Purpose

Provide students with advanced theory and laboratory experience required for employment in healthcare facilities. Prepare students to take the NPA (National Phlebotomy Association) certification exam. Provide employers with competent, entry-level phlebotomists. Provide students with exposure to the latest technology and devices being used.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program can:

  • Utilize universal precautions as outlined by the CDC.
  • Identify the venous anatomy and surfaces on which phlebotomy can be performed.
  • Differentiate between serum and plasma.
  • Analyze factors to be considered in venipuncture or skin puncture site selection.
  • Assemble the equipment and supplies needed to collect blood by venipuncture and skin puncture.
  • Discuss critically complications associated with blood collection.
  • Perform the steps in accurate specimen collection, tube draw order, and documentation procedures.
  • Perform a minimum of 100 successful venipunctures on human patients.

Program Requirements

Students should have English and Mathematics skills assessed. Deficiencies these areas may be corrected by completing the appropriate developmental studies courses.

Additional Information

The is a competitive admissions program. The deadline to submit a program application to the summer cohort is April 15th, the deadline to apply for admission to the fall cohort is July 15th. Please visit www.mecc.edu to apply for program admission. Phlebotomy students must complete the following prior to enrolling in MDL 106:

  • Proof & record of three Hepatitis B vaccinations OR proof of immunity by titer.
  • Proof and record of two Hepatitis A vaccinations OR proof of immunity by titer OR proof of the first in the series being received within the past six months
  • Proof & record of two MMR vaccines OR proof of immunity by titer.
  • Proof & record of negative TB test (two-step).
  • Proof & record of seasonal flu shot.
  • Proof & record of two varicella vaccinations OR proof of immunity by titer.
  • Proof & record of DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) vaccinations OR proof of immunity by titer.
  • Copy of BLS for Healthcare Provider (CPR) certification card, back and front.
  • Passing of criminal and sexual background checks and drug screen.
  • Clinical affiliates require documentation of current health insurance coverage.

Employment Opportunities

Phlebotomists may be employed by physician and other practices, acute care facilities, long term care facilities, home health agencies, insurers and by some government agencies.

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