Phlebotomy Technician Certificate
The Phlebotomist Technician (pronunciation: fli-'bä-tä-mE ) is the person responsible for drawing blood as instructed by a physician or other health care professional. Most patients have their blood drawn at medical examinations or during hospital stays. The phlebotomist performs venipuncture on patients, transports blood specimens, maintains and cleans venipuncture trays, and may perform simple urinalysis tests, not to include microscopic examinations
Upon completing AHE 141 and AHE 143, students within this program will be eligible for ASCP certification and licensing as a MA-Phlebotomist through Washington State. For more information on being certified through the state of Washington, click here. The knowledge, skills, and abilities in this program were designed based on the standards defined by NAACLS and ASCP.
SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE
|AHE 116 Explore Health Careers||4 Credits|
|AHE 110 The Human Body: Structure & Function||5 Credits|
|BSTEC 104 Medical Terminology||3 Credits|
|BSTEC 129 PC Basics||3 Credits|
|SHS 170 HIV/AIDS and AHE 115 CPR/First Aid||1 Credit each|
Note: Students with previous healthcare experience or education may be able to waive some or all of the prerequisites. Please consult with an adviser for more information.
|AHE 141 Phlebotomy Technician||5 Credits|
|AHE 143 Phlebotomy Technician: Clinical Externship||4 Credits|
Phlebotomy courses are generally offered in fall, winter and spring quarters. In addition AHE 143 (Externship) may be offered in summer.
*Please see the projected annual schedule.