Parkview School of Medical Laboratory Science

The Parkview School of Medical Laboratory Science has been providing Southern Colorado with highly trained laboratory professionals since 1966.

This 41-week NAACLS accredited program is designed to prepare students for a challenging and rewarding career in medical laboratory science. After the successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the ASCP BOC exam to become a certified medical laboratory scientist.

What does a Medical Laboratory Scientist do?

A medical laboratory scientist is a bachelor’s level professional that performs a wide variety of tests in five major areas of the clinical laboratory:

Program Mission and Goals

It is the mission of Parkview Health System to provide the highest quality healthcare to the people we serve. The Parkview School of Medical Laboratory Science shares in this mission by educating medical laboratory scientists that possess strong theoretical, technical, and professional skills in laboratory medicine.

The program’s goals are:

  1. To administer a curriculum which will prepare students to become certified medical laboratory scientists.
  2. To provide certified medical laboratory scientists for Parkview Health System, the surrounding community, and the state of Colorado.

Program Accreditation

The Program is accredited by:
The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL  60018-5119
(773) 714-8880

Learn medical laboratory skills in a real patient setting

Student Zach Miller streaks urine onto an agar plate in the microbiology department

Learn 1:1 from experienced Medical Laboratory Scientists

Clinical instructor Linda Wagner has been a Medical Laboratory Scientist since 1981

Learn medical laboratory skills using real world technology

Clinical instructor Dave Lipitz shows the inner workings of the Vitros 5600 Clinical Chemistry analyzer

Learning can be fun

Students enjoy a laugh during an exercise in the lab's classroom

Take advantage of opportunities for supplemental experiences

Students participate in a tour of Bonfil's Blood Center in Denver as a supplement to their clinical experience in Transfusion Medicine

Rotate through all areas of the laboratory to discover your strengths

Student Cassidy Jones utilizes a teaching microscope to perform a cell differential on a body fluid