leads to a joint baccalaureate degree from Oregon Tech and OHSU. Graduates are in demand and well prepared to enter the profession of clinical laboratory science.
The Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology Program, established in 1933, is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical
Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). In partnership with Oregon Health & Science University.