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College Catalog 2018-2019

Career Studies Certificate
Offered through MEC
CIP Code: 51.1004

Purpose: The program 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: 
  Applicants must do the following:
    • 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.

Credit for Prior Learning: Students in this program who have been certified as a phlebotomy technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) and/or who have documented extensive experience in phlebotomy are eligible for credit for prior learning in the major clinical course. See an academic advisor for further information.

Continuation Requirements: Each course in this program must be completed with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better before taking the next course in the sequence.

One Semester Credits
1st Semester
1ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HIM 130 Healthcare Information Systems 3
2HLT 141 Intro to Medical Terminology 1
HLT 145 Ethics for Healthcare Personnel 2
MDL 105 Phlebotomy 3
MDL 106 Clinical Phlebotomy 4
Total   16
Total credits for the Phlebotomy Career Studies Certificate=16

1 May substitute ENG 112 or higher.

2 May substitute HIM 111.