The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Laboratory Assisting program provides education and training for employment in various laboratories. Laboratory Assistants perform specimen processing, inventory management, conduct quality control and quality assurance activities, perform point-of-care testing, and use computers to assist in testing and document laboratory activities. Students in the Laboratory Assisting Program will be in contact with potentially infectious blood, tissues, and body fluids. This program contains the courses to satisfy the requirements for the Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Phlebotomy, if applicable.
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
- Apply safety and government standards and compliance to the laboratory setting. (HCC130, PLB109, PLB111, PLB122, LBA155, LBA158)
- Demonstrate critical thinking, professional and ethical conduct in laboratory practices. (HCC130, PLB109, PLB111, PLB122, LBA155, LBA158)
- Communicate sufficiently to serve the public, patient and members of the healthcare team. (HCC130, HCC145AA, PLB109, PLB111, PLB122, LBA155, LBA158)
- Implement quality assurance and quality control principles to specimen transport, specimen processing, and laboratory testing. (PLB109, PLB111, PLB122, LBA155, LBA158)
- Perform specimen testing using proper procedures, equipment, and techniques. (PLB109, PLB111, PLB122, LBA155, LBA158)
- Apply relevant methodologies and techniques including problem solving and troubleshooting for specimen processing and testing. (PLB109, PLB111, PLB122, LBA155, LBA158)
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|HCC130++||and HCC145AA are waived for students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree or higher degree in a health science discipline from a regionally accredited institution of higher education recognized by the Maricopa Community College District.|
|HCC130||Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery (3) OR|
|HCC130AA||Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery (0.5) AND|
|HCC130AB||Workplace Behaviors in Health Care (0.5) AND|
|HCC130AC||Personal Wellness and Safety (0.5) AND|
|HCC130AD||Communication and Teamwork in Health Care Organizations (0.5) AND|
|HCC130AE||Legal Issues in Health Care (0.5) AND|
|HCC130AF||Decision Making in the Health Care Setting (0.5) AND|
|HCC145AA||Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals I (1)|
|Two or more years of documented work experience as a licensed or certified health care provider|
|Associate of Applied Science or higher degree in a health science discipline||0-4|
|Phlebotomy coursework may be waived by the Program Director for students who have two or more years as a health care professional with documented phlebotomy experience.|
|PLB109||Phlebotomy: Basic Skills||2|
|PLB111||Specimen Processing and Advanced Techniques in Phlebotomy Procedures||2|
|PLB122||Practicum: Phlebotomy and Specimen Processing||3|
|Two or more years as a health care professional with documented phlebotomy experience.||0-7|
|LBA155||Laboratory Assisting: Principles and Procedures||5|
|LBA158||Laboratory Assisting Practicum||2|
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