Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

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This certificate program provides students with the basic skills necessary for the collection of laboratory blood specimens.

Program Admission: This is a limited enrollment program accepting 12 students to begin both fall and spring terms. In order to apply for the clinical phase of the Phlebotomy Technician program, students must complete the listed program-ready courses with a grade of C or better. Students may enter the college at any time to begin the specified program-ready courses. Once these courses have been successfully completed, a student may submit a Program-Ready Application to be considered for acceptance into a clinical semester. For more details about this progress, please complete a Health Science and Nursing Information Session.

Program Location: Greenwood

Program Coordinator: Debbie McCallum


Required Courses

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Credit Hours
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3.0
FIRST SEMESTER* (courses taught fall and spring terms) Credit Hours
AHS 106 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1.0
AHS 143 Phlebotomy Skills 6.0
AHS 146 Phlebotomy Experience 7.0
Total Credit Hours: 26.0

* Major Studies Courses: Completion of the Phlebotomy certificate requires one (1) semester upon acceptance to the major studies coursework.

Updated 4/30/2013


Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement This program focuses on the role of the phlebotomist and emphasizes basic skills necessary for proper and safe collection and handling of blood specimens. The mark of a skilled phlebotomist is the ability to obtain a blood specimen in an efficient and safe manner. The phlebotomist must master venipuncture, capillary puncture; safety and infection control procedures and understand the scope of practice for the phlebotomist, as well as the ability to communicate with patients and various healthcare professionals.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Provide proper patient care techniques in the hospital, rehabilitation facilities and laboratory settings.

  2. Demonstrate appropriate professional behavior

  3. Demonstrate knowledge of skills related to Phlebotomy.

  4. Demonstrate proper adherence to patient confidentiality by following HIPPA regulations

  5. Apply the knowledge of medical law & ethics to the practice of Phlebotomy. 


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Advisement Information

  • Students must attend a Health Science Information Session before initial registration. This is a mandatory college admissions requirement.

  • Students may enter the college at any time to begin the specified program-ready courses but the clinical program courses are only offered in the fall and spring.

  • Students must complete AHS 102, CPT 101, ENG 101, and MAT 155 with a grade of C or better prior to submitting a Program-Ready Application.

  • The PHB program will accept MAT 152 for MAT 155 for students applying for Fall 2013 or Spring 2014. Beginning 2014-15 academic year, MAT 152 will no longer be an acceptable substitution for MAT 155.

  • College placement test scores may indicate a student's need for developmental or prerequisite courses prior to higher level college courses. These courses should be completed before progression into required Program-Ready courses.

  • For acceptance into the clinical portion of the program, students must submit a Program-Ready Application online during the designated application period. See the Health Science and Nursing Recourses web page for exact dates and deadlines.

  • AHS 106, AHS 143, and AHS 146 must be taken after admission to the program.

  • Phlebotomy students must complete a minimum of 125 sticks and will sit for the national examination. Students would be eligible to sit for the state examination as well.

Advisement Information updated 5/3/2013