Clinical Laboratory Science Program Academic Information

Clinical Laboratory Science Program

A clinical lab scientist (CLS) performs a variety of full-range laboratory tests. The results of these tests help physicians evaluate, diagnose and monitor medical treatment. Many of these complex laboratory tests uncover diseases such as AIDS, diabetes and leukemia.

A CLS is also responsible for confirming the accuracy of test results by maintaining and performing quality control on the high level of instrumentation found within the laboratory. A clinical lab scientist must work quickly and accurately, as the information they provide to the physician influences the medical treatment a patient receives.

A CLS does much more than examine specimens through a microscope. They operate complex instrumentation and correlate precision instruments. There are five major areas in the clinical laboratory: blood bank, hematology and coagulation, chemistry, immunology, and microbiology.

CLS Transfer Program at COD

College of DuPage offers a two-plus-two transfer program in Clinical Lab Science. Students complete an Associate in Science (A.S) degree at COD with a concentrated emphasis in science courses. Students then transfer to one of the universities COD has an agreement with to complete a bachelor's degree in Clinical Lab Science.

Upon completion, a student will deliver accurate laboratory test results to physicians and will function as an integral member of a health care team with competence and confidence.


  • Clinical Lab Science, Associate in Science

When planning your coursework, use the Student Planning Worksheet. Degree information and the worksheet can be found on the following files:


For more information about the CLS transfer program, call Nancy Feulner at (630) 942-2124 or email:

Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please

    1. Attend an advising session
    2. Visit a Health Career Program Advisor by calling (630) 942-2259 to make an appointment.
    3. For information or general inquiries, please send an email to (Please use above phone number only to schedule an appointment. Do not send an appointment request to this email).

Feedback/compliments/concerns regarding this Health Science Program. For general inquiries, please use contact information listed above.

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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