This program is designed to prepare students to work in a medical laboratory. Students will learn medical laboratory specimen collection procedures and point of care testing procedures. This certificate program is designed for completion in two semesters. Successful completers will also earn the Phlebotomy Advanced Skill Set and the Point of Care Technician Skill Set.

Sherri Craddock
Associate Professor/Program Coordinator

100% of graduates are either employed or furthering their education.

93% of graduates in 2021 passed their certification exam.

Projected increase in jobs in the field by 22% between 2020 and 2030.

Career Opportunities

With a certificate in Laboratory Assistant, students can begin an exciting career in a variety of fields, including:

  • Certified Lab Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Medical Assistant

Course Catalog

To see a model schedule for this program, please see our academic catalog.


Pierpont is an open enrollment institution. Only a standard Pierpont application is needed for this program.