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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Career Studies Certificate MEC

Purpose: The career studies certificate in Phlebotomy is designed to prepare personnel who collect and process blood and other samples for medical laboratory analysis. Phlebotomists work in hospitals, medical clinics, commercial laboratories, and in other settings where blood is collected from patients. The curriculum includes learning experiences in both on-campus laboratories and affiliated clinical laboratories. Graduates are eligible to sit for the national examination to become certified as a Phlebotomy Technician.

Admission Requirements: 
  Students must:
    • Comply with all General Admission Requirements for Allied Health Programs.
    • Attend a Phlebotomy Information Session.
    • Have a NOVA application on file.
    • Hold a high school diploma or GED.
    • Have completed or qualify for ENG 111.
    • Have minimum 2.0 curricular GPA.

Advanced Standing: Persons who have been certified by a national agency as a phlebotomist or who have documented extensive experience in phlebotomy may seek advanced standing for MDL 106 (Clinical Phlebotomy).

One Semester Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I or CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
HLT 141 Intro to Medical Terminology 1
MDL 105 Phlebotomy 3
MDL 106 Clinical Phlebotomy 4
Total   11
Total credits for the Phlebotomy Career Studies Certificate=11