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Phlebotomy

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Phlebotomy program is designed to prepare a person to obtain blood specimens by skin puncture and venipuncture. The phlebotomist may find employment in hospitals, patient service centers, life insurance companies, doctors' offices, outreach services, and donor centers. Students in the Phlebotomy program will be in contact with potentially infectious blood, tissues, and body fluids.

Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the students are eligible to take a national certification examination.

Details

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Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Phlebotomy (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5279N
Total Credits Required
7
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Application of safety and government standards and compliance to the phlebotomy setting.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking, professional and ethical conduct in phlebotomy practices.
  3. Communicate sufficiently to serve the public, patients and members of the healthcare team.
  4. Implement quality assurance and quality control principles to requisitioning, specimen transport, and specimen processing.
  5. Perform specimen collection utilizing proper procedures, equipment and techniques.
  6. Application of methodologies and techniques including problem solving and troubleshooting for phlebotomy.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

ALL STUDENTS:

High School diploma or GED.

Ability to fully participate in classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting program activities.

Completion of Program Prerequisites courses with a grade of C or better.

Submit current CPR card for Health Care Provider and maintain current status throughout the practicum(s).

Proof of current immunization: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), Tuberculosis skin test (TB), Varicella, Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td), and Hepatitis B (HEB) vaccine.

Complete and submit the required proof of immunity and health declaration form signed by a licensed health care provider.

Submit to a drug screening and demonstrate negative results.

Background Check Requirements
Admission to an Allied Health program requires that students be in compliance with the Maricopa County Community College District Supplemental Background Check policy. Program applications will not be accepted without a copy of an Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card. Upon conditional program admission, the student must comply with all requirements of the current MCCCD background check policy.

PHOENIX COLLEGE STUDENTS:
Formal application and admission to the program are required. Applications can be obtained from the Program Director, a Health Professions Advisor, or from the Phoenix College web site.

GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS:
For program Admission information on the clock-based certificate in Phlebotomy visit:

www.gatewaycc.edu/phlebotomy
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
HCC130 Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery May be waived for students who provide evidence of completion of healthcare education from an accredited agency/institute or approved by the Phlebotomy Program Director. 0–3
HCC145AA Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals I 0–1

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
PLB109 Phlebotomy: Basic Skills 2
PLB111 Specimen Processing and Advanced Techniques in Phlebotomy Procedures 2
PLB122 Practicum: Phlebotomy and Specimen Processing 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
HCC130 Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery May be waived for students who provide evidence of completion of healthcare education from an accredited agency/institute or approved by the Phlebotomy Program Director. 0–3
HCC145AA Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals I May be waived for students who provide evidence of completion of healthcare education from an accredited agency/institute or approved by the Phlebotomy Program Director. 0–1

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
PLB109 Phlebotomy: Basic Skills Critical course Gateway course 2
PLB111 Specimen Processing and Advanced Techniques in Phlebotomy Procedures 2
PLB122 Practicum: Phlebotomy and Specimen Processing 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Phlebotomy (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=135115).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020