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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.
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Class Details

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

Location : CE South Building Location : 
  CE South Building.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Charity Voelker  2.Marisa Hill  3.Sharon Whetten 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Professional Development. 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, February 25, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 04/12/2019)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/25/2019 - 4/5/2019 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 220 Sharon Whetten 
4/8/2019 - 4/16/2019 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 220 Charity Voelker 
4/8/2019 - 4/10/2019 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 220 Sharon Whetten 
4/11/2019 - 4/15/2019 Weekly - Mon, Thu, Fri 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 204 Sharon Whetten 
4/16/2019 - 4/16/2019 Weekly - Tue 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 220 Sharon Whetten 
4/17/2019 - 5/7/2019 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: Offsite Marisa Hill