Clinical Lab Assistant

Clinical Lab Assistant

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Program Overview
As of July 1 2017, this program is not accepting new students.

As a clinical lab assistant, you will 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. Some of these tasks include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining procedures, preparing patients for procedures, and assisting physicians during blood drawings and sample collections. Additional tasks include preparing and analyzing specimens, performing basic tests, disposing of contaminated supplies and sterilizing medical instruments.

This is a cohort program that will require students to move at a similar pace throughout the length of the program with specified start and end dates.


Must be 18 years of age, have High School diploma or GED and a current AZ Level I fingerprint clearance card; Health & Safety requirements (immunizations & medical release); and background check. Drug screening required.  Level I fingerprint clearance card, Health and Safety documentation (immunizations, urine drug screen, uniforms and personal equipment are paid for by the student) costs will vary. 

Information Session Attendance

If you are interested in a Healthcare program offered at the Central City Campus, you will be required to attend an Information/Advising Session that will provide in-depth information and enrollment guidance. The sessions are held every Tuesday, from 1 to 2 p.m., in the Healthcare Department (Building A, Entry #4, Room A232).


Upon a successful completion of this program, you may find employment as a certified clinical laboratory technician, clinical laboratory technician, laboratory assistant, medical laboratory technician, and others. 

You also may take advantage of our career services to gain skills in interviewing, resume writing, looking for a job and other career guidance. Through these services you will be better prepared to complete successful interviews and attain employment.

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Clock Hour Program

Clock-based certificates are training programs that provide skills for quick entry into the workforce. The clock-hour programs have specific year-round start dates.

Program Locations

Central City Campus 

Job Titles

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians**

Program Cost

Certificate of Competency - Clinical Lab Assistant:  $4,792*

Median Salary

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* Please note that these are only estimates. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. 

** For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, as well as wage and employment trend information.

Degrees & Certificates



Program Number Completion Time* Program Costs*
Clinical Lab Assistant 1404 686 hr | 8 mo $4,792


*Months based on 24 hours a week/4 weeks a month. Actual completion times may vary. Costs include tuition, lab fees and an estimated book cost. Amount based on current estimates and will vary.

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Debra Phillips
(602) 238-4367