Phlebotomy, Certificate

MLT.CRT.C79A

Program Overview

The Phlebotomy certificate is designed to prepare students to learn how to properly collect, handle, and process blood specimens for analysis in health care settings. Students learn proper specimen collection for various types of samples.

Students in health career programs are advised to consult the Code of Campus Affairs and Regulations, section 11.4. This regulation concerns completion of all courses in health career curricula being completed with a grade of C or better.

Additional Program info

This program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; 773-714-8880.

Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions, and a negative drug screen after registering for HLTH 1412 - Phlebotomy Practicum.

Students who complete this certificate program are eligible to take the national certification examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Program Outcomes

Phlebotomy program outcomes are based on NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science, the program’s accrediting body) criteria.

Graduation rates

Graduation rates are high. They are based upon those who began the second half of the program and completed it, and are compared to the NAACLS benchmark of 70% over a three year period.

Placement rates

Placement rates are determined by feedback from graduates using a survey 6 months after completion. Rates are determined by those indicating they are seeking employment in the field. They are compared to the NAACLS benchmark of 70% over a three year period.

Certification exam pass rates

The program’s pass rate is compared to the national pass rate and to the NAACLS benchmark of 75% over a three year period.

BOC Pass Rate:

2017 2018 2019
No. of graduates 49 39 34
No. who sat for BOC within 1 year 6 3 1
No. who passed BOC within 1 year 6 3 1
% passed 100% 100% 100%
National average 91% 90% 91%
  • Three year pass rate 100%

Graduation Rate:

Based on final half of program; in HLTH 1412

2017 2018 2019
No. who began final half 49 42 35
No. who began final half and graduated 48 39 34
Graduation rate 98% 93% 97%
  • Three year graduation rate 96%
  • Three year attrition rate 4%

Placement Rate:

Based on response rate from six month graduate surveys; low response rates.

  2017 2018 2019
No. graduates who responded 16 11 19
No. seeking employment 16 11 2
No. employed in related field 12 9 14

Placement rate

75% 82% 88%
  • Three year average placement rate is 83%

Program Requirements

Major Courses

HLTH 1312Medical Terminology

2 Credits

HLTH 1404Phlebotomy Techniques

4 Credits

HLTH 1412Phlebotomy Techniques Practicum

2 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 8

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

HLTH 1312Medical Terminology

2 Credits

HLTH 1404Phlebotomy Techniques

4 Credits

Spring semester

HLTH 1412Phlebotomy Techniques Practicum

2 Credits

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