A Clinical Laboratory Assistant diploma will prepare you to fill a vital role.

The Clinical Laboratory Assistant program will prepare you to fill a vital role in the clinical laboratory setting. You will be able to perform duties in the laboratory or donor services field that are above the complexity level of a phlebotomist, but not yet to the level of a medical laboratory technician. This program will provide you an opportunity if you excel in phlebotomy to further your education. CLAs are employed in hospitals, research laboratories, reference laboratories, community blood centers and some large physician practices. The program can be completed in as little as 12 months.

Certification is available for you once you graduate through the American Medical Technologists (AMT). Our program utilizes industry-standard laboratories and medical equipment to prepare you in on-campus laboratories, as well as provide you with clinical experience at a local healthcare affiliate.

If you'd like to learn more about Spencerian's Clinical Laboratory Assistant program, request more information or if you're ready to get started, enroll today!

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Lexington
Class Title Hours
BIO101 Biology 6
CCS110 College Success Strategies 2
CCS121 English I 4
CCS130 Keyboarding 5
CCS245 Career Development 2
CLA101 Special Collections & Processing 6
MED165 Electronic Records Management 3
MED171 Medical Law & Ethics 4
MED172 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MED173 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MED176 Medical Terminology 4
MED211 Health & Safety Techniques 3
MED212 Medical Lab Techniques 6
MLT101 Introduction to Medical Lab 6
MTH151 College Mathematics 4
PHB214 Phlebotomy Techniques 6
PHB216 Phlebotomy Examination Review 3
PHB279* Phlebotomy Externship 4
Total Credit Hours 76

#Plus exam review and externship

*The Phlebotomy externship consists of 120 hours of on-the-job training that is taken after all other course work is completed. Students must complete 100 successful venipunctures and 25 successful capillary sticks. Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or externship hours required in their academic programs. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or externship hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position. Due to facility availability, externship hours must be completed during the day.


Louisville
Class Title Hours
110 College Success Strategies 2
121 English I 4
130 Keyboarding 5
151 College Mathematics 4
165* Electronic Records Management 3
171 Medical Law & Ethics 4
172 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
173 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
176 Medical Terminology 4
211 Health & Safety Techniques 3
212 Medical Lab Procedures 6
214 Phlebotomy Techniques 6
216** Phlebotomy Examination Review 3
245 Career Development 2
279*** Phlebotomy Externship 4
BIO101 Biology 6
CLA101 Special Collections & Processing 6
MLT101 Introduction to Medical Lab 6
Total Credit Hours 76

#Plus exam review and externship

*Course offered in the day and online divisions only.
**Course 216 is available online only.

***The Phlebotomy externship consists of 120 hours of on-the-job training that is taken after all other course work is completed. Students must complete 100 successful venipunctures and 25 successful capillary sticks. Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or externship hours required in their academic programs. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or externship hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position. Due to facility availability, all practicum hours must be completed during the day.

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Lexington Campus Louisville Campus
This program is offered at the following campus:
  • Lexington Campus
  • Louisville Campus

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