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PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN

CERTIFICATE: Certificate in Applied Science with a major in Phlebotomy

To provide quality training in phlebotomy that will lead to entry level employment in the health care industry. Completers can also continue their education in the medical assisting, medical laboratory technology, or nursing programs when they met the entrance requirements.

A phlebotomist draws blood by venipuncture or skin puncture collection for laboratory tests, transfusions, donations, and research. They must exercise appropriate safety precautions to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases. Phlebotomists must become familiar with hospital procedures and environments, and must perform assigned tasks efficiently while demonstrating appropriate bedside manners. Phlebotomists work in hospitals, commercial laboratories, private physician's offices, public health departments, clinics, or blood banks.

Beginning Phlebotomy Technicians earn $9.00 per hour or $18,720 per year. More experienced technicians can expect $12.00 per hour or $25,000 per year.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: Algebra I, Biology
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Minimum Cumulative GPA  of 2.0
  3. Current CPR Certification by American Heart Association or American Red Cross
  4. Hepatitis B Immunization, Signed Informed Refusal or Titer
  5. MMR Immunization or Titer
  6. Chicken Pox Vaccination or Titer
  7. Two-step PPD / Chest X-Ray
  8. Medical Examination - Forms are provided by the college and should be current (within one year) and complete.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  1. Any course with one of the following prefixes requires a grade of "C" or better: ALL
  2. Any course with one of the following prefixes may not be attempted more than twice: BIO
  3. Complete or Maintain CPR Certification by American Heart Association or American Red Cross
  4. Dismissal Policy: A student who receives a grade below "C" for any two or more required curriculum courses will be dismissed from the program and will not be eligible to re-enter the program.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

General Education Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3 0 3
AHS 141 Phlebotomy for the Health Care Provider 2 3 3
AHS 144 Phlebotomy Practicum 2 9 5
BIO 110 General Anatomy And Physiology 3 0 3
COL 103 College Skills 3 0 3
ENG 155 Communications I 3 0 3
16 12 20
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  20

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3 0 3
AHS 141 Phlebotomy for the Health Care Provider 2 3 3
BIO 110 General Anatomy And Physiology 3 0 3
8 3 9

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
AHS 144 Phlebotomy Practicum 2 9 5
COL 103 College Skills 3 0 3
ENG 155 Communications I 3 0 3
8 9 11
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  20

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person: Kathleen Hanrahan

Waiting List: yes

Local Starting Salary:

Local Average Salary: $27,000.00

National Starting Salary:

National Average Salary: $31,200.00