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Phlebotomy – Certificate



Short Term Certificate

The phlebotomy certificate is a one-semester program that prepares students for a career as a phlebotomist in various health care settings such as hospitals, physician offices, surgical centers, and independent laboratories. A phlebotomist is trained to perform venipunctures, and is trained to prepare specimens for diagnostic laboratory testing as ordered by a physician. The phlebotomy program includes the phlebotomy role in healthcare; medical terminology; venipuncture; dermal punctures; special blood collection procedures; OSHA and safety procedures involving bloodborne pathogens; basic pre-analytical and post-analytical laboratory procedures; point of care testing and general laboratory operating procedures. Course objectives and competency are accomplished through formal coursework, laboratory practice, and a clinical practicum. In the fall and spring semesters, PHB 101 is taught as a hybrid with online lectures and face to face laboratory hours. The clinical practicum PHB 102 is a 12 week course consisting of 16 hours a week during normal daytime business hours. Students must obtain 100 successful unaided venipunctures during the clinical practicum. The phlebotomy certificate may be completed in one semester. Upon completion of the phlebotomy certificate students are eligibility to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) PBT Board of Registry Examination or equivalent. All courses within the phlebotomy certificate must be completed with a “C” or better.

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ORI 100College 1011
ALH 101Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation1
ALH 217Medical Terminology3
MLT 120Intro to Clinical Laboratory3
PHB 101Phlebotomy Didactic2
PHB 102Phlebotomy Practicum6

Total Hours for Degree16

The Phlebotomy Certificate is a minimum of 16 credit hours. Please use our Tuition and Fees page to calculate your approximate cost.

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