Post-BS Professional Certificate - Medical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Science

Post-BS Professional Certificate

Program Delivery

On Campus, Online

Total Credits

12 Credits

About the Medical Laboratory Science Certificate Program

UCCS students who graduate from the Medical Laboratory Science option in the Health Science Department and want to become a Medical Laboratory Scientist are encouraged to apply to the Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science (CCMLS), a program of the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Focus of Study

The focus of study of the Medical Laboratory Science Certificate program is a medical laboratory science.

The curriculum consists of 7 months of didactic and student laboratory coursework and 5 months of clinical coursework, both in the Denver metro area and surrounding areas.

Students will learn various aspects of medical laboratory science, including Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, and Blood Banking, through a combination of lectures, student laboratory work, and hands-on experience in clinical laboratories. 

Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take a national board certification exam in medical laboratory science offered by The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

Program Requirements

CCMLS accepts up to 12 UCCS students who meet the program requirements.

Program Coursework

CCMLS provides the didactic, student laboratory, and clinical coursework needed to complete the professional certification requirements.

CCMLS has clinical affiliates at Centura Penrose St. Francis Health Services and UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs and can provide an opportunity for UCCS-CCMLS students to be assigned to clinical coursework in the Colorado Springs area.

Program Accreditation

CCMLS is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).