Continuing Education

This 220-hour course provides students class/lab/clinical instruction in blood sampling and specimens for laboratory analysis. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the ASCP National Certification Exam.

Estimated Program Cost

Tuition: $219
Background Check and Drug Screen: $125
Books: estimated $115.00
Name Badge: $10.98 plus tax
Proper Uniform for Clinical: $47.96 plus tax
Immunizations: Vary
BLS Class: $80.00
ASCP Exam: $125.00

*All prices are subject to change

View an explanation of registration fees


  1. Current BLS card.
  2. Two matching government ID cards (Photo driver’s license/social security card/military or passport).
  3. High School Diploma/HSE/ High School Transcript – if not must pass reading test.
  4. High School Students require a Dual Enrollment Form signed by principal before first day of class.

Admission Process

vials for blood collectionTo register, bring copies of the following to the Registration/Orientation:

  • Your completed Registration Form (PDF)
  • A copy of your High School diploma or equivalent*
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Current HealthCare Provider CPR card**
  • Social Security Card

*If you have not completed high school or have a GED, you must take a reading placement test (PDF).

(High School students must complete a dual enrollment form.)

**You must be certified in BLS (CPR) for Healthcare Providers for this class. Please call (919) 209-2522 to register.

BLS (CPR) is offered the second and fourth Saturdays each month. Cost is $80.00.

Please note: Class space is limited and enrollment is on a first-come first-served basis.
Please be advised that clinical hours are during the day (7:00  a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Upcoming Classes

MLA-3022-01P October 3 - January 26, Mon./Thurs. 6:00 - 9:00 Blended/Online and clinical times TBA, Cleveland Campus, 005/006 classroom.

MLA-3022-02P Blended/Online January 10 – April 19 T/W 18:00 – 21:00 PM and clinical times TBA. Smithfield Campus

MLA-3022-01U Blended/Online March 6 – June 22, M/TH, 18:00-21:00 PM and clinical times TBA. Cleveland Campus

MLA-3022-01F Blended/Online May 9 – Aug. 23, T/W 18:00 – 21:00 PM and clinical times TBA. Smithfield Campus


First contact:

Lori Collier
Administrative Assistant to Nurse Aide Programs

If no reply within 24 hours, please contact Connie Grady.

Connie H. Grady
Department Chair of Health Education and Nurse Aide Programs
Public Safety Services J1130
(919) 464-2355