4 more courses. Where Can I take these in the bay area?

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Apl420 in San Francisco, California

18 months ago

Hey guys,

Anyone know where can I take Hematology, Immunology, Medical Biology, and Quantitative analysis chemistry?
I've looked at sfsu, ccsf, skyline and none of them offer it this summer. probably due to budget cuts?
Do I have to wait until August to try to get these courses at sfsu?

--more about me--

I went to UCSC and graduated with a MCD Biology degree with the intent of going to optometry school. However, I decided not to pursue this professional anymore, since I hate the feeling of living with loans on my shoulder. I had $15k student loan as an undergrad and making $2k/month now. Probably made about 16-17k (after taxes) since I started working in September, but I have only paid 10k off my loans. that other 1/3rd of my income went to bills, etc.
I can't imagine owing $150k-200k loans for optometry school , even if I'm making 2-4x the income. I will also have a family to support and definitely more bills to come later on.

I definitely enjoyed working in labs during my undergrad, and I'm applying for lab jobs right now to get more experience.
Due to a certain incident when I was young and hospitalize for a month, I've always been inspired to go into a profession that can help and make a difference. I hope I've made a good decision by changing to CLS.

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whisper in California

18 months ago

Weber State offers some of these classes online, but you will need to go to a testing center to take the exams. Most CLS programs prefer that at least hematology and medical micro have a lab component, but it's not mandatory. If you have recent or current lab experience (especially in a clinical lab) either through work or school/research, you probably don't need to worry so much about taking classes with lab components.

If I remember correctly, the website for the SFSU CLS program also has a spreadsheet that lists where you can take these classes. When I took my pre-reqs, most of them were only offered once a year, so it is possible that you won't be able to take all of them right away. The CLS programs in the Bay Area take students twice a year (spring and fall), and if you finish your pre-reqs by December, I think you should still be able to apply for the class starting in March 2014.

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oiboyz in Los Angeles, California

18 months ago

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Apl420 in San Francisco, California

18 months ago

Thank you for the responses guys!
they were really helpful :)

I'm still going to try my best to get into an actual courses with lab, since you can never have too much experience going into the lab field. I might take immunology as online course through Berkeley extension or Weber if I have to.

Does hematology have a lab as well?

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Apl420 in San Francisco, California

18 months ago

oops nevermind that question.
Does not hahah. Might be able to take that class online as well then =]

Just gotta hope to get into Quantitative analysis and med microbio at sfsu.

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Becky in Maple Ridge, British Columbia

18 months ago

I just moved from Santa Cruz! It's a great place. Have you looked into SJSU, I think they reinstated their CLS program. It will be hard to find a full time job in Santa Cruz, but you will have more luck over the hill.

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