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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. Prospective students who have completed the steps above will be required to complete the clinical eligibility requirements listed in the Phlebotomy application booklet.
  2. To meet clinical agency requirements for clinical experience, all students in   the Nursing and Health Sciences Programs must meet state and federal regulations as described by Florida Statutes S. 400.211. A Level II background check and drug/alcohol screening are required. Further instructions regarding the background and 10 panel drug/alcohol screen are provided in the respective program acceptance letter. All screening must be completed no more than six weeks prior to the first day of class. Results of screening must be available to the program/clinical coordinator by the last day of open registration as determined by the FGC Academic Calendar. Please note that random screening may be required while in the program. Students are responsible for the cost of all screening done for admission and randomly during the program.
  3. Additional costs are required when admitted to this program, including costs of uniforms, clinic shoes, liability insurance, health insurance, medical exam, standardized testing, graduation costs, immunizations, Level II background check and 10 panel drug/alcohol screening, and licensing fees. 

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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