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Medical Laboratory Assistant (certificate)

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Special Admission Requirements - Spring application available June 1 - Deadline: November 15*
                                                                    Fall application available Dec. 1 - Deadline: July 15*

Official Title of Certificate: Medical Laboratory Assistant, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: 29

Purpose: Prepares students as trained clinical laboratory assistants in a variety of clinical laboratory settings including hospitals, clinics and physician office laboratories.

Range of Occupations

  • Medical Laboratory Assistant

Anne Arundel Community College and/or the School of Health Sciences reserves the right to revise requirements for admission into the Health Sciences programs, the selection criteria and procedures, and the required courses for programs of study as deemed necessary without prior notification.


*If application deadline falls on a weekend, then applications will be accepted until the close of business on the next business day.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 101 ENG 101A , or ENG 111 . Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements .

Entrance/Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

To view all entrance/admission details, please go to the Apply & Register page and click on the Requirements link for the program.

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening

This program requires the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and possible drug screening. For complete details, see Health Sciences Criminal Background & Drug Screening.

Certificate Requirements: 29 credits

Total credits: 12

Total credits: 1

Total Credits: 16

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Use technical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in their didactic and clinical experiences.
  2. Practice their profession within the clinical laboratory legal framework, utilizing sound ethical values.
  3. Promote and maintain cooperative and successful relationships between clients, patients, physicians, allied health providers, and the health care community.
  4. Promote advocacy of the profession through affiliations with professional organizations, marketing of professional skills, and by becoming vital members of the health care delivery system.
  5. Obtain eligibility to sit for certification and/or registration exams.
  6. Practice the profession of clinical laboratory assistant with the recognition of, and sensitivity to, cultural and socioeconomic differences.
  7. Demonstrate effective written, oral, and nonverbal communication with colleagues, other health care providers, and the public.
  8. Participate in continuing education and the development of new knowledge and skills.

This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies.

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