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2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog 
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Clinical Lab Assistant: CA (Competency-Based)(CTE)

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Certificate of Achievement | 345 Clock Hours

School of Applied Technology
Program Location: Jordan Campus
General Information: 801-957-7522
Program Information: 801-957-3354

Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor: Butch Steffen, Jordan Campus, 801-957-6402

Program Faculty:
Associate Professors − Celeste Skinner
Assistant Professors - Julia Miller

Program Description:
The Clinical Lab Assistant Program, a non-credit training program, will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to competently perform the duties of an entry level medical laboratory assistant.  Clinical Lab Assistants are trained to work in doctors’ offices, hospital laboratories and other outpatient labs as an integral member of the allied health care delivery team.

The curriculum will allow the students to gain competency in cognitive, psychomotor and affective competencies. The program will be offered in a flexible open entry / open exit format.

Instruction will be achieved in a Competency Based Education format with a combination of online, classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities

Upon successful completion of the coursework at a satisfactory rate of 80% or better and receipt of all necessary documentation the student will receive the Certificate of Proficiency.

Career Opportunities:
For state and national occupation information, visit and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 29-2012.00 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Program Entry Requirements:
Students must demonstrate basic education skills as assessed by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or Accuplacer:

  • Reading 10/75
  • Vocabulary 10
  • Math 8/75

Current Immunization Status for: Tdap, MMR, Two-Step TB, Hep B, Varicella, Influenza
Background Check
Drug Screen

Estimated Cost for Students:
Please visit the following program website for up-to-date cost information:

Estimated Time to Completion:
345 clock hours

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2 - Communicate Effectively
  3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4 - Think Critically and Creatively
  5 - Civic Engagement
  6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
  7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy
 1. Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training in anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. 1,2,4,6,7
2. Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training in applied microbiology and infection control. 1,4,6
3. Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training concepts of effective communication 1,2,6,7
4. Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training in front office administrative functions performed in an ambulatory healthcare setting. 1,2,6,7
5. Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training legal and ethical areas of healthcare. 1,4,6
6. Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training in phlebotomy and laboratory procedures performed in healthcare settings, including AHA Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid. 1,3,4,6,7
7. Students prepare to pass industry certifications following program completion. 1,3,6,7
8. Students demonstrate mastery of job seeking skills 1,2,6,7

Certificates Earned Within the Program

  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR
  • American Heart Association First Aid

Certificates for Which Students May Prepare for Upon Program Completion

(Additional fees and experience may apply)

  • American Medical Technologists: Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT)
  • National Center for Competency Testing: National Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT)
  • American Medical Technologists: Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant (CMLA)

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