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Phlebotomy

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Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Phlebotomy program will teach you the skills needed to obtain blood and other specimens for laboratory analysis. You’ll learn theory and gain clinical experience in a professional environment geared toward your specific learning needs.

Careers

Upon completion of this concentration, Phlebotomy graduates will be able to qualify for employment in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and other healthcare settings and may be eligible for national certification as phlebotomy technicians.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, you’ll:

  1. Successfully perform venipuncture by vacuum collection devices
  2. Successfully perform skin puncture to obtain specimen for whole blood testing and serum/plasma testing
  3. List essential information that should be on laboratory requisitions and specimen containers for identification
  4. Demonstrate appropriate interaction and communication with patients and staff
  5. Demonstrate a professional attitude and behavior in the workplace

Resources

See the links below for program-specific admission requirements and other information regarding our program.

Phlebotomy Handbook

Admission Fact Sheet

HSWP Admission Comparison Grid

Some Health Sciences and Wellness programs may have additional requirements related to required grade-point averages, grades, and other progression policies required for graduation. Please see program handbooks for more information.

Curriculum Guide

Some Health Sciences and Wellness programs may have additional requirements related to required grade-point averages, grades and other progression policies required for graduation. Please see program handbooks for more information.

First Year
Fall or Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
PBT 100 Phlebotomy Technology Prerequisites: Admission to Phlebotomy program
Corequisites: PBT 101, CIS 111, ACA 111, PSY 101 or PSY 150
5 2 n/a 7 6
PBT 101 Phlebotomy Practicum Prerequisites: Admission to Phlebotomy program
Corequisites: PBT 100, CIS 111, ACA 111, PSY 101 or PSY 150
n/a n/a 9 9 3
PSY 101 Applied Psychology
or
PSY 150 General Psychology
Prerequisites for PSY 101: RED 080 or ENG 085 or DRE 097 or appropriate placement
Prerequisites for PSY 150: ENG 080 and RED 080, or ENG 085, or DRE 097, or appropriate placement
3 n/a n/a 3 3
ACA 111 College Student Success none 1 n/a n/a 1 1
Total Semester Hours 10 4 9 23 15
Total Semester Hours Required for Certificate 15