Clinical Laboratory Science
Welcome to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department Home Page! Our department offers three degree programs, an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology (AAS-MLT), a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS), and a Bachelor of Science in Cytotechnology (CYT).
CLS Department Mission Statement
The mission of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department is to provide competent laboratory professionals who are qualified to staff healthcare facilities and, thus, furnish the highest quality of patient care to our servicing area. The primary area serviced with our graduates is the Huntington tri-state area and other underserved areas of West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. These clinical laboratory professionals provide the highest quality laboratory test results that provide 70-80 % of the objective data needed for physicians to make accurate patient diagnosis. The Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department provides continuing clinical medical education for the region as required by professional organizations and healthcare facilities. In addition, it is an ongoing mission of the department to implement innovative programs to meet the dynamic needs of the medical community.
Our MLT and MLS programs are nationally accredited by National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), which can be reached by the following contact information:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Road Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Telephone: 847.939.3597 or 773.714.8880
Students from the CLS programs have a 100% employment rate within six months of graduation and are able to earn a good salary. The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science is offered through online course delivery – more information can be obtained by visiting the students tab and clicking on Online Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science Policies. A Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science is an excellent major for those interested in continuing their education beyond the associate degree in Medical Laboratory Technology to pursue advancement within the field, and also pursuing medical, veterinary, pharmacology, forensic science, Medicine or other graduate level health professions. For students interested in the health care field and enjoy biology, chemistry, and mathematics we may have a major for you!
We invite you to explore our department and our degree programs. For more information, please contact Jennifer D. Perry, CLS Department Chairperson, at the information provided below.
We are…. Clinical Laboratory Sciences!
Jennifer D. Perry MS, BSMT (ASCP)
CLS Chairperson/Program Director