Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomy CC

Health Sciences Department | C.C. Certificate of Completion | One year

Earn your Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomy certificate at Clackamas Community College and start your medical career in as little as one year.


  • Clinical Lab Assistant/Phlebotomy Application Submittal Update

    UPDATE: New Application deadline extension. CLA application will be due Wednesday, August 25 at 5 p.m.

    Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the college remaining closed to the public, the Allied Health Admissions Team has implemented the following plan for submittal of 2021-2022 applications:

    Applicants should mail in their completed application packets postmarked no later than 5 p.m. June 30, 2021 to ATTN: Allied Health Admissions, CCC Harmony Campus, 7738 SE Harmony Road, Milwaukie, OR 97222.

    A complete application is defined as one that contains the application with all supporting or required documents and officially sealed transcripts. Transcripts may not be submitted electronically and CCC transcripts are not required, but list CCC in the "Previous Colleges Attended" section on the application. There will be no drop box on campus. Please mail all applications to the above address.

Clinical Laboratory Assistants work with highly trained laboratory personnel to solve diverse diagnostic puzzles, and can be the first step in a career pathway leading to an inspiring profession in Clinical Laboratory Science or Nursing. In one academic year, the successful graduate should be ready for an entry-level position, serving either in the front-line of the laboratory, greeting patients, and collecting specimens or in the back of the laboratory processing specimens for analysis and performing waived testing.

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Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomy Prerequisites

Complete MTH-050 or MTH-065
  • MTH-050
  • Technical Mathematics I
  • 4
  • MTH-065
  • Algebra II
  • 4
Complete the following Prerequisites
  • MA-110
  • Medical Terminology
  • 4

Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomy Core Requirements

Complete BI-120, or BI-101 & BI-102, or BI-231 & BI-232 & BI-233
  • BI-120*
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • 4
Complete WR-101 or WR-121
  • WR-101
  • Communication Skills: Occupational Writing
  • 3
  • WR-121
  • English Composition
  • 4
Complete the following Core Requirements
  • CLA-101
  • Clinical Laboratory Assistant Skills I
  • 4
  • CLA-101L
  • Clinical Laboratory Assistant Skills Lab I
  • 1
  • CLA-102
  • Clinical Laboratory Assistant Skills II
  • 4
  • CLA-102L
  • Clinical Laboratory Assistant Skills Lab II
  • 1
  • CLA-115
  • Laboratory Administrative Skills
  • 4
  • CLA-118
  • Phlebotomy for Healthcare
  • 2
  • CLA-118L
  • Phlebotomy for Healthcare Lab
  • 2
  • CLA-120
  • Phlebotomy/CLA Practicum
  • 6
  • CLA-123
  • Clinical Laboratory Assistant Career Development
  • 2

Program Electives

Complete 2-5 credits of Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomy Program Electives. Please refer to the catalog for a complete list of Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomy Program electives.

*Additional options to meet biology requirement: pass BI-101 & BI-102 with a C or better or successfully complete the entire BI-231, BI-232, BI-233, Anatomy & Physiology series.
Core curriculum is sequential and may not be taken out of order. Curriculum is intended to be completed in one academic year.
Current First Aid card and Healthcare Provider level CPR (AHA or ASHI) card are required during practicums and must be taken prior to the practicum. All CLA students will be required to complete a criminal history background, provide proof of immunization, and take a drug test.
Individuals who have been found guilty of a felony or pleaded guilty to a felony may not be eligible for clinical practicum placement or be eligible to take the National exams.
Total Credits Required: 35-39