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Raj in Sacramento, California

39 months ago

Is PE necessary or can you just take a Nutrition class?

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CLS48 in California

39 months ago

That's right I did take a nutrition class, an anthropology class, and 2 PE classes yoga and weight lifting lol. Yea why PE as a prereq? I don't know. You can call their office to confirm.

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Dani in Oxnard, California

39 months ago

CLS48 in California said: That's right I did take a nutrition class, an anthropology class, and 2 PE classes yoga and weight lifting lol. Yea why PE as a prereq? I don't know. You can call their office to confirm.

CLS48, thanks again for all of your help. This website is so helpful! I think I will pursue LLU, despite the somewhat steep costs. As I saw you posted elsewhere, I will probably be able to pay off the loans relatively quickly after CLS certification. Thanks again!

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Dani in Oxnard, California

39 months ago

Sharon in Los Angeles, California said: Hi Dani,

I am going to do CSUDH program now. CSUDH requires 2 years residence before applying for 1year clinical. I am trying to contract the person in CSUDH but she hasn't reply my email yet. I am hoping I only need to take hematology and analytical chem instead of repeating all the required classes that I already have.

Good luck, Sharon, and thanks for your reply. I hope she will allow you to only take what you need, to avoid redundancy. Any reason why you did not choose LLU? Cost?

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Sharon in Los Angeles, California

39 months ago

Dani in Oxnard, California said: Good luck, Sharon, and thanks for your reply. I hope she will allow you to only take what you need, to avoid redundancy. Any reason why you did not choose LLU? Cost?

Its because of the cost. Also, I am working in UCLA Clinical Research Lab. I don't want to quit. If I go to LLU, I will need to be full time student for two years. I am trying to do full time study + full time working(or at least part time working)

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trza in Lancaster, California

39 months ago

MLStudent in Elk Grove, California said: Does anyone from California know if two semesters of General Chemistry with labs satisfy the Quantitative Analysis prerequisite? Also would an internship at a clinical laboratory in a Primate Research Center be a good experience to have for someone applying to CLS training programs? I am thinking of applying to this internship. I'm a senior at UC Davis majoring in Biology and I am looking to apply to training programs as soon as I graduate in mid-June next year.

no...you need analytical chemistry or instrumental chemistry...same class

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Sophia in Bishop, California

38 months ago

HI

I was curious about the online Hematology at Weber State University. There are two course: Principles of Hematology and Hemostasis as well as Advanced Hematology/Hemostasis. Was wondering if anyone has taken either, and which one is best to fulfill the CLS pre-req for programs in California.

Also, I have a biology degree from UCLA and I believe the Quantitative Chem pre-req is satisfied by CHEM 14 BL/CL which is part of UCLA's undergrad science core curriculum.

Also, I was wondering if the program at UCSF was specifically for specialists? OR do you also earn a general CLS license as well?

Thanks!

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RJ in Elk Grove, California

38 months ago

The class number for Weber State University hematology class is CLS/MLS 5102. I'm not sure what the title is, but that's the one I took.

I don't think UCLA CHEM 14 satisfies the Quantitative Analysis. SFSU CLS Program has a list of classes they accept from different colleges/universities and from UCLA they accept CHEM 184.

UCSF CLS program is only for specialties so you can't earn a generalist license if you complete one of the programs from there.

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Sophia in Bishop, California

38 months ago

Thank you so much for that information. Really helpful!

Do you know if the MLS 5104 (Clinical Lab Microbiology II)course at Weber State would count for the Medical Microbiology pre-req? If not, do you know of a Microbio course online that does fulfill it?

Thanks.

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nguyen in Rancho Cucamonga, California

38 months ago

Hi Sophia,
I wonder if you take online course, how is about pratice lab?

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Martha in Fontana, California

38 months ago

Sophia in Bishop, California said: Thank you so much for that information. Really helpful!

Do you know if the MLS 5104 (Clinical Lab Microbiology II)course at Weber State would count for the Medical Microbiology pre-req? If not, do you know of a Microbio course online that does fulfill it?

Thanks.

where did you end up enrolling for hematology and micro... please let me know, i also need those pre requisites

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Martha in Fontana, California

38 months ago

hi sophia,
where did you end up enrolling for hema and micro,please let me know if you had them online, i also need to enrol for my pre requisites

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nguyen in Rancho Cucamonga, California

38 months ago

Hello everyone,

I plan to enroll the CLS program at :
New York Methodist Hospital

Center for Allied Health Education
www.nymahe.org

I wonder if California accept this program of this school to allow me to take license Board Examination.

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Quan Lee in Rancho Cucamonga, California

38 months ago

Hello everyone,

Please let me know which course Medical Microbiology is equivalent with MIC 410 at Cal Poly. I plan to take Medical Microbiology at Cal State Sanbernadino, University Riverside or Cal State Fullerton.

Please help me as soon as poosible.

Best,

Lee

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Quan Lee in Rancho Cucamonga, California

38 months ago

Hi Sophia,

I would like also to take online Medical Microbiology online at Weber State. Please let me know how ia about lab hours? lecture we can study online, but the lab we need to attend on campus.

I am very worry about this. Please help me this question.

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RJ in Elk Grove, California

38 months ago

Sophia in Bishop, California said: Thank you so much for that information. Really helpful!

Do you know if the MLS 5104 (Clinical Lab Microbiology II)course at Weber State would count for the Medical Microbiology pre-req? If not, do you know of a Microbio course online that does fulfill it?

Thanks.

I don't think MLS 5104 at Weber State satisfies the Medical Microbiology requirement. It is not listed on the SFSU acceptable online courses.

I took mine at my University so I don't know online classes for Medical Microbiology. But on the SFSU list of acceptable Medical Microbiology online courses, they accept CLS 394 from University of North Dakota.

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Lightning in San Jose, California

38 months ago

If there are any questions about SFSU pre-reqs, shoot an email or just call up the SFSU CLS program office. They're very responsive!

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Priscilla in North Hollywood, California

38 months ago

If you choose Weber State for Micro, you must take two semesters both Clinical Micro I & II. If you have any questions for courses that are not listed on the SFSU list of compatible courses then contact Nema Lintag at LFS.

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Priscilla in North Hollywood, California

38 months ago

If you choose Weber State for Micro, you must take both Clinical Micro I & II cls 5103 & 5104

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Priscilla in North Hollywood, California

38 months ago

There is no lab requirement for the online micro at Weber if you contact any of the CLS programs they will tell you if they really need the lab but I think it is just recommended not required.

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Quan Lee in Rancho Cucamonga, California

38 months ago

Thank you for your response, but if the course does not cover the lab, the training program of CSUDH doesn not accept.

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Quan Lee in Rancho Cucamonga, California

38 months ago

Please let me know how can I contact Ms. Nema Lintag at LFS

Thank you

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Lisa in Los Angeles, California

37 months ago

If i were to choose a limited CLS license, which one has more jobs in Los Angeles,CA? Molecular, chemistry, or cytogenetics?

Please help, i have to choose one and am not sure which one is better for my future.

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CLS48 in California

37 months ago

Lisa in Los Angeles, California said: If i were to choose a limited CLS license, which one has more jobs in Los Angeles,CA? Molecular, chemistry, or cytogenetics?

Please help, i have to choose one and am not sure which one is better for my future.

Microbiology would have the most jobs and the only way to go if you're going limited. A molecular one would get you stuck in Quest or LabCorp. Micro is in every hospital and research lab, and these techs are usually not generalists so your options are much more in terms of work and mobility between jobs.

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faceman357 in Lucerne Valley, California

37 months ago

Quan Lee in Rancho Cucamonga, California said: Hello everyone,

Please let me know which course Medical Microbiology is equivalent with MIC 410 at Cal Poly. I plan to take Medical Microbiology at Cal State Sanbernadino, University Riverside or Cal State Fullerton.

Please help me as soon as poosible.

Best,

Lee

I'm just curious which course meets the Medical Microbiology requirement at Cal State San Bernardino? Thanks.

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Lisa in Los Angeles, California

37 months ago

CLS48 in California said: Microbiology would have the most jobs and the only way to go if you're going limited. A molecular one would get you stuck in Quest or LabCorp. Micro is in every hospital and research lab, and these techs are usually not generalists so your options are much more in terms of work and mobility between jobs.

So Molecular is mainly only used in Labcorp/Quest, but how about Cytogenetics? Is that used in hospitals too?

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CLS48 in California

37 months ago

No cyto would only be in LabCorp and Quest also. In general, the limited CA licenses narrow your job choices and pay, and you're stuck at a reference lab. Micro would help you get into a hospital lab where your pay would increase higher.

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CLS in Antelope, California

37 months ago

CLS48 in California said: No cyto would only be in LabCorp and Quest also. In general, the limited CA licenses narrow your job choices and pay, and you're stuck at a reference lab. Micro would help you get into a hospital lab where your pay would increase higher.

I work in a hospital, and we have a cytogenetics dept as well as molecular. I know of a few other hospitals with their own molecular labs. Where are you getting your information? This may be why others find you obnoxious, because you often post misinformation.

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Dani in Simi Valley, California

37 months ago

CLS in Antelope, California said: I work in a hospital, and we have a cytogenetics dept as well as molecular. I know of a few other hospitals with their own molecular labs. Where are you getting your information? This may be why others find you obnoxious, because you often post misinformation.

Whoa, WTF? CLS48 is the most helpful and informative contributor to these CLS forums. If you think he/she is "obnoxious," kindly keep it to yourself and let the rest of us learn.

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urban cls in Los Angeles, California

37 months ago

CLS in Antelope, California said: I work in a hospital, and we have a cytogenetics dept as well as molecular. I know of a few other hospitals with their own molecular labs. Where are you getting your information? This may be why others find you obnoxious, because you often post misinformation.

I agree with you. Cls 48 always gives misleading information.

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CLS in Antelope, California

37 months ago

Dani in Simi Valley, California said: Whoa, WTF? CLS48 is the most helpful and informative contributor to these CLS forums. If you think he/she is "obnoxious," kindly keep it to yourself and let the rest of us learn.

My point is some of his/her information is incorrect. CLS48 stated that cytogenetics would only be in LabCorp and Quest. That is not true, and to state that is irresponsible. Kaiser, UCSF, and UCDMC are all hospitals that have both cytogenetics and molecular labs. I'm sure there are more hospitals that do, and I don't know them all, and I am not going to claim that I do.
If you reread and comprehend my original post, I never said I thought CLS48 was obnoxious. I stated that others thought he/she was. Please take a look at the thread:
www.indeed.com/forum/job/medical-technologist/true-facts-about-MT-salaries-pay/t100918
to see what I am referring to when I state that others are finding CLS48 to be obnoxious. I do think CLS48 contributes to this forum, but I sometimes read a post and I know the information is incorrect.
Please don't be lazy and believe everything you read here. Do some research yourself.

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MLS in San Jose, California

37 months ago

CLS in Antelope, California said: My point is some of his/her information is incorrect. CLS48 stated that cytogenetics would only be in LabCorp and Quest. That is not true, and to state that is irresponsible. Kaiser, UCSF, and UCDMC are all hospitals that have both cytogenetics and molecular labs. I'm sure there are more hospitals that do, and I don't know them all, and I am not going to claim that I do.
If you reread and comprehend my original post, I never said I thought CLS48 was obnoxious. I stated that others thought he/she was. Please take a look at the thread:
www.indeed.com/forum/job/medical-technologist/true-facts-about-MT-salaries-pay/t100918
to see what I am referring to when I state that others are finding CLS48 to be obnoxious. I do think CLS48 contributes to this forum, but I sometimes read a post and I know the information is incorrect.
Please don't be lazy and believe everything you read here. Do some research yourself.

Thanks for stating the obvious about not being lazy and doing research. Seriously call/email whatever program you want to get into. Straight up ask them, "what do I need to do to get in?" And they'll give you what you need!

About the rest of the crap above, are you some loathsome recluse? It's absolutely repulsive to complain about someone who has provided so much on these forums. Go name name's back in your little hole.

I'm quite sure CLS48 was speaking in layman's terms since most people on this forum do not have strong CLS backgrounds. Cytogenetics isn't performed in most hospitals and specimens are sent to REFERENCE LABS like "LabCorp" and "Quest." ETC...

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Kmh in Dublin, California

37 months ago

MLS in San Jose, California said: Thanks for stating the obvious about not being lazy and doing research. Seriously call/email whatever program you want to get into. Straight up ask them, "what do I need to do to get in?" And they'll give you what you need!

About the rest of the crap above, are you some loathsome recluse? It's absolutely repulsive to complain about someone who has provided so much on these forums. Go name name's back in your little hole.

I'm quite sure CLS48 was speaking in layman's terms since most people on this forum do not have strong CLS backgrounds. Cytogenetics isn't performed in most hospitals and specimens are sent to REFERENCE LABS like "LabCorp" and "Quest." ETC...

CLS48 said cytogenetics is only performed at places like labcorp and quest. CLS simply said that this was erroneous. Yes cytogen is mostly ref labs but if you read the post thats NOT what CLS48 said.

God is anyone on here that isn't drinking CLS48 kool aid? If you stop drinking it and go back and read what you posted, you will realize most of what YOU wrote was crap and did nothing to refute CLS' point.

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CLS48 in California

37 months ago

I think the same person is signing on to different names just to try and insult me. That person is most likely Anonymous from Chicago. He has an obsession with what I post. Please ignore this person. Almost all hospitals do not have a cytogenetics department. This is a highly complex department, and if a hospital does have it, it's most likely in a large tertiary hospital.

Hospitals are primarily concerned with serving their inpatients and outpatients. Special departments like cytogenetics and even molecular are usually sent out to reference labs because the amount of work received in hospitals for these departments is so low, it doesn't make sense to put money to run them. Sending them out is more cost effective.

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anonnnmoyus in Brooklyn, New York

37 months ago

CLS48 in California said: I think the same person is signing on to different names just to try and insult me. That person is most likely Anonymous from Chicago. He has an obsession with what I post. Please ignore this person. Almost all hospitals do not have a cytogenetics department. This is a highly complex department, and if a hospital does have it, it's most likely in a large tertiary hospital.

Hospitals are primarily concerned with serving their inpatients and outpatients. Special departments like cytogenetics and even molecular are usually sent out to reference labs because the amount of work received in hospitals for these departments is so low, it doesn't make sense to put money to run them. Sending them out is more cost effective.

obsessed is an understatement lol

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Kal 67 in California

37 months ago

nguyen in Rancho Cucamonga, California said: Hello everyone,

I plan to enroll the CLS program at :
New York Methodist Hospital

Center for Allied Health Education
www.nymahe.org

I wonder if California accept this program of this school to allow me to take license Board Examination.

Did you ever find out if it would be accepted, or does anyone know? It says on the website that it is equivalent to one year of clinical training, but I am not sure about this. I understand you would also need to have all of the other course requirements as well.

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anonnnmoyus in Brooklyn, New York

37 months ago

Kal 67 in California said: Did you ever find out if it would be accepted, or does anyone know? It says on the website that it is equivalent to one year of clinical training, but I am not sure about this. I understand you would also need to have all of the other course requirements as well.

New York Methodist(traditional) goes through a 2 day classroom, 3 day rotation program for 1+ year(14 months i believe) I highly believe it is equivalent to California's requirement.

They now offer an online program, which I am not certain is equivalent to that one year requirement.

You need a 4 year degree in the sciences in order to get into this one year program. No temporary license is required.

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CLS48 in California

37 months ago

Kal 67 in California said: Did you ever find out if it would be accepted, or does anyone know? It says on the website that it is equivalent to one year of clinical training, but I am not sure about this. I understand you would also need to have all of the other course requirements as well.

The only way to be sure is to email or call the CA health dept. Otherwise, you can just apply and see if they accept it.

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h in San Jose, California

37 months ago

Does quest nicholas institute finalized the candidates for clinical chemist trainee program for next year.

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Biotin Avidin in Long Beach, California

35 months ago

RJ in Elk Grove, California said: The class number for Weber State University hematology class is CLS/MLS 5102. I'm not sure what the title is, but that's the one I took.

I don't think UCLA CHEM 14 satisfies the Quantitative Analysis. SFSU CLS Program has a list of classes they accept from different colleges/universities and from UCLA they accept CHEM 184.

UCSF CLS program is only for specialties so you can't earn a generalist license if you complete one of the programs from there.

Is CA still approving hematology class is CLS/MLS 5102. for CLS Generalist?

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Adam in Modesto, California

34 months ago

CLS48-
It seems to be rather difficult to graduate from a program outside of California then find work in California. On the other hand, is it a little easier to graduate from a program in California then find work in other states?

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ifwisheswerehorses in Centereach, New York

34 months ago

Adam in Modesto, California said: CLS48-
It seems to be rather difficult to graduate from a program outside of California then find work in California. On the other hand, is it a little easier to graduate from a program in California then find work in other states?

California is the model example of how CLS training should be done. It has the highest standards, so whereever you go in the USA, you will be accepted. You just have to apply for the individual state's licensure(if the state even has one). That generally means just having the ASCP certification(and California's is mandatory national version)

However, different states have different saturation levels, especially states that lack licensure are generally more saturated. Definitely research where you want to go.

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Biotin Avidin in Long Beach, California

33 months ago

RJ in Elk Grove, California said: The class number for Weber State University hematology class is CLS/MLS 5102. I'm not sure what the title is, but that's the one I took.

I don't think UCLA CHEM 14 satisfies the Quantitative Analysis. SFSU CLS Program has a list of classes they accept from different colleges/universities and from UCLA they accept CHEM 184.

UCSF CLS program is only for specialties so you can't earn a generalist license if you complete one of the programs from there.[/QUO
please, do remmember the course content?
I recieved the learning packet of 2 classes MLS 1123AND 5102
Thank you

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CLS Dude in Modesto, California

31 months ago

tara wai in los angeles, California said: I just got the Molecular CLS trainee license from LFS after 4 years of begging and convincing. My cost fro different applications exceed $600 up to now. I am looking for a trainee program around LA. I already has my ASCP(MB) license from 2007. Just need to attend a clinical trainee program for 12 months to get CA license. I have worked in CLIA labs for the past 10 years in LA. That does not count. Can some one help me to find a trainee lab ?
Can I work as a CLS limited license? Ps help! Thanks.

Tara-
Would you mind sharing why all those trainee licenses were being rejected? I'm applying for one next year and I hope that it won't get rejected. You can also reach me at zeroyear27@hotmail.com

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cedricwby in San Jose, California

31 months ago

Hi everybody,

I recently got licensed as a MLT, and now i applied for the CLS trainee license. Do I have to resubmit the documents, or they're gonna check the record?

Thanks!!

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surfdreamer in Vero Beach, Florida

31 months ago

I am so confused about CA. Can you take all of your classes at a university outside of CA and then apply for the clinical training portion in CA??? Like can one complete a Post-Bac CLS program and then apply for the clinical trainee program at Quest or does Quest only accept trainees from certain CA schools? Just trying to figure out if there is a way to complete the classes outside of CA and do the trainee portion in CA. There is a chance I will be moving to Australia but in the meantime I need to finish my CLS program and there are no programs where I live.

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Loukia in Napa, California

27 months ago

Hi, I'm from the bay area and I'm really interested in completing my requirements for CLS. I graduated from UC Davis and I am going to take medical microbiology and immunology there this coming quarter. I can't seem to find a hematology class I can take anywhere though. UC Davis only offers hematology to medical students and I don't know what other schools I can look into... Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can take the hematology course? Online would be perfectly fine too. Thank you so much.

- Loukia

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Minh in Irvine, California

27 months ago

Loukia in Napa, California said: Hi, I'm from the bay area and I'm really interested in completing my requirements for CLS. I graduated from UC Davis and I am going to take medical microbiology and immunology there this coming quarter. I can't seem to find a hematology class I can take anywhere though. UC Davis only offers hematology to medical students and I don't know what other schools I can look into... Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can take the hematology course? Online would be perfectly fine too. Thank you so much.

- Loukia

I am taking online hematology class at Weber State University.

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Hana in Torrance, California

27 months ago

Hi,
Does anyone know any information about the Quest and the training program? I can't seem to find anything on it online.

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1114CLS in Mission Viejo, California

27 months ago

Loukia in Napa, California said: Hi, I'm from the bay area and I'm really interested in completing my requirements for CLS. I graduated from UC Davis and I am going to take medical microbiology and immunology there this coming quarter. I can't seem to find a hematology class I can take anywhere though. UC Davis only offers hematology to medical students and I don't know what other schools I can look into... Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can take the hematology course? Online would be perfectly fine too. Thank you so much.

- Loukia

There is a hematology class at CSU East Bay in Hayward. I took it there and the professor is great! Very easy and almost everyone in the class passed with an A or B. I know its far but theres a lab portion and its pretty helpful. The professor is/was a CLS himself and he shows many useful slides of blood related diseases that you might need to know to become a CLS.

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