The program is designed for students who wish to acquire a thorough body of knowledge and skills necessary for skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions.

Program Outcomes:

After participating in the learning environment offered through this program and successfully completing the required courses the successful student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the health care delivery system and medical terminology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and safety.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of body systems and anatomic terminology in order to relate major areas of the clinical laboratory to general pathologic conditions associated with the body systems.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of age specific or psychosocial considerations involved in the performance of phlebotomy procedures on various groups of patients.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance of specimen collection and specimen integrity in the delivery of patient care.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents.
  • Demonstrate proper techniques and follow standard operating procedures to collect specimens.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of phlebotomy complications and pre-analytical errors that can significantly alter results.
  • Demonstrate understanding of requisitioning, specimen transport and specimen processing.
  • Demonstrate understanding of quality assurance and quality control in phlebotomy.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the basic concepts of verbal and nonverbal communications, personal and patient interaction, stress management, professional behavior and legal implications of the medical work environment.

The College Catalog/Student Handbook has more details about this degree.

Phlebotomy Degree Plan