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Phlebotomy Certificate of
Technical Studies

The Phlebotomy Program trains individuals to accurately and competently perform skin punctures and
venipunctures, appropriately collect other specimens or cultures, and properly handle and transport specimens for
laboratory testing.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Phlebotomy will have demonstrated

  1. application of effective communication skills to interact with and explain information to medical personnel and patients; and to report, chart, and log medical records concerning laboratory tests and specimens;
  2. utilization of critical thinking in the evaluation, assessment, and interpretation of specimen collection procedures and in the use of specimen collection equipment;
  3. application of concepts of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology to the role of the phlebotomist;
  4. use of mathematics to perform and interpret laboratory testing data;
  5. utilization of computer and other technologies in the performance of phlebotomy and other specimen collection procedures;
  6. implementation of safety codes and regulations and application of organizational skills in the clinical environment; and
  7. competency in the performance of skills appropriate to the role of a phlebotomist.

Specific Certificate Requirements:

Students pursuing a Phlebotomy Certificate of Technical Studies must first meet College admission requirements. All students who have successfully completed the designated qualifications courses for Phlebotomy with a grade of AC@ or above are eligible to appear before the interview committee. Application packets must be submitted by the established due date for consideration. The clinical Phlebotomy class is selected in the summer for the fall training program and in December for the spring clinical training program. Approximately ten (10) students are selected for each clinical class. Clinical class size is determined by clinical site availability and employment statistics.

Selection for the clinical portion of the program is based on the following criteria:

  1. Grade point average (50%)
  2. Three rating forms (references) (25%)
  3. Interview (25%)
  4. Satisfactory Work Keys Assessment scores for Phlebotomy (Applied Math—3; Locating Information—4; Reading for Information—4)

Students selected for Phlebotomy clinicals will be required to provide health information and meet all clinical program requirements (described earlier in this section). Students in clinical programs are required to pay an additional clinical fee (as listed in the BPCC Academic Bulletin) in addition to regular tuition.

Certificate of Technical Studies students must test out of READ 099, into ENGL 101, and into MATH 099 as documented by ACT, placement test, or course completion prior to beginning the clinical classes.

Required courses for Certificate of Technical Studies in Phlebotomy:

Qualification Courses Hours
(must be completed prior to enrolling in clinical classes)
ZLGY 110: Medical Terminology 3
ZLGY 120/120L: Introductory Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
ALHT 102/102L: Introduction to Phlebotomy 4
ALHT 109: Health Care Systems/Safety 2
Clinical Courses Hours
PSYC 202: Practical Psychology
  PSYC 220:   Developmental Psychology 3
ALHT 107: Computer Skills for Health Care 1
*ALHT 211: Phlebotomy Hospital Clinical 7
Total credit hours for Certificate of Technical Studies in Phlebotomy 24
Additional Related Elective Course Work Hours
(Courses strongly recommended but not required)
ALHT 112/112L: Basic Electrocardiography 3
ALHT 105: Medical Ethics & Law 3
ALHT 213: Blood Banking 2

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