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Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA)


This program is only available to students in the United States. 


  • The MLA certificate course gives those who may already be in the healthcare field, the opportunity to learn additional laboratory skills
  • Our 15-week MLA course is available online every semester to students in most states.
  • Lectures, assignments, and exams are completed online in conjunction with a minimum of 64 clinical hours at the students laboratory
  • The program encourages and teaches competencies aimed at better serving patient care in laboratory testing
  • Learn from our experienced instructors who thoroughly understand the industry


The Medical Laboratory Assistant certificate course will focus on fundamental and ethical skills, including:

  • General laboratory safety
  • Basic quality control and quality assurance
  • Phlebotomy practice and techniques
  • Pre-analytical specimen processing
  • Urinalysis with microscopy, immunology, and basic hematology testing
  • Point of Care testing in clinical chemistry and microbiology

  • Upon successful completion of the MLA course, students will earn a Medical Laboratory Assistant certificate from Weber State University
  • Students who continue their education and apply to the Online MLT program may have the first MLT course waived
  • Students can qualify for the MLA (ASCP) exam via route 6 using the MLA course plus six months of full-time laboratory experience




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discover your pathway to admissions & start your pursuit today  

  • Step 1: Apply to WSU

    Enroll at Weber State University

    Weber State University is an open-enrollment university, you can apply anytime by visiting the link above. 

    Don't forget, once a Wildcat always a Wildcat. If you've taken a WSU course in the past (including concurrently) please visit Return to Weber for more information.

    During this process, select Non Degree as your major. 


  • Step 2: Form Submission

    You will need to submit the student information form and statement of support to the MLS Department before you can register for courses.

    Please email documents to Christy Achter at christyachter@weber.edu.

    Before registering for MLS 1010, WSU and the facility that signed your statement of support must complete an affiliation agreement for you to be able to complete the clinical rotation associated with the class. The MLS Department will complete this agreement. Once this agreement has been completed you will be sent information on how to register. 


  • Step 3: Registration

    Online out-of-state students pay the same rate as our Utah resident students: tuition table 

    Exams for the course will be proctored.

    Order course materials from the Weber State Bookstore. Click on "Textbooks" in the purple bar across the top of the page. You will then be prompted to put in the course information and you can order the text through the website.



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Christy Achter



Marriott Health Building
Room 203A






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