Graduate Coordinator: W. Bigler
Certificate in Medical Technology
The 62-week (2,548 hour) Certificate in Medical Technology program prepares students for the State of California licensure examination for Clinical Laboratory Technologists (CLT), for the National Certification Agency for Clinical Laboratory Personnel's Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) examination, and for the Board of Registry examination for medical technology certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (MT-ASCP). The job opportunities for graduates are primarily in hospital and reference laboratories, but students are well prepared for careers as laboratory supervisors, research technicians, laboratory consultants, industrial technical representatives, marketing specialists for laboratory products, etc. Graduates who excel and aspire to master's and doctoral degrees are well prepared to enter many specialty disciplines; e.g., medicine (especially human and veterinary clinical pathology), microbiology, immunology, clinical chemistry, etc.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CLINICAL SCIENCE
Graduate Advisers—Bigler, Blackwood, Romeo, Schmidt
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Clinical Science discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).
Program Units BIOL 700 Biological Literature 2 CLSC 703 Biostatistics and Quality Control 2 CLSC 705 Laboratory Administration 3 CLSC 708 Laboratory Instrumentation and Electronics 3 CLSC 880 Seminar in Clinical Science (1) or CLSC 881, 882, 883, 884, 885, 886, 887 1 Plan A Upper division or graduate courses selected with the approval of student's advisory committee 16 CLSC 896 Directed Reading 1 CLSC 897 Research 0-1 CLSC 895 Research Project 3 and Preliminary Oral Examination and Oral Comprehensive Examination Minimum total 31 Plan B Upper division or graduate courses selected with the approval of student's advisory committee 10-14 CLSC 896 Directed Reading 1 CLSC 897 Research 2-6 CLSC 898 Master's Thesis 3 and Preliminary Oral Examination and Oral Defense of Thesis Minimum total 31
CERTIFICATE IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
Graduate Advisers—Haas, Herrmann, Seman, Rogers
Six semester units (CLSC 705, 708) of the 30-unit program may be counted toward completion of SFSU's Master of Science in Clinical Science degree program.
First Semester Units CESP 549 CAMT Intersession 0 CLSC 701 On-Campus Laboratory Internship 9 CLSC 703 Biostatistics and Quality Control 2 CLSC 704 Quality Control Workshop 1 CLSC 708 Laboratory Instrumentation and Electronics 3 Second Semester CLSC 702 Off-Campus Clinical Laboratory Internship 12 CLSC 705 Laboratory Administration 3 Minimum total 30
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