Certificate in Phlebotomy
Award: Certificate in Phlebotomy
Semester hours required for graduation: 26
The phlebotomy certificate provides students with the basic skills necessary for the collection of laboratory blood specimens. The phlebotomy program incorporates theory, skills, clinical experience, and special procedures required to meet the venipuncture needs in the hospital, clinical, urgent care, doctor’s office, nursing home, and/or other health care setting.
The student will learn how to collect blood specimens correctly for venipunctures, micro collections (dermal or heel tubular collected) along with capillary punctures. The student will also learn therapeutic laboratory testing. As part of the program, the student will learn appropriate safety precautions to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.
Selected learning experiences are provided in a number of healthcare agencies located within Williamsburg and surrounding counties. Students are assigned to clinical sites based on space availability and individual learning experiences. Graduates of the phlebotomy certificate are eligible to take a national certification examination for phlebotomy.
Program admission requires the following:
• Accuplacer Score of 75+ Reading, 81+ Writing
• High School Diploma/GED
• Hepatitis B immunization, signed wavier refusal, or completion of 3 process titers indicating immunity
• MMR immunization or titer. If you are not immune you will have to receive the vaccine (two-part process one month apart).
• Chicken pox vaccination or titer. If you are not immune you will have to receive the vaccine (two-part process one month apart).
• Two step PPD/ or chest X-Ray.
• Physical examination (Forms are provided by the college and should be current within one year and complete).
• Must complete hospital orientation.
• Students are required to purchase school uniform/shoes
Required Coursework - Credit Hours
AHS 102 Medical Terminology (3-0-3)
COL 103 College Skills (3-0-3)
AHS 106 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (1-0-1)
AHS 136 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology (3-0-3)
AHS 141 Phlebotomy for the Healthcare provider (2.5-1.5-3)
Required Coursework - Credit Hours
AHS 143 Phlebotomy Skills (6.5-1.5-7)
AHS 146 Phlebotomy Experience (5.5-1.5-6)
Graduation times may vary according to course availability and/or individual course load. Consult faculty advisor.
Upon successful completion of the Phlebotomy program at Williamsburg Technical College, students are eligible to take the National Health Career Association (NHA) Phlebotomy (CPT) national certification exam. This is a fully accredited national certification that is widely recognized by employers. (Steffen, 2016).
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Williamsburg Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Williamsburg Technical College.
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