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Basic Phlebotomy

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Basic Phlebotomy program is designed to prepare a person to obtain blood specimens by skin puncture and venipuncture in supervised labs. Students in the Basic Phlebotomy program will be in contact with potentially infectious blood, tissues, and body fluids. The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Clinical Phlebotomy is also available at select colleges. Please check with your local college for program availability. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the students are eligible to take a national certification examination.

This is a Fast Track Certificate, which can be completed in two semesters or less.

Details

Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Basic Phlebotomy (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5209N
Total credits required
4
Catalog Year
2024-2025
Effective Term
Fall 2023
Admissions criteria

ALL STUDENTS:

High School diploma or GED.

Ability to fully participate in classroom and laboratory setting program activities.

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 ýƵ website.

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

Notes

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

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

This program does not contain a clinical component.

PHOENIX COLLEGE STUDENTS:
Formal application and admission to the program is required. For further information, contact a Health Professions academic advisor or the Program Director.

GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
GateWay Community College also offers a clock-based certificate in Phlebotomy:

What You'll Learn

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

  1. Explain safety and government standards and compliance in 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. Summarize quality assurance and quality control principles to requisitioning, specimen transport, and specimen processing.
  5. Perform specimen collection utilizing proper procedures, equipment and techniques.
  6. Distinguish methodologies and techniques including problem solving and troubleshooting for phlebotomy.

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 wages* for this certificate. 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. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Pipeline AZ using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources.

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 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 FYE101 and FYE103. 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
2
2
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

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 for additional details regarding the requirements of this award .

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.