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Major Code: 5279
Award: CCL
CIPS Code: 51.1009
Total Credits: 7

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Phlebotomy program is designed to prepare a person to obtain blood specimens by skin puncture and venipuncture. The phlebotomist may find employment in hospitals, patient service centers, life insurance companies, doctors' offices, outreach services, and donor centers. Students in the Phlebotomy program will be in contact with potentially infectious blood, tissues, and body fluids. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the students are eligible to take a national certification examination.

Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program. PHOENIX COLLEGE STUDENTS: Completion of Program Prerequisites courses with a grade of C or better required prior to formal application and admission to the program. For further information, contact a Health Professions academic advisor or the Program Director. SOUTH MOUNTAIN STUDENTS: Completion of Program Prerequisites courses with a grade of C or better required prior to admission to the program. For further information, contact the GRIC academic advisor or the Program Director.

Program Prerequisites

Credits: 0-4
Option 1: Credits:
HCC130Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery (3) OR
Two or more years of documented work experience as a licensed or certified health care provider.
HCC145AAMedical Terminology for Health Care Workers I 1
Option 2: Credits:
HCC130(3) and HCC145AA (1) are waived for students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree or higher degree in a health science discipline from a regionally accredited institution of higher education recognized by the Maricopa Community College District.

Required Courses

Credits: 7
PLB109Phlebotomy: Basic Skills 2
PLB111Specimen Processing and Advanced Techniques in Phlebotomy Procedures 2
PLB122Practicum: Phlebotomy and Specimen Processing 3

Restricted Electives

Credits: None

Program Competencies

  • 1. Identify and describe procedures of infection control, first aid, and safety. (PLB109)

  • 2. Use appropriate medical terminology in phlebotomy. (PLB109, PLB111)

  • 3. Describe the importance of specimen collection in the overall patient care system. (PLB109, PLB111)

  • 4. Apply proper procedures for requisitioning, transporting, and processing of the specimens. (PLB109, PLB111, PLB122)

  • 5. Describe and use collection equipment and various types of anticoagulants. (PLB109, PLB111)

  • 6. Apply proper techniques to perform venipuncture and capillary puncture. (PLB109, PLB111, PLB122)

  • 7. Identify and describe established policies and procedures to assure quality specimens and safety. (PLB109, PLB111, PLB122)

  • 8. Determine appropriateness of samples to be processed for analyses requested. (PLB122)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

Complete information for CCL - Phlebotomy can be found HERE

Please refer to the MCCCD CCTA website for official information on all programs.