Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomy for ASCP Certification

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In addition to clinicians, nurses and patient support personnel, the medical laboratory serves a vital role in the healthcare system, providing clinicians with excellent diagnostic tests.  Specimens must first be collected and assessed for quality before being analyzed by the clinical laboratory; this is the essential role of the Clinical Laboratory Assistant or phlebotomist. 
In this 9-week program, you will learn best-practices and industry standards used in the medical laboratory and can begin a rewarding, patient-centered career during the first six weeks in-class training. Become comfortable with medical terminology and the science of venipuncture, or drawing blood samples. With hands-on training you will learn to first draw blood from an artificial model and when comfortable, will advance to drawing from fellow students.
The last 3 weeks of class are spent drawing blood from actual patients in a local clinical laboratory where you will experience the real world of a phlebotomist/CLA and have the opportunity to display your acquired skills for potential employment.
Participants must be 18 or older with the minimal education being a high school diploma or GED. Participants are required to take WorkKeys workplace assessments in reading and math. WorkKeys may be waived with a post-secondary degree. Clearance must be given from Caregiver Criminal History Background Screening (CCHBS).   All immunizations need to be up-to-date prior to clinical rotations in the laboratory.
Don’t wait; deadline to enroll in is June 26, 2017 with your application, age and education verification.
No Class will be held on July 4,2017.

Class Details

44 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri.  
  Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri.  

Location : CE South Building Location : 
  CE South Building.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Erin Hora, CLA II  2.Austin James  3.Sharon Whetten, M.Ed., BSMT (ASCP) 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Professional Development. No class will be held on July 4, 2017. Classroom and lab hours for the first 6 weeks of class are M-F from 2:00pm to 6:30pm with a 30-minute break, for a total of 120 hours. Clinical hours for the last 3 weeks will be 35 hours per week for a total of 105 hours. Contact Program Supervisor at



Registration Closes On
Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 07/04/2017, 09/04/2017)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/10/2017 - 8/18/2017 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 220 Sharon Whetten, M.Ed., BSMT (ASCP)  ; Austin James  ; Erin Hora, CLA II 
8/21/2017 - 9/8/2017 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: Offsite Sharon Whetten, M.Ed., BSMT (ASCP) 

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