May 26, 2020
(16 semester hours minimum)
The Phlebotomy certificate is designed for students who wish to obtain and validate competency in the process of taking blood specimens from patients.
Learners who complete the Phlebotomy Certificate will:
- Understand, demonstrate, and continuously utilize the principles of medical asepsis and standard precautions, as well as other safety precautions
- Understand the professional roles of a phlebotomist in relation to the healthcare delivery system
- Perform various blood collection techniques and understand their importance
- Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate and effective application of legal and ethical standards of practice
- Integrate knowledge and skills acquired to function as a competent phlebotomist
- Promote effective oral communication skills to patients, their families, and other healthcare professionals
- Demonstrate and utilize appropriate medical terminology and abbreviations, as related to the clinical laboratory
Additional Requirements for the Phlebotomy Program:
- Students enrolled in the phlebotomy program are required to show proof of the following health requirements prior to being allowed to register for HLT* 294 Phlebotomy Practicum :
- MMR immunizations or proof of immunity via antibody titre
- Tetanus vaccine within last 5 years
- Hepatitis B vaccine or proof of immunity via antibody titre
- Varicella vaccine or proof of immunity via antibody titre
- Negative PPD within past 6 months
- Statement of good health
Some practicum sites also require the student to undergo a background check and/or drug testing. Sites are allowed to deny a student based on results from these checks. If a student is denied by an internship site, the program coordinator is under no obligation to place them at another site.
- Eligibility requirements for practicum:
- Students must earn a “B” or better in HLT* 141 and obtain approval from course instructor and program coordinator.
- If the program coordinator questions the clinical skills of any student, the student may be required to demonstrate proficiency in certain skills, take a skills workshop, or repeat HLT* 141 prior to being placed at a practicum site.
- If the program coordinator questions the student’s professionalism, ethics, and/or ability to follow directions and take constructive criticism, a student can be denied the opportunity to do the practicum.
- Students are not allowed to take any phlebotomy supplies out of the classroom, and if found to do so, will be automatically terminated from the phlebotomy program.
- A site has the right to terminate a student’s practicum without warning. Students terminated from a site will not be placed at another site and will receive a grade of “F” for the course.
For further information, contact Program Coordinator TImothy Shizume .
Total Program Credits: 16
The candidate for this certificate must have placed at the College level on the Basic Skills Assessment in English and mathematics, or completed the recommended developmental coursework.