Medical Laboratory Assisting Program of Study
The Medical Laboratory Assisting Program of Study prepares students for unlicensed entry level work in a clinical laboratory. The course is the classroom part of phlebotomy training. Students completing the course Medical Laboratory Assisting 3 have also met the post-secondary requirements of phlebotomy except for clinical experiences involving venipuncture on actual patients. The MLA Program of Study includes the Health Science Core and Medical Laboratory Assisting 3.
Medical Laboratory Assisting 3 (11th or 12th grade; Honors level)
Prerequisite: Health Science Core
Medical Laboratory Assisting 3 is the third course in the Medical Laboratory Assisting Program of Study. The class provides students the opportunity to learn information and practice skills related to phlebotomy. Phlebotomy skills are an integral component of many health careers, including clinical laboratory technology, physician, nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, medical assisting, and many other careers. The course does not require live work, though students who wish to become certified phlebotomists through the National Healthcareer Association certification process must complete 30 live venipunctures, 10 capillary punctures, and pass the certification exam.