Laboratory Assistant Program Goals

Program Coordinator

Michael Paul Waide, B.S. (CLS), M.Div.
Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor
201 Education Building
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: (304) 333-3634


Laboratory Assistant Clinical Coordinator:
Melissa White, B.S., M.T. (ASCP)
132 Colebank Hall
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: (304) 367-4790



Laboratory Assistant Certificate Program Goals

  • Demonstrate entry level competencies to enter the laboratory assistant or phlebotomy profession
  • Attain basic skills in performing laboratory procedures, following quality control parameters and reporting results.
  • Attain knowledge and skill for preparation to qualify for a phlebotomy certification examination.
  • Attain cognitive knowledge of basic laboratory procedures, specimen processing and quality control parameters.
  • Demonstrate multi-tasking skills and flexibility in adapting to new situations
  • Communicate verbally and non-verbally with patients, health care professionals and others in an effective, appropriate, and capable manner, respecting the confidentiality of patient results.
  • Exhibit conduct that reflects professional standards that are legal, ethical and safe.
  • Recognize the need for continuing education and act upon that need as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.


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