Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate
Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLA) are members of the health care delivery team. They perform a variety of duties under the supervision of a laboratory scientist, nurse or other medical personnel. Duties may include specimen procurement and sample processing, basic laboratory testing, patient processing, and secretarial work. This one-year program includes an introduction to fundamental laboratory, office and medical skills. After the first semester, students train in clinical sites within the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Upon completion of this NAACLS approved program graduates are eligible for national MLA certification and will find employment in a variety of health care settings.
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- Total Credits Required for Degree18
- Required Courses for Certificate10
- Other Required Courses for Certificate8
*If math placement test indicated placement into higher level mathematics, MA 090 is not needed.