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Curriculum Code No. 3166
The Phlebotomy Certificate program prepares students to collect and process blood samples for medical laboratory analysis. The program provides students with information about basic anatomy, the healthcare delivery system, blood collection equipment, venipuncture and capillary puncture techniques, and medical, legal and ethical implications of blood collection.
The program prepares students to function as phlebotomists in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, medical clinics, commercial laboratories, and in other settings where blood is collected from patients. All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better to be placed into an externship which offers students 120 hours of practice in an off-site clinical facility. Students must perform a minimum of 100 successful unaided blood draws during their externship. Graduates are eligible to sit for a national examination to become a certified phlebotomy technician.
Graduates of this program are able to
- Identify the role of a phlebotomist in the clinical laboratory environment;
- Use safe and effective phlebotomy procedures in accordance with laboratory policy;
- Utilize knowledge of pre-analytical variables to reduce complications associated with blood collection; and
- Discuss legal and ethical concerns related to the field of phlebotomy.
MEDA 287-the clinical externship- is scheduled Monday through Friday during the day. There are no weekend or evening clinical site hours. Students must complete a total of 120 hours, with a minimum three-day a week availability recommended.
Prior to Externship placement, students must submit (at their own expense):
- Requests for federal and state background checks;
- Child Abuse History Clearance Form;
- Certification of Health Status;
- Certification in CPR: Health Care Provider;
- A mandatory 10-panel expanded opiates drug screen to be completed no sooner than 30 days before the start of the externship.
|BIOL115 Basic Human Anatomy B,C||3|
|COLL101 College Success Seminar||1|
|MEDA120 Medical Terminology A||3|
|MEDA204 Phlebotomy Procedures & Techniques B||4|
|MEDA205 Medical Law and Ethics||3|
|MEDA287 Phlebotomy Externship B||3|
|Total Credit Hours||17|
A Open for credit by examination
B Course requires prerequisite.
C Placement Testing required.