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.
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:
- Successfully perform venipuncture by vacuum collection devices
- Successfully perform skin puncture to obtain specimen for whole blood testing and serum/plasma testing
- List essential information that should be on laboratory requisitions and specimen containers for identification
- Demonstrate appropriate interaction and communication with patients and staff
- Demonstrate a professional attitude and behavior in the workplace
See the links below for program-specific admission requirements and other information regarding our program.
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.
Fall or Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
|Class Hours||Lab Hours||Clinical Hours||Total Contact Hours||Total Credit Hours|
|PBT 100 Phlebotomy Technology||Prerequisite: admission to Phlebotomy program
Corequisite: PBT 101, CIS 111, ACA 111, PSY 101 or PSY 150
|PBT 101 Phlebotomy Practicum||Prerequisite: admission to Phlebotomy program
Corequisite: PBT 100, CIS 111, ACA 111, PSY 101 or PSY 150
|PSY 101 Applied Psychology
PSY 150 General Psychology
|Prerequisite for PSY 101: ENG 002 Tier 1
Prerequisite for PSY 150: ENG 002 Tier 1
|CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy (CIS 110 will also be accepted)||Prerequisite CIS 111: none
Prerequisites for CIS 110: ENG 002 Tier 1 and MAT 003 Tier 1
|ACA 111 College Student Success||n/a||1||n/a||n/a||1||1|
|Total Semester Hours||10||4||9||23||15|
|Total Semester Hours Required for Certificate||15|