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Phlebotomy, O.C.

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Banner Code: PBTM

Occupational Certificate

(165 clock hours) (5.5 occupational credits)

The Phlebotomy certificate prepares a student for employment as a phlebotomist. A phlebotomist obtains blood by venipuncture or skin puncture and is an integral part of a clinical laboratory.

This course is a combination of classroom instruction and six weeks in the clinical setting, scheduled over a 16-week period. This program is normally offered during the fall semester.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary to perform safe and accurate phlebotomy techniques in a healthcare setting.

Admission Process

Prior to Admission

  1. Complete a Florida Gateway College application.
  2. Complete the Phlebotomy Application and return it to Nursing and Health Sciences, Building 103.

Prior to starting Phlebotomy course:

  1. Students who have completed the steps above will be required to complete the clinical eligibility requirements listed in the Phlebotomy application booklet.
  2. Drug and alcohol screening: Students must test negative on urinalysis for controlled substances of amphetamines, cannabinoids, cocaine, opiates, and PCP. Instructions for the testing will be given at the beginning of HSC 0003 .
  3. Students must complete an in-depth background screen, physical examination, immunizations or appropriate lab studies, and
  4. Provide copy of accident and health/hospitalization insurance.

A student who completes the certificate is eligible to take the national certification examination through the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians.

Required Courses: 165 clock hours, 5.5 occupational credits

Phlebotomy Total: 165 clock hours, 5.5 occupational credits

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