The student entering and participating in the clinical laboratory technology program must be able to:
lift 40 pounds.
hear high and low frequency sounds within normal range, with or without corrective devices.
see with 20-40 visual acuity, with or without corrective lenses.
feel veins and pulses.
smell body and environmental odors.
coordinate eye and hand movements.
coordinate motor movements.
see different color spectrums.
read, comprehend, and write legibly in the English language.*
send and receive verbal messages in the English language* and to respond appropriately;
perform correctly simple mathematical computations*;
walk and transport equipment without assistance.
reach and position overhead equipment used in the laboratory.
be oriented to reality and not be mentally impaired by mind-altering substances.
*Reading level, speed, and comprehension, and numerical ability must be in accordance with the norm referenced criteria as established by the American College Testing Program for the administration of the ACCUPLACER Test and will be verified through the ACCUPLACER Test, which is provided at no cost through the GSCC Testing Center.
The following information pertains to steps that you will complete AFTER you have been accepted in to the program and receive detailed instruction on how to document the testing.
Drug Screens, Background Checks & CPR
Healthcare agencies have the same requirements of students as they do of their employees, therefore, drug screenings, background checks and CPR will be done at the student’s expense.
Students enrolling in a health science program must provide Gadsden State Community College with the required health care data after admission to the program. Clinical agencies mandate that students provide information regarding their current health status (annual physical and essential function) that may affect the safety of the student or the client in the clinical settings. Various immunizations are required and are subject to change depending on the health care agency requirements.
Clinical requirements must be kept current throughout the students’ tenure in the program. Clinical documents such as Tb skins test, CPR and flu shots must not expire during the semester.
The Health Sciences Division must verify that all students have up-to-date immunizations. Students who do not have documentation of immunization must have blood drawn for titer to see if they are immune.
Due to contractual agreements with various clinical agencies, currently enrolled students may be required to obtain the seasonal flu shots as a clinical requirement.
Students in the Health Sciences must demonstrate proof of health insurance. Students without proof of health insurance will not be allowed to attend clinical.