The Phlebotomy certificate program prepares students to be proficient in their profession and to demonstrate successful competence in phlebotomy and lab skills.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will have the skills to obtain an entry-level position in the phlebotomy technician profession and sit for the RPT (Registered Phlebotomy Technician) examination administered by American Medical Technologists (AMT).
Program Path Sequence
The listing that follows is a recommended sequence of courses for full-time students. The student should consult with an advisor for information specific to their academic situation. Upon completion, the student will be awarded a 16-credit hour Certificate of Phlebotomy issued by the college.
General Education (GE) Courses
The phlebotomy program is designed as a terminal certificate program. Certificate students are not required to take specific elective courses for this program. If students choose to pursue continued education, the certificate will assist with skills needed in the medical assisting and nursing occupations. Students should work closely with their advisors to determine the most efficient method of obtaining career goals.
Program Core Courses
All courses listed on the recommended sequence of courses (or equivalent courses transferred from other institutions) are required for the completion of the program and must be passed with a C or better and a GPA of 2.0 or higher is required for graduation.
- Perform fundamental safety procedures and quality control.
- Explain and perform specimen collection and processing, venipuncture, and capillary punctures.
- Employ fundamental workplace computer skills.
- Identify fundamental aspects of anatomy and physiology
- Explain and perform point of care testing (POCT).
- Communicate effectively in various formats and when instructing patients.
- Analyze legal and ethical concepts in healthcare.
- Evaluate time management and organizational strategies.