The Medical Laboratory Science Department provides students with the appropriate education and training to develop entry-level competencies in all routine areas of the clinical laboratory.
Students not only learn the basic theory and techniques necessary to function in a clinical laboratory, but also take opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills gained on campus to actual patient care situations. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take one or more of the nationally recognized certification exams.
Winston-Salem State University Medical Laboratory Science Program is the largest contributor of minority graduates to the laboratory workforce in the state of North Carolina. In the past three years, over 90% of WSSU MLS graduates have found jobs within six months after graduating.
Programs of Study
Satisfactory completion of the degree requirements, students are eligible to take national certification examinations. Passing a national certification exam is strongly recommended for achieving the greatest range of career and advancement opportunities. Examinations are administered by American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP –BOC) and American Medical Technologists (AMT).
North Carolina does not require state licensure.
Winston-Salem State University Medical Laboratory Science Program is the largest contributor of minority graduates to the laboratory workforce in the state of North Carolina.
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|Certification Examination Pass Rate - (Combined ASCP - BOC & AMT)
Minimum 3 year benchmarks met/exceeded for each certification examination.
The Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. 773-714-8880 773-714-8886 (f) and meets educational requirements for all states.