Certificate in Phlebotomy

This program is designed to provide students with the necessary skills for gainful employment as a phlebotomist, working under the supervision of a clinical laboratory supervisor. The phlebotomist is responsible for the proper collection, processing and testing of blood specimens and various other medical samples in accordance with OSHA safety regulations and standards. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be eligible for application to the national licensing examination through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively and compassionately with patients.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with medical personnel.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of relevant human anatomy and physiology.
  • Document patient data in accordance with national standards.
  • Apply aseptic techniques as well as infection control methodology.
  • Perform safe and proper preparation, collection and processing of specimens.

Class Requirements


AHAC151         Basic Life Support for Healthcare

Providers (.5)

PHLB 113         Introduction to Phlebotomy (3)

PHLB 115L      Clinical Phlebotomy I (3)

PHLB 116L      Clinical Phlebotomy II (3)

PHLB 117L      Special Practices in Phlebotomy (3)


NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.