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2024 - 2025 Catalog Year
Clinical Lab Assistant (Full-time)

Degree: Short-term Technical Certificate
Division: Health Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by

Description: Introduction to the fundamental and clinical methods and practices of phlebotomy, including basic hematology, venipuncture and microcollection techniques, along with routine processing and special testing procedures. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

Description: The survey course studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include introductory terminology, cytology, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, (blood, heart and blood vessels), the lymphatic system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the urinary system and the reproductive system. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Science elective: Choose from BIO 1107/1108, BIO 1121, BIO 1141/1147

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and MAT 0050 or MAT 1120 or MAT 1130

Corequisites: BIO 1108

Description: The lab component of a survey course that studies the structure and function of the human body. Lab work topics include histology, cytology and the anatomy of the skeleton, muscles, nervous system structures, blood components, the heart, blood vessels and structures within the respiratory, digestive, urinary and male and female reproductive systems. Summarization is achieved through the dissection of a preserved fetal pig.

Corequisites: BIO 1107

Description: Orientation to the health care delivery system, including history, economics, medical/legal issues, professionalism, ethics, sociological aspects and wellness concepts. Orientation to the use of technology in the health care system will also be provided, including user interfaces, telecommunications and networks. The development of health care team skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving strategies and multicultural health care perspectives, will be presented. One classroom, three lab hours per week.


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Spring Semester (First Year)

Description: Introduction to the phlebotomy clinical setting involving structured observation and participation in the blood collection aspects of patient care under the supervision of a phlebotomist; performing venipunctures and microcollection techniques on adult and pediatric patients. One hour seminar on main campus and 105 hours un-paid practicum per term.

Prerequisites: ALH 1113 and Other (background check, health certificate and student health insurance will be required to complete the clinical portion of the course.)

Description: Basic prefixes, roots and suffixes; terminology including anatomic, diagnostic, symptomatic, procedural, eponymic terms and standard abbreviations required for a working knowledge and understanding of the language of medicine.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description: The course will introduce students to the terms, concepts, procedures, and equipment used in a professional medical laboratory. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: Fall and Spring Only

Prerequisites: ALH 1101 and BIO 1121 or BIO 1107 or BIO 1141 and Other (Prerequisities may be taken concurrently)

Corequisites: CLT 1203

Description: Lab portion of CLT 1200 - Introduction to Clinical Laboratory.

Notes: Fall and Spring Only

Corequisites: CLT 1200


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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.