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Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomy for ASCP Certification

Course number : 38205   ID : 87080    Section number : SUA-PD
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In addition to clinicians, nurses and patient support personnel, the medical laboratory serves a vital role in the healthcare system, providing clinicians with excellent diagnostic tests.  Specimens must first be collected and assessed for quality before being analyzed by the clinical laboratory; this is the essential role of the Clinical Laboratory Assistant or Phlebotomist. 
In this 9-week program, you will learn best-practices and industry standards used in the medical laboratory and can begin a rewarding, patient-centered career during the first six weeks in-class training. Become comfortable with medical terminology and the science of venipuncture, or drawing blood samples. With hands-on training you will learn to first draw blood from an artificial model and when comfortable, will advance to drawing from fellow students.
The last 3 weeks of class are spent drawing blood from actual patients in a local clinical laboratory where you will experience the real world of a CLA/Phlebotomist and have the opportunity to display your acquired skills for potential employment.
Participants must be 18 years or older with the minimal education being a high school diploma or GED. Participants are required to take WorkKeys workplace assessments in reading and math. WorkKeys may be waived with a post-secondary degree. Clearance must be given from Caregiver Criminal History Background Screening (CCHBS).   All immunizations need to be up-to-date prior to clinical rotations in the laboratory.  (Background check, immunizations and proper classroom attire will be discussed the 1st week of class.) Don’t wait, Apply Today with your application!

Class Details

43 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu.  
  Weekly - Tue.  
  Weekly - Wed, Thu, Fri, Mon, Tue.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  CE South Building

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Marisa Hill  2.Sharon Whetten 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Professional Development. Classroom and lab hours for the first 6 weeks of class are M-F from 2:00pm to 6:30pm with a 30-minute break, for a total of 120 hours. Clinical hours for the last 3 weeks will be 35 hours per week for a total of 105 hours. Contact Program Supervisor at



Registration Closes On
Monday, July 29, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 09/02/2019)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/29/2019 - 9/17/2019 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 220 Sharon Whetten 
9/17/2019 - 9/17/2019 Weekly - Tue 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 220 Marisa Hill 
9/18/2019 - 10/4/2019 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Albuquerque, Offsite  Map Sharon Whetten 

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