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2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate of Achievement

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The phlebotomy technician program prepares students to certify and work as a phlebotomist in the clinical or laboratory setting. The program is designed to incorporate foundation courses in Allied Health education with focused courses in basic and advanced phlebotomy skills. The program includes required lecture, laboratory and practicum components to meet state and national standards for certification and employment.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the following skills & abilities:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
  • Select correct blood collection tube for ordered test
  • Select best vein for blood draws
  • Use alternative techniques such as capillary punctures or bleeding times
  • Use correct labeling and documentation techniques
  • Communicate respectfully and professionally with co-workers, health care professionals, customers, patients, and their families
  • Practice responsible and confidential communications and apply an understanding of laws and ethics as required in health care practice
  • Recognize and respect cultural influences and perceptions
  • Work within an integrated system of jobs and professions that make up the health care delivery system

Important Notes/Conditions

This applies to the students seeking Allied health AAS-T degree upon completion of the certificate:

  • To earn any certificate in Allied Health, students must complete all required certificate program courses with a grade of “C” or better.
  • To earn the AAS-T degree in Allied Health, students must first complete a certificate in Allied Health, and they must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applied to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

For details about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.bellevuecollege.edu/legal/gedisclosure/phlebotomy-technician.pdf

Total: 45-54

* Standard department recommendation. Alternative choices are accepted, to support students’ educational and professional goals.
**See Catalog for defined prerequisite or placement standards.

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