Phlebotomy (Certificate)

Certificate Description

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as phlebotomists in acute care, clinic, or community-based agencies and settings. Addressing such skills as collection of specimens, infection control and safety, the operation of the clinical laboratory, health care delivery and terminology, and communication and professional behavior, this program meets the standards of the national accrediting organizations for phlebotomists.

Certificate Requirements: 28 credits

Course

Course Title

Hours

AHS 100

Introduction to U.S. Health Care Systems

3

AHS 105

Professionalism in Health Care Settings

3

AHS 110

Health Care Ethics & Law

3

AHS 131

Medical Terminology

3

AHS 160

Phlebotomy Procedures

3

AHS 161

Phlebotomy Practicum

4

BIO 160

Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology

4

CIS 102 or CIS 120

Computer Literacy (2) or

Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3)

2

MAT 091 or higher

Beginning Algebra (4) or higher (3)

3

Outcomes

The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.

  • Use critical thinking skills in decision making concerning patient care and well being.

  • Possess the ability to apply proper oral and written communication skills in the workplace

  • Possess the ability to understand cultural diversity and apply this understanding to health care situations.

  • Effectively operate computer hardware and software as applicable to the health care industry.

  • Master phlebotomy skills including: the collection of specimens, infection control and safety, the operation of the clinical laboratory, health care delivery and terminology.

  • Possess the ability to analyze, synthesize and evaluate data.