The Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) Training Program at San José State University
The Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) Training Program, offered by the Department of Biological Sciences, is a 12 month program that enables students to obtain a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) Certificate from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), as well as a California Clinical Laboratory Scientist License issued by the California Department of Public Health. The program is approximately 52 weeks long. Students spend 32 hours a week training on site at one of our hospital affiliates, and 8 hours a week taking part in formal coursework online. If you are interested in applying to our program, we encourage you to read all of the information on this website.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we proudly serve hospitals all across our beautiful State.
Students who are admitted to our program will train on site at one of these hospitals. We have affiliated hospitals throughout the State of California, including:
Adventist Health Bakersfield
Adventist Health Hanford
Adventist Health Lodi Memorial
Adventist Health and Rideout Marysville
Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster
Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
Dignity Health Sacramento
El Camino Hospital in Mountain View
Enloe Medical Center in Chico
Fairchild Medical Center in Yreka
Feather River Hospital in Paradise
Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara
Kaiser Permanente San José
Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento
Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria
Mercy Medical Center in Redding
Mercy Medical Center in Merced
Natividad Medical Center in Salinas
Ridgecrest Regional Hospital
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San José
St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton
Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding
Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto
Stanford Healthcare ValleyCare in Pleasanton
Note: Every one of our clinical affiliates do not participate each training cycle. Some affiliates take students each cycle, others take students once a year or once every 18 months.
Approval and Accreditation
The SJSU CLS Training Program is approved by Laboratory Field Services, a division of the California Health and Human Services Agency Department of Public Health.
The Program is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), and our graduated students are eligible to take the national ASCP MLS Certification Board Exam. For more information, you can contact NAACLS directly at: 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018 or by calling 773-714-8880. You can also reach them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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