Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Phlebotomist

ALLEGHENY, BOYCE, SOUTH  
Certificate (513.1)

This program prepares students to function as an entry-level phlebotomist in hospitals, blood drawing stations, physicians offices, research or other healthcare settings. Phlebotomists collect blood specimens for tests used in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Graduates are eligible to apply for the national examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Enrollment in the program is limited by availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate application to this program.

Applicants must be eligible for ENG-100 Basic Principles of Composition and DVS-103 Advanced College Reading & Study Skills based on college placement testing. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check are required prior to registering for PHB-201 Clinical Phlebotomy Practicum. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all program courses.

The Phlebotomist program at South Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; 727.210.2350, www.caahep.org.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will:

  1. Apply principles of specimen collection in the overall patient care system.
  2. Adhere to infection control and safety policies and procedures.
  3. Monitor quality control.
  4. Demonstrate professional conduct, communication skills and behavior in accordance with regulations, policies, laws and patient rights.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Certificate Requirements 

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 12

One Semester      

  Credits

ALH-106 

Basic Life Support

 1

PHB-101

Clinical Phlebotomy

4

PHB-111

Clinical Phlebotomy Lab

1

PHB-201

Clinical Phlebotomy Practicum

3

PHB-211    

Clinical Phlebotomy Seminar           

3

 

Total Credits 

12

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