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    May 29, 2023  
2018-2019 | Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Phlebotomy Short-Term Technical Certificate

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The Phlebotomy Short-Term Technical Certificate is for students wishing to pursue a career working with patients in a health care setting. Phlebotomists are trained to collect blood and other biological samples using a variety of equipment and techniques and work directly with patients to obtain samples for analysis. Students will gain other valuable skills necessary for success in the field, including computer usage, medical terminology and laboratory procedures. Students in this program should possess good communication skills, patience, teamwork, attention to detail and the manual dexterity required to perform the essential duties of this delicate job. Students will demonstrate and perfect these competencies during an internship experience, which caps off this certificate-granting program.

Accreditation ►
The Phlebotomy program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)♦
♦ National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Service (NAACLS) | 5600 N River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018 | 773.714.8880

Phlebotomy Certificate Applicants ►
In addition to complying with the College’s general admission procedures, Phlebotomy applicants must
place into college level English or successfully completed Basic Writing  and College Preparatory Reading  courses;
have a cumulative 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale); and
achieve a minimum grade of “C” or better in program required courses to complete certificate.

Students are required to have a successful background check and complete all necessary health forms prior to taking Phlebotomy & Laboratory Techniques .
NOTE  Federal Financial Aid is not available for Short-Term Technical Certificate programs, but scholarship assistance may be available.
NOTE  Students pursuing a Short-Term Technical Certificate may need to satisfy course prerequisites which may include placement testing. 

Click here for the Phlebotomy Student Handbook  
Click here for the 2017 Phlebotomy Student Outcomes  

Program Outcomes ►
The student will
demonstrate professionalism in regards to ethical and responsible behavior;
demonstrate effective interpersonal skills with patients, physicians and co-workers;
demonstrate competent written and medical terminology skills;
apply clinical policies and procedures effectively in the performance of duties;
apply ethical and legal policies and procedures effectively in the performance of duties;
adapt methods and techniques to the individual needs or capabilities of patients; and
apply the skills, attitudes and disposition that reflect Edison State core values.


  ALH 101S Introduction to Health Care     1 C   ►Student must have successful background check to enter program.
►Student must meet health requirements.

  ALH 151S Health Care Medical Terminology   3 C  
  OHA 111S Document Processing I  OR 3 C  
  CIT 110S Computer Concepts and Applications        
  PLB 150S Phlebotomy & Laboratory Techniques     3 C  
  PLB 291L Phlebotomy Internship     1.5 C  
  PLB 291R Phlebotomy Internship Seminar   2 C  
  Credit Hours 13.5    


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