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Clinical Lab Assistant SP.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 13 - 14 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Allied Health
Effective as of Fall 2021

What is the program about?

The Clinical Lab Assistant certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the clinical laboratory setting performing specimen collection, quality assurance and other techniques fundamental to specimen processing. The program is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of medical terminology, lab rules and regulations, and universal precautions for a clinical laboratory. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.

Program Outcomes

  • Describe careers available in the laboratory field, definitions of licensure, certification, registration and accreditation, as well as the major routine laboratory tests in Blood Banking, Hematology, Chemistry, Immunology, Microbiology and Urinalysis.
  • Describe quality assurance procedures, components of a quality plan, controls, validation, proficiency testing and significance of accuracy, precision, sensitivity, specificity, types and sources of errors in the clinical laboratory, corrective action and preventive action.
  • Describe universal precautions, hazards encountered in the clinical laboratory, biosafety, radiation safety and the compliance standards of regulatory agencies.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist for those who complete this certificate in hospital laboratories, research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology companies.


None at this time.


Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
ALH 1113 Clinical Phlebotomy 2
ALH 1114 Clinical Phlebotomy Practice 2
BIO 1107 (Human Biology) AND BIO 1108 (Lab for Human Biology) OR BIO 1121 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I) OR BIO 1141 (Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I) AND BIO 1147 (Lab for Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I) 3 - 4
CLT 1200 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory 2
CLT 1203 Lab for Introduction to Clinical Laboratory 0
HIM 1101 Medical Terminology 2
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Program Accreditation Information

None at this time.

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.