Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy

 

DESCRIPTION

   The Phlebotomy certificate includes coursework designed to provide all skills and knowledge necessary to be eligible to take the ASCP - American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Registry Exam. This certificate also provides additional foundational general education coursework applicable and transferable to KVCC degree programs. A Phlebotomist is an allied health technician trained to draw blood, either for laboratory tests or for blood to be used for transfusion.

 

PROGRAM MISSION

   To prepare students for successful completion of the ASCP - American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Registry Exam and provide a general education transfer foundation for transfer into KVCC degree programs.

 

EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES
   Upon successful completion of the Phlebotomy program, the graduate is expected to:

    1. Be prepared and eligible to take the ASCP - American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Registry Exam.
    2. Have completed foundational general education coursework applicable and transferable to KVCC degree programs.
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

   Clinical Rotations consist of up to fifteen eight hour days. Clinical assignments will be given to the students after the start of the class. Clinical rotations will be held on the days the students are not scheduled for class.

 

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Attendance is mandatory at all classroom and clinical rotations as assigned. Appropriate hospital dress code must be followed while on clinical rotations. Students will be required to do a minimum of 100 successful venipunctures, 25 successful skin punctures, and participate in an orientation at a full service laboratory. In addition, students must:

    • Have a passing grade of "C" in MLT103 in order to participate in clinical rotations.
    • Complete required proof of immunization form for Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Rubella, Rubeola, Tuberculosis screening, and proof of  Chicken Pox and Mumps.
    • Have a valid Healthcare Provider CPR card prior to starting clinical rotations.
 

EXPOSURE TO INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Applicants who consider a career in nursing or any other of the allied health professions should be aware that during the course of their education and subsequent employment, they will be working in situations where exposure to infectious diseases is probable. This is an occupational risk for all health care workers. Persons should not become health care workers unless they recognize and accept this risk. Proper education and strict adherence to well-established infection control guidelines, however, can reduce the risk to a minimum. Thorough education in infection control procedures is an integral part of each health care program.

Additionally, applicants should be aware that exposure to natural rubber latex (NRL) is likely. Individuals exposed to NRL products may develop allergic reactions such as skin rashes; hives; nasal, eyes, or sinus symptoms; and, rarely, shock.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Family Planning Centers
  • Hospitals/Laboratories
  • Physicians’ Offices
  • Family Practice Clinics
  • Pediatricians’ Offices
  • Specialized Medical Offices
  • Federally Funded Health Care Programs

 

 
FIRST SEMESTERCERTIFICATECREDIT HOURS
ENG101 English Composition 3
MAS121 Medical Terminology 3
MAT113 Elements of Mathematics 3
  TOTAL FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS 9
SECOND SEMESTER  

CREDIT HOURS

COM104 Intro to Communication 3
CPT117 Software Applications I 3
MLT103 Phlebotomy 6
 

TOTAL SECOND SEMESTER CREDITS

12
 

TOTAL CREDITS

21
 

CRITERIA FOR GRADUATION

   Students must complete 21 credits in the Phlebotomy certificate program and achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all courses. Students must maintain a final GPA of 2.0.