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2009 - 2010 General Catalog



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.

The Bossier Parish Community College Certificate of Technical Studies in Phlebotomy program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 8410 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 670, Chicago, Il 60631 – 3415, Phone: 773-714-8880, open new browser window or tab

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Phlebotomy will be able to demonstrate:

  1. written, verbal, and visual communication skills to interact with and explain information to medical personnel and patients;
  2. critical thinking processes in the assessment and interpretation of specimen collection procedures and equipment;
  3. the application of anatomy, physiology, and the use of medical terminology in the role of the phlebotomist:
  4. mathematical processes to perform and interpret laboratory data;
  5. computer and other technology processes in the performance of phlebotomy and other specimen collection procedures;
  6. compliance with safety codes and regulations in the clinical environment; and
  7. 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 C or above are eligible to appear before the interview committee. Application packets must be submitted by the established due date for consideration. The Phlebotomy program class is selected at the end of the spring semester for the fall training program and at the end of the fall semester for the spring training program. Approximately fifteen (15) students are selected for each program class. Program class size is determined by clinical site availability and employment statistics.

Selection for the program is based on the following criteria:

  • Three academic rating forms are averaged and the student must make a minimum of 70%
  • Interview scores are averaged and the student must make a minimum of 70%
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) for qualification courses of 2.000
  • Application packet completed by due date

If over 15 students meet the above criteria, students with the highest GPA for qualification courses will be selected first.

Students selected for Phlebotomy program will be required to provide health information and meet all requirements for a program with a clinical component (described earlier in this section). Students in programs with a clinical component are required to pay an additional clinical fee (as listed in the BPCC Academic Bulletin) in addition to regular tuition. Upon successful completion of the program a graduate is eligible to take the certification exam for Phlebotomy Technicians.

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.

Required courses for Certificate of Technical Studies in Phlebotomy:

Qualification Courses
(must be completed prior to enrolling in the program class)
BLGY 110: Medical Terminology 3
BLGY 120/120L: Introductory Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
ALHT 102/102L: Introduction to Phlebotomy 4
ALHT 109: Health Care Systems/Safety 2
Total qualification course hours: 13
Required Courses
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
PSYC 202: Practical Psychology 3
or PSYC 220:   Developmental Psychology
Total required course hours: 6
Program Course
*ALHT 211: Phlebotomy Hospital Clinical 7
Total credit hours for Certificate of Technical Studies in Phlebotomy 26
Additional Related Elective Course Work
(Courses strongly recommended but not required)
ALHT 112/112L: Basic Electrocardiography 3
ALHT 105: Medical Ethics & Law 3
ALHT 206: Pathophysiology 3

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