The Phlebotomy program is designed to prepare and train students to obtain blood from patients in a clinical setting. Students will obtain a broad knowledge of phlebotomy practice and be skilled in the techniques required to safely obtain blood specimens through venipuncture and properly dispose of biohazardous material related to specimen collection. Students will also learn about the data entry processes involved with phlebotomy, including order entry, specimen processing and documentation. Program graduates will be eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology- Board of Certification, Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) examination to become a certified phlebotomist.
Phlebotomists work in hospitals, medical group practices, neighborhood health centers, public health facilities, veteran’s hospitals, commercial laboratories, and insurance companies.
Admission to the Career Studies Certificate program is based upon the general requirements for admission to the college.
|Course #||Course Title||Lect. Hrs.||Lab Hrs.||Credits||Transfer|
|PSY 120 2||3||0||3|
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Virginias Private Colleges & Universities
|Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester||6||0||10|
Due to the short duration of these programs and the absence of general education requirements from most, successful completion does not entitle one to participate in or to be recognized during graduation exercises.
A comprehensive Criminal Background Check for criminal history and sex offender crimes against minors, a drug screen, and a medical examination is required for entrance into clinical agencies. Students with convictions or a positive drug screen may be prohibited from clinical practice and may not be able to complete the clinical portion of the program. Cost for criminal backgound checks, drug testing, and medical examination will be the responsibility of the student. Students must pass MDL 105 with a grade of “C” or better in order to progress to MDL 106.