Registration Open for Clinical Lab Assistant Program

 If using science to solve mysteries is appealing, consider enrolling in the Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) program at Clackamas Community College. The three-term program is the only one of its kind on the West Coast. 

 “Eighty percent of treatment is laboratory generated. It’s a really important part of the medical field,” said program director Helen Wand.

Applications for the three-term program at CCC will be accepted from now until Tuesday, Sept. 4. The program will begin when fall term commences on Monday, Sept. 24.

The CLA program prepares students for work in a laboratory or clinical setting, a field where workers are in demand. Students are often employed before they complete the program.

Clinical laboratory assistants are trained in all aspects of the medical laboratory including phlebotomy, specimen processing and quality control, and work with a variety of laboratory personnel, physicians and often patients. In hospitals or research institutes, clinical lab assistants provide support for specialized labs like hematology or microbiology

Course work in the program includes medical terminology, phlebotomy, laboratory administration and communications. Both the second and third terms of the program include a practicum where students will apply the skills learned in the classroom.

Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for two national certifications: the American Society of Clinical Pathologist certification, and the American Medical Technologists’ Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant (CMLA).

For information about the CLA program at CCC, contact program director Helen Wand at 503-594-0694.

Contact the Public Affairs Office

Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

Email us: publicaffairs@clackamas.edu

Call us: 503-594-6000

RSS Feed

Recent NewsRSS Feed

photo exhibit GInsburg THUMB

‘Eyes of History’ White House Photography Exhibit on Display at CCC

A powerful collection of photojournalism, with images showing everything from political powerhouses to small-town Americans, is on display at Clackamas Community College.  Full Story
CCC

Three Scholarships Offered During College Night at CCC

Three participants at College Night in Oregon will have a chance to win a $500 college scholarship. Clackamas Community College is one of several colleges around the state taking part in College Night in Oregon on Thursday, Nov. 13. The event offers sessions to help people find out about higher education choices and funding. Full Story
Joanne portrait THUMB

College bond to fuel success, changes

The Clackamas Community College Board of Education unanimously approved a bond measure referral for the Nov. 4 ballot at its July 16 meeting. Full Story

Upcoming Events

Date: 10/27/2014  Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Community Center Mall Area
View Event
Date: 10/28/2014  Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Board Room (CC127),Community Center Mall Area
View Event
Date: 11/1/2014  Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Clairmont Classrm (C117)
View Event