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Catalog and Student Handbook 2021 - 2022

Phlebotomy Certificate

 

Overview

Phlebotomists are professional clinical team members within the healthcare system whose primary responsibility is to procure blood and other specimens for diagnostic testing.

This nine credit certificate program prepares students for job placement in hospitals, physician offices, and more. Students are introduced to the clinical laboratory and phlebotomy with the exploration of how these areas contribute to the health care system including; history of phlebotomy, hospital organization, legal and ethical concerns in healthcare, regulatory agencies and quality assurance, safety, infection control and phlebotomy basics.  Students learn by a combination of academic and practical applications and culminate their experience with a clinical practicum at a clinical affiliate.

Upon successful completion of the certificate course of study, students are eligible to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathology Phlebotomy Technician Certification Examination.

 

Course Sequences and Prerequisites

 

Course Sequence:

 
PHL 1010Clinical Laboratory Basics

3

PHL 1020Phlebotomy Basics

4

PHL 1030Clinical Practicum

2

 

Prerequisites:

PHL 1010 must be completed prior to PHL 1020. PHL 1020 must be completed prior to PHL 1030.

Program of Study

While the college makes every effort to avoid schedule changes, the college may cancel courses or alter course schedules without prior notification.

Professional Courses

PHL 1010Clinical Laboratory Basics

3

PHL 1020Phlebotomy Basics

4

PHL 1030Clinical Practicum

2

 

Total Credits: 9

Students are awarded the certificate after meeting the criteria below: 

  • Successful completion of the certificate program as prescribed by the college
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • A minimum grade of C (2.0) in each course within the Phlebotomy program
  • Completion of all Phlebotomy program requirements within one year of enrollment at the college