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School of Applied Technology

Clinical Lab Assistant (KCL2)

Certificate of Achievement
365 Hours

The Clinical Lab Assistant 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. 

Clinical Lab Assistants perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist. The curriculum will allow the students to gain competency in cognitive, psychomotor and affective competencies in entry level laboratory skills. The program will be offered in a flexible open entry / open exit format. 

Occupations in this Area

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

  • 29-2012.00 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $813.95
  • Student Fees: $54.75
  • Lab Fees: $120.00
  • Books/Supplies: $472.56 - Books required for the first day in the healthcare classroom – ask your advisor when this will happen

Total Estimated Cost: $1,501.26
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

VA pending

Course/Program Delivery Model 

This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. It is divided into several payment periods consisting of 10-weeks each, except for the final one which is variable in length. This allows students to accelerate and complete as many courses as they can within each of those time periods while the tuition and fees remain fixed. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 16 hours per week on coursework and will enroll in each course according to the established sequence in the catalog.

Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.


16 years old at enrollment; 18 years old at externship; 18 years old for Occupation and Licensure


  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0
  • Keyboarding speed of 40 CWPM (correct words per minute) on a 5 minute timing

Need a little help with keyboarding or 10 key? Academic Readiness courses will get you up to speed!

Background check (BCI) and drug testing required prior to enrollment.


  • Hepatitis B Series
  • MMR, two vaccinations or Titer
  • Two-step PPD – Tuberculosis (TB) Manitou Test or X-Ray within One Year
  • Varicella (Chickenpox), two vaccinations or written verification by healthcare provider, or titer
  • TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) within past 10 years
  • Influenza (October 1 - March 31)

Available Class Schedules

Jordan Campus

3491 W 9000 S
West Jordan, UT  84088

  • Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Mon - Thu 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon - Thu 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Includes CPR and First Aid

Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.

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.


2. Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training in applied microbiology and infection control.


3. Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training concepts of effective communication.


4. Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training in front office administrative functions performed in an ambulatory healthcare setting.


5. Students learn cognitive, psychomotor and affective training legal and ethical areas of healthcare.


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.


7. Students prepare to pass industry certifications following program completion.


8. Students demonstrate mastery of job seeking skills


Required Courses: (345 Clock Hours)



Clock Hours



KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts



KMOA 0111

Medical Terminology



KCLA 0010

Intro to Healthcare



KCLA 0020

Admin Healthcare Procedures



KCLA 0030

Basic Healthcare Procedures



KCLA 0040

Clinical Lab Procedures I



KWRK 0515

Job Seeking Skills




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

  • American Medical Technologists:Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant (CMLA)
    (Additional fees and experience may apply) 

Salt Lake Community College

4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
801-957-SLCC (7522)

Student Services hours: M-Th: 7 am - 7 pm; Fr 7 am - 4:30 pm
Enrollment Info: 801-957-4073

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