Second Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Second Degree and Certificate Programs in Clinical Laboratory Science 

Learn to help diagnose and treat patients at a program that trains dynamic and specialized scientists, provides practical experience, and boasts a high certification pass rate.

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Be Behind the Diagnosis as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist

The TTUHSC School of Health Professions offers a Second Bachelor’s Degree and Certificate Program in Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS). Each program is offered in an online hybrid format and is the perfect next step in your journey into the CLS profession. Continue your career path and be on the frontline of health care and help diagnose and treat patients with a unique training and education program.


The curriculum of both the TTUHSC CLS Second Degree and Certificate Program consists of 35 hours of online class instruction and on-site laboratory experience.

1-Year Lock Step Program
 35 Hours
Classes include a combination of:
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Foundations of Clinical Microbiology
  • Clinical Laboratory Practice
  • Principles of Molecular Diagnostics
  • Advanced Microbiology
  • Hematology and Immunohemotology
What to Expect
  • Accessible Online Lectures and Instructional Material
  • Six-Day Laboratory Session per Didactic Semester
  • Clinical Preceptorship
  • Interprofessional Education and Opportunities
Certification Pass Rate

*For the Past Three Years for all CLS Programs combined (traditional, second-degree, and certificate)

Graduation Rate


Employment Rate



  • Average Salary: $53,000
  • Job Growth: 11%
  • Job Opportunity: Hospitals, Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories, Research Facilities, Physician Offices

CLS professionals provide 70% of the critical objective information for diagnosis, treatment, and preventative care in patient care.
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Required Education: Bachelor's Degree and Prerequisites

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Phone: (806) 743-3220
Office Hours: 8am-5pm, M-F
Address: 3601 4th Street, MS 6294, Lubbock, TX 79430

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