Why Choose Phlebotomy Technician Certificate at CLC?
• CLC students have many internship opportunities with area health care facilities.
• Team-oriented classroom instruction will prepare you for teamwork in the health care field.
• A large variety of equipment and resources to allow for realistic, hands-on experience while learning.
• Classroom time is conducive to non-traditional student schedules.
• Opportunities to work in a variety of areas, like a clinics, hospitals or other health care settings.
PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE
Program Course Requirements
BIOL 1404 Human Biology (3 cr)
ENGL 1422 Practical Writing (3 cr)
MEDA 1120 Laboratory Techniques I (3 cr)
MEDA 1128 Medical Terminology (1 cr)
MEDA 1130 Ethics and Issues (1 cr)
MEDA 1132* Phlebotomy (2 cr)
PNUR 1130** Life Span (1cr)
Total 14 credits
MEDA 1134 Phlebotomy Technician Internship (3 cr)
Total 3 credits
GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 17 CREDITS
**PSYC 2431 Human Development (3 credits) may be substituted for PNUR 1130 Life Span (1 credit)
NOTE: Health Care Provider or Professional Rescuer CPR is required prior to working on patients.
Career Description: A Phlebotomy Technician (Phlebotomist) is an integral member of the medical laboratory team whose primary function is the collection of blood samples from patients via venipuncture or microtechniques. The Phlebotomy Technician facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens, and is often the patient’s only contact with the medical laboratory. The need to assure quality and patient safety mandates strict professional behavior and standards of practice for Phlebotomists.
Program Information: The 18 credit Phlebotomy Technician Certificate is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in the rapidly growing, high-demand field of health care support. Instruction is already in place during the fall semester of the Medical Assistant Program. This certificate enables students to complete the academic requirements for a phlebotomy technician in one semester and complete the internship requirements following instruction.
Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate professional behaviors and attitudes consistent with delivery of safe, ethical, legal and compassionate patient care.
- Effectively use quality assurance requirements in obtaining patient blood specimens by venipuncture or microtechniques.
- Interact with patients, families, providers, and other healthcare team members in a respectful and caring manner.
Special Program Requirements:
Students must complete Heatlhcare Provider CPR prior to working with patients.
Accreditation: Accreditation through AMT or ASCP is being sought at this time.
Certification: Upon successful completion of all coursework and a 135 hour internship, students will prepare to sit for the national certification exam to be come a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.
Admissions: Progression through the program is sequential. Admission start date is Fall semester. A high school diploma or GED is required. Healthcare Provider CPR is a prerequisite for this program. Please contact the Admissions Department on the Brainerd or Staples campus for information or to apply to the program.
Career Opportunities: The primary employment opportunities include working in a clinic setting, hospital, laboratory or blood bank.
Career Titles: Students may take a national certification exam to become a certified Phlebotomist or Phlebotomy Technician. It is not necessary to have this certification to work as a phlebotomist at this time, but it is the feeling of industry partners that it will eventually be a requirement. By students gaining this certification, it provides them with an advantage when interviewing for phlebotomy positions to show that they have had formal training.
Advisory Board: The Advisory Board will consist of current members of the Medical Assistant Advisory Board.
Medical Assistant Faculty
Dawn L. Verdon, worked as a Certified Medical Assistant for 29 years before returning to college to earn her AA degree from Central Lakes College in 2002, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a K-8 elementary education degree from Bemidji State University in 2005, and most recently a Master’s degree in Education and Leadership from Southwest Minnesota State University in 2013. She holds certification as a Certified Medical Assistant from the American Association of Medical Assistants (CMA), and as an Allied Health Instructor (AHI) from the American Medical Technologists. Dawn’s continued interest in the medical field led her to apply for the position at Central Lakes College when it was announced that they were adding the program offering in 2008. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, biking, reading, music, theater, and spending time with family and friends.
Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall, MN
Masters of Science in Education July 2013
Specialty: Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Career Courses for Adult Learning, Theory, Designing Instruction and Assessment May 2011
Bemidji State University Bemidji, MN Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education May 2005
Specialty: Communication Arts and Literature
Willmar Area Vocational-Technical Institute (Ridgewater College) Willmar, MN Medical Office Assistant May 1976
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