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Phlebotomist, Diploma (513.3)

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South, Braddock Hills

Health Programs - Limited Admissions  

This program prepares students to function as an entry-level phlebotomist in hospitals, blood drawing stations, physicians' offices, research or other health care settings. Phlebotomists collect blood specimens for tests used in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Graduates are eligible to apply for the national examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Enrollment in the program is limited by availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate application to this program.

Applicants must be eligible for ENG 100 - Basic Principles of Composition  and DVS 103 - Advanced College Reading & Study Skills  based on college placement testing. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check are required prior to registering for PHB 201C - Clinical Phlebotomy Practicum . Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all program courses.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will:

  1. Apply principles of specimen collection in the overall patient care system.
  2. Adhere to infection control and safety policies and procedures.
  3. Monitor quality control.
  4. Demonstrate professional conduct, communication skills and behavior in accordance with regulations, policies, laws and patient rights.

Diploma Requirements

Total: 12 Credits

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 12

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