Medical Laboratory Assistant
The SWIC Medical Laboratory Assistant program prepares students to assist in the clinical laboratory by preparing graduates with the basic skills and professionalism required to supply quality laboratory results for optimal patient care.
Granite City Campus
For details, see the Medical Laboratory Assistant cost sheet.
MLAs assist physicians or medical professionals in diagnosing illness and/or determining the effectiveness of treatment. Medical Laboratory Assistants have limited patient contact, except when drawing blood. Assistants will learn how to order, collect, and process specimens in addition to the basics of laboratory testing with an emphasis on quality control and good analytical practices. Courses from the certificate will bridge the Medical Laboratory Technology AAS degree. See the program coordinator or an academic advisor for more information.
Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate Requirements
Medical Laboratory Assistant (OCCUP 022A)
Fall or spring Semester
MLT 130 OR
Specimen Collection and Handling
MLT 150 OR
Introduction to Clinical Lab
Medical Lab Orientation II
Lab Processing Clinical
Total Credit Hours
CONTACT THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: