Phlebotomy is a rewarding entry-level career for someone who desires to work directly with patients. Quality collection of blood samples by phlebotomists are what allow Medial Lab Technologists and Physicians to produce accurate laboratory results and determine proper medical treatments. Phlebotomists must possess a number of physical and interpersonal skills in order to perform their job safely including fine motor skills, mobility, the ability to operate mechanical and computerized equipment, and perform clerical duties. Good communication skills are critical in dealing with patients, clients, physicians, nurses and other health care workers.
A small class size paired with instructors who are practicing Phlebotomists ensure that you are getting a quality, hands on education.
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Medical Assisting
To transform students into quality, responsible phlebotomists with relevant skills and knowledge that meets the needs of the community and the profession.
The goal of the Phlebotomy program is to provide students with the skills required of entry-level clinicians and to meet the Route 1 eligibility requirements for the Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) examination through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
At the end of the Phlebotomy Program, certificate recipients will:
- Demonstrate entry-level phlebotomy skills for routine procedures.
- Demonstrate professional conduct and practice behavior consistent with established professional code of ethics.
- Communicate accurately and precisely using written, verbal and non-verbal techniques, ensuring understanding by the recipient.
- Demonstrate skills representative of safe working practices as defined by the CDC and OSHA.
- Describe health care systems, including functions, components and organizational structures.
- Describe the components and functions of departments of the clinical laboratory.
- Define medical terminology associated with the function of a phlebotomist.
8. Relate basic anatomy and physiology concepts to the practices and procedures of a phlebotomist.
- High school transcript/GED/HiSET scores
- Completion of “The Essential Skills of the Phlebotomist” form
- A grade of “C”or better in both the Phlebotomy course and internship are required for certification
- Internships will be assigned for spring semester each year and must be completed during three consecutive weeks, full time, day shift for a total of 120 hours
Requirements that must be completed prior to internship:
- Be 18 years of age or older prior to December 31st of the year prior to starting the Phlebotomy Internship
- Proof of health insurance
- 12 Panel Drug Screen
- Bureau of Elderly Abuse Screen
- Receipt of proof of immunity to infectious disease through documentation of titer or receipt of vaccines
The Essential Skills of the Phlebotomist