Medical technologists in california?

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Jolo in Canyon Country, California

34 months ago

Hi everyone, I am a bit confused about what I've read here. It seems that your school has to be accredited to be eligible to sit for the ASCP test, right?

However, if you join a 4+1 program. Does the school where you got the baccalaureate from have to be NAACLS accredited? From what I understand, it doesn't matter where you get your bachelor's from as long as it's transferable to a school with a post-baccalaureate internship program for CLS, you'll be able sit for the ASCP after completion of that one year internship. Is this correct?

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anonnnmoyus in Brooklyn, New York

34 months ago

Jolo in Canyon Country, California said: Hi everyone, I am a bit confused about what I've read here. It seems that your school has to be accredited to be eligible to sit for the ASCP test, right?

However, if you join a 4+1 program. Does the school where you got the baccalaureate from have to be NAACLS accredited? From what I understand, it doesn't matter where you get your bachelor's from as long as it's transferable to a school with a post-baccalaureate internship program for CLS, you'll be able sit for the ASCP after completion of that one year internship. Is this correct?

As long as that +1 program is accredited, then where you get your bachelor's doesn't have to be.

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Jolo in Canyon Country, California

34 months ago

anonnnmoyus in Brooklyn, New York said: As long as that +1 program is accredited, then where you get your bachelor's doesn't have to be.

Thank you so much, that cleared up so much confusion. I thought the same, but some comments in this site were stating things like " I have to repeat everything since my school wasn't NAACLS accredited".

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Jolo in Canyon Country, California

34 months ago

anonnnmoyus in Brooklyn, New York said: As long as that +1 program is accredited, then where you get your bachelor's doesn't have to be.

I'm thinking of getting my degree from national university then transferring to a +1 program, that's okay, right?

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anonnnmoyus in Brooklyn, New York

34 months ago

Jolo in Canyon Country, California said: Thank you so much, that cleared up so much confusion. I thought the same, but some comments in this site were stating things like " I have to repeat everything since my school wasn't NAACLS accredited".

Some schools offer medical technology programs without the NAACLS certification. Some states accept that. However, California requires you to finish a program with NAACLS certification, either from a 4 year program or the 1 year post bac program)

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anonnnmoyus in Brooklyn, New York

34 months ago

Jolo in Canyon Country, California said: I'm thinking of getting my degree from national university then transferring to a +1 program, that's okay, right?

Yes, as long as your 4 year school is accepted by California as a "Western States accredited college" etc.(Hence, not trade schools like Devry, etc.) You should be good as long as you finish the one year NAACLS program.

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CLS48 in California

34 months ago

However, if your degree is not in CLS, then it does matter what classes you've taken. They require a certain number of units in Physics and Chemistry. The exact requirements are in another thread I made.

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CLS48 in California

34 months ago

Also, getting a degree from National University may make it difficult to get into a 1 year internship program in CA as it is very competitive.

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jolo in West Sacramento, California

34 months ago

but i work in quest diagnostics... they say that you have privilage in the.positioning for dominguez hills

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CLS48 in California

34 months ago

For Cal St. Dominguez Hills, you have to be accepted to their undergrad first, and take prereqs there for 1 to 2 years. They will not accept all prereqs from another undergrad. Then you can apply for their internship part, which requires an interview and only Dominguez Hills students can apply. Being a lab assistant somewhere might help out, but you're looking at 2 to 3 years to finish. It seems to me you need to research your options to get a CLS more.

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Jolo in Canyon Country, California

34 months ago

CLS48 in California said: For Cal St. Dominguez Hills, you have to be accepted to their undergrad first, and take prereqs there for 1 to 2 years. They will not accept all prereqs from another undergrad. Then you can apply for their internship part, which requires an interview and only Dominguez Hills students can apply. Being a lab assistant somewhere might help out, but you're looking at 2 to 3 years to finish. It seems to me you need to research your options to get a CLS more.

I've been researching for a very long time. I just need to go down there to Dominguez hills to talk to cheryl jackson. So I actually didn't know that you have to take 1-2 years of pre requisites in Dominguez to apply for their internship, thanks for that. I guess I was assuming that I would only need to take 1-3 classes after I finish the CLS degree in national university before i'd be eligible to apply for the intenship considering that the degree is already CLS. Hey CLS48, I was wondering if I could reach you as I have a couple questions (if you don't mind). Send me an empty message or something just so i can have your e-mail. Mine is jolo_alonzo@yahoo.com

Thanks so much!

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CLS48 in California

34 months ago

I am not sure if CA will recognize a CLS degree from national university. You should verify that before you spend your money doing it. You can email me at clshemat@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

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Mike in Melbourne, Florida

22 months ago

I also attend NU, and I was wondering how I'd go about getting into a 1 year lab program that's NAACLS accredited in Florida?

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