Laboratory Assisting

Major: 5134


Total credits required: 

Award Type: CCL

The Laboratory Assisting Certificate of Completion (CCL) program provides education and training for employment in various laboratories. Laboratory Assistants perform pre-analytical processes, point-of-care testing, and initiate testing to provide clinical support for testing and reporting of laboratory tests. Professional duties throughout various areas in a laboratory include specimen processing, inventory management, conducting quality control and quality assurance activities, performing point-of-care testing, selecting laboratory tests, initiating testing on automated analyzers, and using computers to assist in testing and documenting laboratory activities. Students in the Laboratory Assisting Program will be in contact with potentially infectious blood, tissues, and body fluids.

Program notes: 

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

Admission criteria: 

High school diploma or GED. Completion of Program Prerequisites. Ability to fully participate in classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting program activities. Proof of current immunization: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), tuberculosis skin test (TB), varicella, tetanus, diphtheria, and Hepatitis B vaccine (HEB). Submit current CPR card for Health Care Provider and maintain current status throughout the practicum(s). Complete and submit health declaration form signed by a licensed health care provider. Submit to a drug screening and demonstrate negative results.

Background Check Requirements Admission to an Allied Health program requires that students be in compliance with the Maricopa County Community College District Supplemental Background Check policy. Program applications will not be accepted without a copy of an Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card. Upon conditional program admission, the student must comply with all requirements of the current MCCCD background check policy.

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