Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Phlebotomy Technician, STC


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The Phlebotomy Certificate prepares students to be an important member of the health care team. The phlebotomist’s primary role is to collect blood specimens for testing which aids the physician in the proper diagnosis and treatment of illness. Graduates will be prepared for entry level employment and will be qualified to sit for one of the national certification exams. This program will provide a career pathway to Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technician and other allied health professions.

Career Outlook

Employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 22 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform bloodwork.

Program Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Comply with infection control standards and federal, state, and locally mandated regulations regarding safety practices.
  2. Follow standard operating procedures to collect, transport, handle and process blood and other specimens.
  3. Model professional appearance, behavior and interpersonal skills in the work environment.
  4. Perform duties within legal and ethical boundaries.

Total Credits: 18


Total Program Hours 18


Students must maintain a minimum grade of “C” in all courses to progress in the program and graduate.

+ Students must attain a 2.00 grade point average in these technical courses to graduate.

 

Program Requirements Prior to Externship

  • BCI and FBI criminal background checks are required 6 to 8  weeks before taking the Externship courses.  A conviction for a misdemeanor or felony may affect a student’s eligibility to participate in externship experiences.
  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR + First Aid
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Health Physical & Immunization Form
  • Confidentiality Statement

 

Nursing & Allied Health Division

Tiffany Ludwig, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE
Dean
(419) 267-1246
Building A, Room 213

 

Questions:

NSCC Admissions Office
(419) 267-1320
admissions@NorthwestState.edu

Course curriculum is subject to change. Please consult with an Academic Advisor for up-to-date information.

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