Clinical Laboratory Assistant (Diploma)


Do you want to work in healthcare and like being part of a team? 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. Start your Life. Changing. journey with Indian Hills Clinical Lab Science Programs.

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Total Cost: $7,538
Entry Term: Fall
Length: 3 Terms or 9 Months

"At Indian Hills it only takes 9 months to finish Clinical Lab Assistant (CLA). I got a job at Jefferson County Health Center where I did my clinical rotation and I really enjoyed working as a lab assistant and my coworkers encouraged me to go back to finish my MLT."

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • In-state tuition: $203 per credit hour
  • Out-of-state tuition: $255 per credit hour
  • Your total bill will be based on the number of credit hours for which you are enrolled. Some programs of study will require you to purchase a uniform, books, tools, or other items, and it is important to budget for these costs as well.
  • For more information on the Cost of Attendance, please visit our Financial Aid page.

Yes, we have five residence halls including apartment-style and traditional style dorms.

Indian Hills has articulation agreements and transfer plans with many four-year colleges and universities. However, not all credits are guaranteed to transfer because of differences in programs and requirements among various institutions. An Academic Advisor will also assist you in your future academic plans.

The first step in order to receive financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete and submit the FAFSA online. It is important to file the FAFSA as soon after October 1st as possible to ensure you receive priority processing.

Our school code is 008298.

Most degrees at Indian Hills can be completed in approximately 2 years depending on program and individual circumstances such as transfer credits and time away from school.

View detailed program requirements in our catalog.

Clinical Laboratory Assistant Program Outcomes

  • Rentention Rate: 100%
  • National Certification: 0% (Zero students sat for exam)
  • Employment Rate: 100%

  • Rentention Rate: 100%
  • National Certification: 0%
  • Employment Rate: 100%

  • Rentention Rate: 100%
  • National Certification: 0%
  • Employment Rate: 100%

2020 -2022: Zero individuals sat for exam

The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, based on the following:

NAACLS accreditation of a medical lab technician or clinical lab assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states except New York and California, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from NAACLS-accredited medical lab technician and clinical lab assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Board of Certification and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the ASCP Board of Certification website at

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