Entrance Date

The clinical year commences on the third Monday in August.

Graduation Date

The program culminates after completion of 45 weeks of study (graduation in the following July).

Vacation / Holidays

September – Labor Day

November – Thanksgiving (Wed-Fri)

Christmas break – Christmas Eve extending through and including New Year’s Day

January – Martin Luther King Day

Spring break – Palm Sunday through and including Easter Monday

May – Memorial Day

July – Independence Day

Two vacations are scheduled during the clinical year, one week during Christmas, and one week at Easter time. If the Christmas and New Year’s holidays fall such that two weeks of vacation are scheduled, the school year will be extended by one week to accommodate the 45-week program.

Daily Schedule

The program is 5-days per week, no weekends.

August – January

ROTATION I: DIDACTIC (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM)
During Rotation I, students will be engaged in a variety of lectures, activities and laboratory sessions. Daily schedules for each section are supplied to students in advance.

February – July

ROTATION II: CLINICAL (hours vary with department)
During the second half of the year, the students will spend the majority of their workday rotating in the designated departments of the clinical laboratory. Due to the one-on-one nature of this rotation, the scheduled hours the student spends in the department are determined by the Section Supervisor and the Technologist working with the student. Hours may include: 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM or 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.