Phlebotomy plays an important role in the health care field. The Phlebotomy certificate program is designed to prepare students to obtain blood specimens by skin puncture or venipuncture using proper technique on adults, children and infants.
Responsibilities of a phlebotomist may include:
- Collecting fluid or tissue samples
- Draw blood using different collection techniques
- Explain procedures to patients
- Conduct standard laboratory tests
Students in the Phlebotomy program will be in contact with potentially infections blood, tissues, and body fluids. Formal application is required for acceptance in the program. For information regarding program length, costs, and application process, please see the FAQ page.
In this program you can earn the following:
The Arizona Course Applicability System provides information on courses, course equivalencies, and program requirements at all public universities in Arizona. This website can provide you with information on how your specific coursework will transfer and apply toward a degree program.
Career opportunities are varied and many. Phlebotomists may find employment in reference laboratories, hospitals, insurance companies, outreach services, patient service centers, research facilities, donor centers and physician’s offices.
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Students who successfully complete the program receive a certificate of completion from the college. Upon satisfactory completion of the Phlebotomy Program, students are qualified to take a national certification exam. Information concerning phlebotomy national certification can be found at www.phlebotomy.com.