Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training Program

The Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital School of Clinical Laboratory Science instructs students in both the theory and clinical application of laboratory tests through the Clinical Lab Scientist Training Program. Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences and the State of California, the School of Clinical Laboratory Science prepares students to take the certification exams given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Registry and National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel. Upon successfully passing either certification exam, students are then eligible to apply for licensure through the State of California or be nationally certified.

Students receive a certificate upon successful completion of the program. The granting of this certificate is not contingent upon the student passing any type of external certification or licensing exam.

Medical Director: Stewart Comer, MD
Program Director: Lynette Hansen, EdD, MHA, CLS, MLS (ASCP)
Program Manager: Joshua Davis, CLS, MLS (ASCP)

  • Stipend: $1,000 per month
  • Training Period: 12 months
  • Training Begins:
    • September (Fall)
    • February/March (Spring)
  • Class Size: Up to 3 students per start date

Program Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of science education to future laboratory professionals through a commitment to continuous improvements in training, education, professional development, competency assessment, and student and employee satisfaction.


Application deadline is February 1. Students will be selected in March for the Fall class and the Spring class of the following year.

Program Outcome Measures

Completion rate from program
(Published duration of 12 months)
BOC Pass Rate on first attempt
for those taken within 1 year of graduation
Job Placement within
1 year of graduation
Spring 2015
3 Students
100% 100% 100%
Fall 2015
3 Students
100% 100% 100%
Spring 2016
3 Students
100% 33% 100%
Fall 2016
3 Students
100% 100% 100%
Spring 2017
3 Students
100% 67% 100%
Fall 2017
3 Students
100% 100% 100%
Spring 2018
3 Students
100% 67% 100%
Fall 2018
3 Students
100% 100% 100%

How to Apply

Program Information Packet
Application Packet

Contact Us

For more information, please contact

Joshua Davis
Program Manager
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Clinical Lab Scientist Training Program
454 South Patterson Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
(805) 879-8182