Clinical Laboratory Science Program

Listed as one of the "top 20 best available jobs" in health care, a clinical laboratory scientist performs a variety of full-range laboratory tests that assist physicians in evaluating, diagnosing and treating patients. In addition to examining blood, tissue and body-fluid specimens through a microscope, a CLS is responsible for operating and correlating sophisticated and complex instrumentation.

A CLS is a problem-solver who likes challenge and responsibility. These individuals are very reliable, work well under pressure and set high standards for themselves. In addition, this very important job that often determines the course of treatment for patients, requires excellent communication skills, a deep commitment to the profession and a continued fascination with science.

College of DuPage offers a two-year Associate in Science degree transfer program. After earning an A.S. degree at College of DuPage, a student then makes a seamless transfer to one of COD's affiliated institutions as a junior to pursue a bachelor's degree in Clinical Lab Science.

The links on the bottom of this page provide detailed information about the CLS transfer program. For additional questions, contact coordinator Nancy Feulner, MT, ASCP, at (630) 942-2124, email:

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Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please

  1. Attend an advising session
  2. Visit a Health Career Program Advisor by calling (630) 942-2259 to make an appointment.
  3. For information or general inquiries, please send an email to (Please use above phone number only to schedule an appointment. Do not send an appointment request to this email).

Feedback/compliments/concerns regarding this Health Science Program. For general inquiries, please use contact information listed above.

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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