The program is offered over 45 weeks and begins in January. Students will spend the first several months participating in didactic lectures and student laboratory to gain knowledge and develop a basic level of competency before entering the clinical rotations. Students will rotate through each major area of the clinical laboratory – chemistry, hematology, hemostasis, immunology, urinalysis, immunohematology, microbiology and molecular diagnostics – and learn advanced procedures, with instruction from qualified laboratory experts, to develop entry level competencies. Students will gain competency in phlebotomy by participating in specimen collection and at community health service laboratories/draw stations.
No academic credit is given for courses. A certificate of completion will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.