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The UNC-CH CLS program may award credit for selected CLS clinical courses if students meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduation from an MLT program accredited by NAACLS
  2. Certification as an MLT(ASCP)
  3. Completion of MLT clinical courses within five years of the student’s acceptance into the UNC-CH CLS program. If students do not meet this requirement, the UNC-CH CLS program will evaluate their clinical experiences since graduation and award credit on a case by case basis.
  4. Successful completion of first-year CLS courses.

MLT students who meet the requirements described above may request to receive credit for the following courses:

Course Credit
Clinical Chemistry Laboratory Rotation CLSC 570L 4
Clinical Hematology Laboratory CLSC 540L 4
Clinical Microbiology Laboratory CLSC 560L 4
Clinical Immunohematology Laboratory CLSC 580L 4

The CLS faculty will review the request for credit and base the approval on the student’s performance in the first two semesters of the CLS program. These courses represent one semester of work in the program. Credit for other MLT courses is granted on a case-by-case basis. Students are also allowed to challenge any course in the CLS curriculum. Credit is awarded after the successful completion of all other courses.