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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Phlebotomy Certificate

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Additional information available on the Phlebotomy Department website.

Recommended basic skills courses are

  • College Readiness in English

In the Phlebotomy certificate program, students will learn theory, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and proficiency in collection of tissue and blood samples from patients in a variety of settings. Students will learn customer service, communication skills necessary to work with patients and legal issues governing medical concerns and ethical issues. Career options are covered, and students will be prepared for a career in phlebotomy. Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will qualify to take the National Registry Board Exam for Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT). Students must be 18 years of age to register for HPR 1020  and HPR 2020 . This certificate can be completed within two semesters if coursework is completed as advised. Some credits from this program may be applied to the Medical Assistant AAS degree option. Credits may also be applied to the Allied Health, AAS .

Students must have a grade of C or better in all courses to pass certification requirements.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have permission of coordinator to enroll.

Clinical experience included in HPR 1020  and HPR 2020  courses require additional considerations prior to enrollment, which include:

  • Proof of vaccines or blood titers for: tuberculin skin tests, proof of measles, rubella and rubeola, proof of hepatitis B, current year flu vaccination, chickenpox (Varicella), and a current tetanus, and COVID vaccinations if completed (may be required depending on site);
  • Criminal background checks on all students;
  • For specific disqualifiers on the background investigation, students should contact a MOT faculty advisor;
  • Students who do not obtain the PPSC approved criminal background investigation will not be able to enroll in the two phlebotomy courses, HPR 1020  and HPR 2020 ;
  • Take and pass drug and alcohol screening prior to their phlebotomy clinical experience;
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age to qualify for certain courses (HPR 1020  and HPR 2020 ) within this program;
  • Current CPR certification;
  • Students will need to obtain a college ID special issue for clinical access.

Failure to pass the criminal background or drug screen test will result in the inability to complete the desired certification or degree.

The criminal background check and drug screening process is completed online through the PPSC Human Resources Department, with associated cost for the background check and urine drug screening services. Further information is available on the program home page and will be provided upon advising with the program coordinator and the first day of class for HPR 1020  and HPR 2020 .

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Phlebotomy certificate program, students should be able to:

  • Illustrate body system structures
  • Apply medical terminology in appropriate situations
  • Discuss legal and ethical issues as applicable to health professions
  • Apply effective interpersonal skills for diverse patient and medical professionals
  • Obtain blood and other body specimens for laboratory analysis
  • Perform point of care testing

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