Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

This certificate program provides students with the basic skills necessary for the collection of laboratory blood specimens. This program is offered in fall and spring semesters with an enrollment of 12 students each semester.

Admission: Health Care programs have special program admission criteria which must be completed prior to applying for the clinical phase of the program. A brief description of program admission options is below.

To become eligible for entry into the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate program, applicants must:

  1. Be at least 18 by the date of program entry.
  2. Complete RDG 100 and ENG 100 or RWR 100, and MAT 032/012 or have appropriate placement scores to register for first semester classes.


  1. Drug Testing and background check will be completed during the first semester.
  2. Students are required to maintain a current American Heart Association “Basic Life Support” certification throughout the program.
  3. Students are required to provide and maintain current immunization records.
  4. Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.


Required Courses

Day Program


Credit Hours
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3.0
AHS 143 Phlebotomy Skills 6.0
AHS 146 Phlebotomy Experience 7.0
Total Credit Hours 16.0


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.