Phlebotomists are healthcare team members and are responsible for collecting, handling, and processing blood samples for testing in a clinical laboratory. Blood may be collected through venipuncture and capillary (skin) puncture. Phlebotomists may also instruct patients to collect non-blood specimens such as stool, urine, and sputum. The Phlebotomy program includes clinical experiences in both outpatient and inpatient clinical settings.
Essential qualities that must be demonstrated by a phlebotomist are:
Upon completing the program, students will be able to demonstrate entry-level competencies in blood drawing, communication, and professionalism and may become credentialed by sitting for a national phlebotomy exam.
Major: Phlebotomy Certificate
Degree: Certificate of Achievement
Location: On Campus/Remote/Clinical Site
Duration: 1 Semester
Course of Study: Phlebotomy Certificate (PBTC)