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School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties

Clinical Lab Assistant (KCL2)

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.

Certificate of Achievement: 365 Hours

Occupations in this area.

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

  • 29-2012.00 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Contact us:

For more information about this program, please contact us at or 801-957-3354. 

  • To contact an academic advisor, career advisor or faculty member, please see the appropriate tab on the left.

Required Courses (365 Clock Hours)

Clock Hours
Course KAOS 0170
Title Computer Concepts
Clock Hours 30
Semester A
Course KMOA 0111
Title Medical Terminology
Clock Hours 70
Semester A
Course KCLA 0010
Title Intro to Healthcare
Clock Hours 50
Semester A
Course KCLA 0020
Title Admin Healthcare Procedures
Clock Hours 45
Semester A
Course KCLA 0030
Title Basic Healthcare Procedures
Clock Hours 50
Semester A
Course KCLA 0040
Title Clinical Lab Procedures I
Clock Hours 105
Semester A
Course KWRK 0515
Title Job Seeking Skills
Clock Hours 15
Semester A


Clock Hours
Course KCLA 0050
Title Clinical Lab Externship
Clock Hours 64
Semester A

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $843.15
  • Student Fees: $54.75
  • Lab Fees: $120.00
  • Books/Supplies: $503.80 - Books required for the first day in the healthcare classroom – ask your advisor when this will happen

Total Estimated Cost: $1,561.70 (subject to change without notice)

Associated Costs not payable to the College

(see Requirements below)

  • Background check: $29.00
  • Drug Screen: $35.00 - at SLCC approved site
  • Immunizations compliance: $15.00 (Immunization costs will vary; see local clinic or SLCC Health and Wellness Services)

Available Class Schedules

Jordan Campus
3491 W 9000 S, JHS 011
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.

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 to 24 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

TABE or TRANSCRIPT (Basic Skills Assessment):

  • 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 Reading, Math, or keyboarding? Academic Readiness courses will get you up to speed!


  • 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 Titer
  • TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) within past 10 years
  • Influenza (October 1 - March 31)

Background Check, Drug Screening and Immunizations Compliance

The School of Applied Technology has contracted the services from American DataBank (ADB) through its comprehensive tool for student screening, immunizations and compliance. This tool, named Complio, is configured to screen for each of the items listed above based on SAT requirements. Students need to create an account with Complio and SLCC will be notified when compliance has been met.


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)


Includes CPR and First Aid.

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