Clinical Laboratory Assistant

Needles, tubes of blood, pipets. Let’s help doctors make a life-saving diagnosis, and get you a Life.Changing. Career!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Entry Term Fall Term
Length of Program 3 Terms (9 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Diploma


Do you want to work in healthcare and like being part of a team? Then a medical laboratory is the place for you! Clinical Lab Assistants are an integral part of the health care team. They assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases by drawing blood and returning it to the lab to be tested in a timely manner. Come be a part of our team in the Indian Hills Clinical Lab Science Programs. Apply today!


What you will learn:
  • How to collect blood for various tests
  • How to properly process and prepare specimens for analysis
  • To perform point-of-care testing  or waived
  • To perform instrument maintenance
  • To assist the MLS or MLT with loading the instrument


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the Clinical Laboratory Assistant Program details below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as a Clinical Lab Assistant, Phlebotomist, or Specimen Processor!


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Program Outcomes (2014–2016)

Graduation Year                  2014       2015       2016

Retention Rate                      60%        100%       75%

National Certification         NA*           NA*        100%

Employment Rate                100%     100%       100%

NA* = Data is not available at this time; as MLA National Certification Exam will only be starting July 2016.




Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Stacie!

stacieStacie Mason - Program Director
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5319 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5319
[email protected]