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Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Lab Scientist Training Program San Jose State University




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Course info


The Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training Program at San Jose State University is a 12-month training program that prepares students to take the ASCP national exam for Clinical Laboratory Scientists and obtain a California State Clinical Laboratory Scientist license.

The training program is a 40 hour per week commitment with an emphasis on hands-on learning in the hospital setting. Most weeks, students will spend 32 hours training at a clinical site and 8 hours in lecture.

As part of the application process, a group of applicants will participate in interviews which include representatives from our clinical affiliates. Students are admitted to the program based on a weighted score which takes into account the documents in their application, their performance during interview and an essay written on the day of the interview.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Lab Scientist Training Program.

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees

USD $9,286 per year for 6.1 or more units; Non-Resident Fees are charged an additional $396 per unit


21 Jan, 17 Aug, 25 Jan


College of Science

San Jose State University,

One Washington Square,



95192, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students must have a bachelor's degree in biology or a related science; 18 semester units of Biology including instruction in Immunology, Hematology, Medical Microbiology; 16 semester units of Chemistry including instruction in Biochemistry and Quantitative Analysis; 3 semester units of Physics including instruction in optics and electromagnetism; 3 semester hours of mathematics (statistics or calculus); A minimum G.P.A. of 2.8 on a 4 point scale; A minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 in last 60 units; Completion of Hematology, Immunology and Medical Microbiology courses with a grade of B or better within 5 years of application; Coursework in Human or Mammalian Physiology and Human or General Genetics.

English Language Proficiency: IELTS: 6.5; TOEFL – 80 (IBT), paper based – 550, Computer based – 213; Pearson Test of English (PTE) – 53. Application Deadline: Fall- January 15 and Spring- July 15.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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