Clinical Lab Specialist (CLS)

CLS 151 - Phlebotomy Units: 2

Study of blood collection methods with emphasis on patient preparation, order of draw, identification, sample collection, and selected diagnostic tests performed in the clinical laboratory. This course must be taken concurrently with CLS 152, Applied Phlebotomy. If certification as a Phlebotomy Technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology and licensure as a Lab Assistant in Nevada is desired, CLS 153 must be taken in addition to CLS 151 and CLS 152.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Term Typically Offered: ALL SEMESTERS

CLS 152 - Applied Phlebotomy Units: 2

A laboratory and classroom experience in which students obtain knowledge in and supervised practice of blood collection methods routinely used to collect patent samples for diagnostic testing. This course must be taken concurrently with CLS 151, Phlebotomy. If certification as a Phlebotomy Technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology and licensure as a Lab Assistant in Nevada is desired CLS 153 must be taken in addition to CLS 151 and CLS 152.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Term Typically Offered: ALL SEMESTERS

CLS 153 - Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum Units: 2

A clinical rotation in blood collection and specimen processing procedures. If certification as a Phlebotomy Technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology and licensure as a Lab Assistant in Nevada is desired, CLS 153 must be taken in addition to CLS 151 and CLS 152. The student must complete 90 hours of supervised clinical experience and 100 successful venipunctures including dermal.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Term Typically Offered: ALL SEMESTERS