The Phlebotomy Technology program is a one-semester program that introduces students to proper collection, transport, and handling of blood including blood collection equipment, venipuncture, and capillary collection. Pre-analytic complications, specimen collection procedures, forensic toxicology, and collection from an adult, pediatric, geriatric, home and long-term care clients are covered. Instruction also includes collection of urine and other body fluids. Laboratory experiences are included to reinforce the didactic content.
Phlebotomists may seek employment in inpatient hospital laboratory settings, outpatient laboratories, physician offices, and medical clinics. Program graduates may apply to seek certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or the National Health Career Association (NHA).
The Phlebotomy Technology program is Approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119; (773)714-8880; www.naacls.org.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Complete all SEARK College admission requirements.
- Completion of all general admission procedures of the College;
- Completion of competency testing in Reading (ACT or ACCUPLACER NG). Minimum acceptable scores: ACT Reading 19; ACCUPLACER NG Reading 263+, or completion of a course in Developmental Reading;
- Completion of the Nursing and Allied Health Application for Admission form;
- Completion of or concurrent enrollment in HEAL 1113 Medical Terminology (or by instructor permission);
- Documentation of current American Heart Association (AHA) CPR Health Care Provider Certification; and
- Criminal background check.
Students enrolled in Allied Health programs with a clinical component will be assessed a fee for malpractice insurance. Random drug screening may be used anytime during the program at the student's expense.
This is a one-semester course of study.