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Phlebotomy Program - School of Health, Math and Sciences

Certificate (CERT)

About the Program

Are you a detail-oriented person with the ability to communicate clearly? Are you compassionate and empathetic? With these qualities and your ability to stay calm in potentially stressful situations, the phlebotomy program at Santa Fe Community College could be your entry into the medical field. This certificate program is designed to help you acquire the skills to work as a phlebotomist under the supervision of a clinical laboratory supervisor.

The phlebotomist is responsible for the proper collection, processing, and waive testing of blood specimens and various patient excretions in accordance with OSHA safety regulations and standards. When you successfully complete the program, you'll be eligible to sit for the national licensing examination through the ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology).

SFCC has the only phlebotomy certificate program currently offered in Santa Fe and you could complete the curriculum within one semester - just 16 weeks. The program is a "hands-on" learning environment. You'll learn patient communication/interaction techniques, anatomy and physiology, safety and infection control, specimen handling and documentation, and legal/ethical considerations of allied health professionals.

Carmen Angel, Program Director

Carmen Angel, RN, MSN - Director, Department of Nursing Education 505-428-1763

Carmen has been a nurse since 1990. Graduating from Santa Fe Community College with an ADN, she continued her studies and obtained her BSN and MSN from the University of Phoenix. She is a doctoral student at the University of New Mexico. Clinical areas of practice include Oncology, HIV/AIDS, and clinical research. Carmen began working with SFCC in 2010 and is currently the Director of Nursing Education.


For more information, please contact Carmen Angel, RN, MSN, 505-428-1763,

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