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Laboratory Assisting

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Laboratory Assisting program provides education and training for employment in various laboratories. Laboratory Assistants perform specimen processing, inventory management, conduct quality control and quality assurance activities, perform point-of-care testing, and use computers to assist in testing and document laboratory activities. Students in the Laboratory Assisting Program will be in contact with potentially infectious blood, tissues, and body fluids. This program contains the courses to satisfy the requirements for the Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Phlebotomy, if applicable.

This is a Fast Track Certificate, which can be completed in two semesters or less.

Details

Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Laboratory Assisting (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5134N
Total credits required
5-9
Catalog Year
2024-2025
Effective Term
Fall 2023
Admissions criteria

High school diploma or GED.
Ability to participate fully in classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting program activities.

Formal application and admission to the program are required. Obtain an Application from the Program Director, a Health Professional Academic Advisor, or the mini传媒入口 Web site.

Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Apply safety and government standards and compliance to the laboratory setting.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking, professional and ethical conduct in laboratory practices.
  3. Communicate sufficiently to serve the public, patient and members of the healthcare team.
  4. Implement quality assurance and quality control principles to specimen transport, specimen processing, and laboratory testing.
  5. Perform specimen testing using proper procedures, equipment, and techniques.
  6. Apply relevant methodologies and techniques including problem solving and troubleshooting for specimen processing and testing.

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the . Updated May 2022.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
0鈥4
OR
Verification of two years of employment as a clinical lab assistant, specimen processer, or phlebotomist (0) 0-4
0鈥4

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
5

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
0鈥4
OR
Verification of two years of employment as a clinical lab assistant, specimen processer, or phlebotomist (0) 0-4
0鈥4

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
5
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

View MCCCD鈥檚 for additional details regarding the requirements of this award .

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