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Program Overview

This 8 credit-hour certificate program consists of lectures, student laboratories and a clinical internship arranged in a local health care facility. This certificate is useful for a number of health care professionals interested in developing the skills and techniques involved in the collection of blood from patients or donors for diagnostic testing. In addition, ethical and legal responsibilities, effective communication skills and safe practices are studied. Phlebotomists are employed in hospitals, hospital laboratories, physician offices, clinics, blood banks, commercial laboratories, or similar facilities. Phlebotomy has become a fast-growing health occupation and is considered a profession with a standardized educational curriculum and accepted routes for national certification. NOTE: All students wishing to sit for the national certification exam must have earned a High School Diploma or equivalency. Proof of high school graduation or GED is required before registering for PHB102.

Program Requirements


A grade of C or better in all HSC and PHB courses is required for all students.

Course Number Course Title Credits
HSC 112 Medical Terminology 2
PHB 101 Phlebotomy Principles and Practice 4
PHB 102 Phlebotomy Internship 2

Gainful Employment

Non-financial aid eligible program.
Last Updated: 1/2/18