School of Applied Technology

Clinical Lab Assistant (KCL2)

Certificate of Proficiency
345 Hours

Clinical lab assistants specialize in conducting medical tests on specimens and samples. Lab assistants work in clinics, doctor’s offices, and hospitals, performing various laboratory and clinical tasks. Clinical tasks may include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining procedures, preparing patients for procedures, and assisting physicians during blood drawings and sample collections. Laboratory tasks may include preparing and analyzing specimens, performing basic tests, disposing of contaminated supplies, and sterilizing medical instruments. This program will prepare you to work as a clinical lab assistant.

Occupations in this Area

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  • 29-2012.00 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $724.50
  • Student Fees: $51.75
  • Lab Fees: $130.00
  • Books/Supplies: $414.00 - Books required for the first day in the healthcare classroom – ask your advisor when this will happen

Total Estimated Cost: $1,320.25
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

VA pending

Requirements

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

TABE test or TRANSCRIPT:

  • Vocabulary: 10.0
  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0

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

Immunizations

  • Hepatitis B Series (1st shot required)
  • MMR or Titer
  • PPD – Tuberculosis (TB) Manitou Test or X-Ray within One Year
  • Varicella (Chickenpox), or verification of disease
  • TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) within past 10 years

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.

Other

Includes CPR and First Aid

Required Courses: (345 Clock Hours)

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semesters

Prerequisite

KAOS 0110

Beginning Keyboarding

20

A

 

KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts

30

A

 

KCMA 0105

Working in the Health Care Environment

70

A

KAOS 0110; KAOS 0170

KCMA 0065

Medical Office Communications and Records

55

A

KCMA 0105

KCMA 0115

Medical Assisting Procedures I

95

A

KCMA 0065

KCMA 0125

Medical Assisting Procedures II

60

A

KCMA 0115

KWRK 0515

Job Seeking Skills

15

A

 


Certifications

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) 

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

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

1, 4, 5, 6

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

1, 2, 5, 6, 7

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

1, 2, 5, 6, 7

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

1, 4, 5, 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, 5, 6, 7

Students prepare to pass industry certifications following program completion.

1, 3, 5, 6, 7

Students demonstrate mastery of job seeking skills

1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Department Contact Info

Jordan Campus
3491 W 9000 S
West Jordan, UT  84088

General Information
801-957-7522

Program Information
801-957-3354

Academic Advisor
Butch Steffen
801-957-3317

Program Faculty

Associate Professors
Celeste Skinner

Instructors
Julia Miller