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Medical Laboratory Sciences Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) Certificate of Completion

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The Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) certificate is designed for medical assistants, phlebotomists, certified nursing practitioners and similar health care workers, and provides applied core clinical laboratory skills required primarily for testing performed in physician office labs and other decentralized testing sites. Program competencies include phlebotomy and accurate performance of basic laboratory testing for waived and moderately complex testing protocols, to be performed under the direct supervision of laboratory directors and/or supervisors. Students who complete WSU’s certificate of completion are designated as CLA level assistant IV by local industry.

For campus students, the CLA certificate is granted after successful completion of two courses: MLS 1113 , Intro to Medical Laboratory Practices and MLS 1123 , Principles of Clinical Hematology and Hemostasis.

Online students must complete MLS 1000 , Core Clinical Laboratory Skills, and be employed in a clinical laboratory setting. If students wish to continue to further their education, by taking MLS 1003  in addition to MLS 1000 , they can waive MLS 1113  when they enroll in the MLS AAS Program at WSU. Contact the MLS online academic advisor, Cindi Kranek, at 801-626-8546 or for advising.

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