Industry certification, Community college certification
Method of Delivery
Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends
Instructional Program (CIP)
Program Synopsis (Clinical Laboratory Assistant Certificate)
A. Course Objective:
Description: The Clinical Laboratory Assistant (CLA) Certificate prepares competent entry-level clinical laboratory assistants who perform various laboratory procedures including phlebotomy, specimen processing, and quality control procedures under the supervision of physicians, laboratory scientists, or technologists in a clinical laboratory setting.
Competencies: The CLA Certificate program is designed to prepare students to be eligible for the Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) and the Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant (CMLA) certification exams through American Medical Technologists (AMT).
B. Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):
$ Total Estimated Cost of Program (In-State): $3,887.00
In-State Tuition: 27 credit hours x $86 per credit hour = $2,322
Out-of-State Tuition: 27 credit hours x $370 per credit hour = $9,990
RPT Certification Exam: $120
CMLA Certification Exam: $120
Liability Insurance: $75
Background check: $135
Uniform and Shoes: $70
Physical and Immunizations: $50
CPR and First Aid Card: $45
C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
Books vary by course and instructor. Different instructors require different books.
D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
Supply requirements will vary by course and instructor.
E. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:
Name: Veronica Duran
Phone number: 520-494-5481
F. Direct Website link to the program:
Program information can be found at https://centralaz.edu/divisions-programs/ health-careers-division/clinical-laboratory-assistant/. Additional information can be found on page 110 of the college catalogue at https://centralaz.edu/resources/catalogs/ENTIRE_2018-2019Catalog.pdf. For more information contact Nancy Juarez, Program Director, at 520-494-5388 or Nancy.Juarez@centralaz.edu .
G. Additional information:
• Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation:
Background checks through www.castlebranch.com and myclinicalexchange.com are required. Certain felony convistions will prevent and individual from being hired and from being accepted into the program.
• Other requirements needed:
Students must earn:
- a grade of C or better in each required course:
- a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
- at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.
CPR certification highly recommended but not required to be accepted into the program.
H. Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):
I. Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)
• Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: Yes
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization: American Medical Technologists, http://www.americanmedtech.org .
• Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: Yes
Career Pathway: Some courses completed may apply towards bachelor degree programs. Some courses completed may apply towards bachelor degree programs. Completing the A.A.S. degree and the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) requirements provides a pathway to attend an Arizona public university in the future.
• Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Yes. HLC accredited courses are recognized by other educational institutions.
• Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)
Yes or No: Yes
Accrediting Agency and link to website: Higher Learning Commission; https://hlcommission.org/. American Medical Technologists, http://www.americanmedtech.org .
J. Credential Attainment Rate: Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential during WIOA program participation or within one year after exit from WIOA
Program Length (Weeks)
High School Diploma or Equivalent
WIOA Approved Program
Curriculum Competency Based
Signal Peak Campus; Coolidge, AZ
2003 - Pinal Workforce Development Board (PWDB)
Type of Attainment:
Name of Credential
Clinical Laboratory Assistant Certificate
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
Pell Grant; Scholarship
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Yes - HLC; NAACLS
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
$240.00 RPT & CMLA Certification Exam Fees
$375.00 See Program Synopsis
Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)
Total In-State Program Cost
Total Out-of-State Program Cost