Medical Laboratory Assistant, Certificate

Program Overview

The Medical Laboratory Assistant certificate is designed to develop within the student practical skills in performing basic laboratory “waived” tests. Graduates are prepared to enter employment as medical laboratory assistants, working under the supervision of a medical laboratory technician or technologist.

 

The student may make written application to the Office of Admissions and Registration to receive written verification of completion of the certificate program.

 

Students in health career programs are advised to consult the Code of Campus Affairs and Regulations, section 11.4. This regulation concerns completion of all courses in health career curricula being completed with a grade of C or better.

 

Additional Program Information

Students with one year of acceptable full-time phlebotomy experience will satisfy the prerequisite for MEDT 1044, but may not satisfy requirement for certificate.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

Students would be allowed to take either HLTH 1404 and HLTH 1412 or HLTH 1416.  But all students are still required to take MEDT 1044.

 

MEDT 1044Medical Lab Assistant Skills

4 Credits

 

HLTH 1404Phlebotomy Techniques

4 Credits

HLTH 1412Phlebotomy Techniques Practicum

2 Credits

or

HLTH 1416Phlebotomy CBE

6 Credits

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

Students would have the choice to take either HLTH 1404 or HLTH 1416.

HLTH 1404Phlebotomy Techniques

4 Credits

or

HLTH 1416Phlebotomy CBE

6 Credits

Spring semester

HLTH 1412 can be taken in the same semester as MEDT 1044 or during the next semester.  The certificate requires completion of all required courses within 4 semesters of the start.

MEDT 1044Medical Lab Assistant Skills

4 Credits

HLTH 1412Phlebotomy Techniques Practicum

2 Credits

Fall semester

HLTH 1412 can be taken in the same semester as MEDT 1044 or during the next semester.  

HLTH 1412Phlebotomy Techniques Practicum

2 Credits

Outcomes

Use common medical terminology.

Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and safety practices.

Follow standard operating procedures to collect specimens.

Prepare blood and body fluid specimens for analysis according to standard operating procedures.

Prepare/reconstitute reagents, standards and controls according to standard operating procedures.

Perform appropriate tests at the medical laboratory assistant level, according to standard operating procedures.

Follow established quality control protocols.

Communicate (verbally and non-verbally) effectively and appropriately in the work place.

Identify and report potential pre-analytical errors that may occur during specimen collection, labeling, transporting and processing.

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