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2020-21 Catalog 
2020-21 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Laboratory Assistant Certificate of Achievement

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Clinical lab assistants perform laboratory work such as processing and testing specimens, reporting the results, and performing data entry. This is an entry-level position available in many medical settings. Graduates of this program should have a hiring advantage over applicants with no laboratory training.

Learning Outcomes:

Certificate recipients should possess the following skills & abilities:

  • Apply the theory associated with laboratory testing in the areas of chemistry, hematology, microbiology, toxicology, serology and urinalysis
  • Interpret and use terminology and abbreviations associated with clinical laboratory testing and processing
  • Prepare laboratory specimens following quality assurance and quality control protocols, perform basic tests, and interpret, record, and report results in the areas of chemistry, hematology, microbiology, toxicology, serology and urinalysis
  • Accurately communicate test results to healthcare personnel
  • Communicate respectfully and professionally with co-workers, health care professionals, customers, patients, and their families
  • Practice responsible and confidential communications and apply an understanding of clinical lab laws and ethics as required in health care practice
  • Recognize and respect cultural influences and practices

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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Choose One Option From the Following Anatomy and Physiology courses: 6-12 CR

Choose At Least 3 Credits From the Following Wellness Courses:

Total: 49-57 CR

*Standard department recommendation. Alternative choices are accepted, to support students’ educational and professional goals.
**See Catalog for defined prerequisite or placement standards.

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