Medical Laboratory Assisting

medical laboratory assisting

Medical Laboratory Assisting

The Medical Lab Assisting program is designed to prepare students who want a career in the medical field and have an interest in working in a lab. As a laboratory assistant one tests for diseases and performs research on a daily basis. The program is competency based and is eligible for articulated college credit.

Program Mission

The mission of this program is to prepare students for entry-level positions in clinical laboratory settings such as hospitals, outpatient laboratory facilities and research laboratories.

Program Content

Specimen Preparation and Processing
Quality Control
Laboratory Orientation
Laboratory Regulation

Industry Certifications and Licenses

Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT)
Certified Medical Lab Assistant (CMLA)
Basic Life Support (BLS) & Basic First Aid

Gainful Employment Information

Medical Laboratory Assisting Gainful Employment

Central Florida Wage Statistics

Average Entry Wage: $13.14 | Average Wage: $20.51
**Statistics are only a guide and should not be the sole factor in your career decision.

Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity**

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Full Time
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

7:00 am - 1:00 pm


Estimated program cost $2,974 in tuition, lab fees, certifications, and other fees.
*Not Eligible for Pell Grant


Twinkal Christie

Program Number


Program Requirements

Reading 11, Language 11, Math 9
High School Diploma or GED
Background Check, Drug Screen, Annual Physical Examination and Immunizations

Program Commitment

465 Hours

Occupational Completion Points

Basic Health Care Worker - 90 hours
Phlebotomist - 75 hours
Medical Lab Assistant - 300 hours
*Successful completion of an OCP may qualify a student for employment.

Program Textbooks*

*BLS & Basic First Aid books are borrowed from Emergency Services for the day, not purchased.

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