The laboratory depends on the phlebotomy technician to collect quality samples from the patient to produce excellent laboratory results. To do this, the phlebotomy technician must create an atmosphere of trust and confidence with patients in a skillful, safe and reliable manner. The student will learn how to accurately collect and process blood samples by mastering both phlebotomy and capillary blood collection techniques. Quality control issues of the clinical laboratory will be stressed along with OSHA standards of infection control. This certificate meets the criteria of the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as an acceptable program of study for those who wish to sit for the Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) exam.

Required Coursework

 ALH 218 Medical Terminology*  3 credits
 ALH 222 Disease Conditions*  3 credits
 ALH 230 Medical Office Lab* 4 credits
 ALH 250 Medical Law & Bioethics*  3 credits
 ALH 285 Phlebotomy Practicum*  3 credits
 BIO 101 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology*  4 credits
 BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 credits
 BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 credits
 BUS 111 Contemporary Business & Technical Communications* 4 credits
 Total:  24-28 credits
 *All courses have a prerequisite


  1. The student must achieve a minimum grade of 2.0 in all curriculum courses. The student must pass ALH 230 with a minimum grade of 2.5.
  2. Qualifications for the practicum require the student to have all coursework completed with an overall 2.5 GPA or above.  All program instructors must recommend the student for practicum.
  3. The process of determining who will enter the program will be selective.
  4. This certificate can be applied to the Health Care Worker Certificate that offers the student the choice of pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health Degree.


Effective: Fall 2011
Current as 7/16/14