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
or appropriate placement test scores
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 Phlebotomy 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 higher prior to submitting a Program-Ready Application.

  • AHS 102 Requirement: This program requires AHS 102, Medical Terminology. Beginning Fall 2014, AHS 102 will have a 5 year expiration. Students who readmit or transfer beginning fall 2014 must have AHS 102 within 5 years for it to be transferred in or apply to their program of study. Students who are currently enrolled at the college or who return to the college after an absence of less than 3 semesters, will retain credit for AHS 102 > 5 years, provided they stay in the same major. If a student changes major, the new major would fall under the latest catalog year. If the AHS 102 course > 5 years at the time of the change of major, the course will be considered to be expired. Students who are employed in a health related field may petition that AHS 102 > 5 years be accepted. The academic program director over the student’s selected major would make the determination if a course >5 years would be accepted. This petition would be made in DegreeWorks by the program coordinator or department head at the time of the decision. A student should be referred to the program coordinator to request the petition.

  • Information about CPT 101: Starting fall 2014, CPT 101 will use Office 2013. All CPT 101 students will purchase a textbook that is packaged with an access code for mylabsplus, an online course management system. Each access code is valid for 6 months from the date it is first used. RDG 100 is a prerequisite for CPT 101. If a student needs developmental coursework the first semester, advise for CPT 141, if required, followed by CPT 101.

  • 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 Phlebotomy 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 6/10/2014