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Health Care Science Certificate Program - Phlebotomy Option

HEALTH CARE SCIENCE PHLEBOTOMY OPTION FOR DEGREE PROGRAMS

The purpose of the Health Care Science option - Phlebotomy for degree programs is to earn credits to prepare students for entry into an associate degree program while obtaining credits toward a technical certificate in phlebotomy. The Phlebotomy Technician program trains students to obtain blood samples from an artery or vein as ordered by a medical doctor, or other licensed healthcare practitioner for screening and diagnostic evaluation in a lab. Phlebotomists also perform other tasks as required, such as urine collection, specimen processing, sample testing, and analysis reports. Their main goal is to maintain the sample's integrity, practice universal precautions, and deliver excellent services to the community. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be eligible to apply for entry into the Clinical Lab Technology degree program or the Dental Hygiene degree program. The concentration offered builds upon a common core of general education and Health Sciences core courses. Graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce in a variety of health careers.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Phlebotomists are employed in a variety of medical facilities, including: hospitals, laboratories, blood banks, and physicians offices.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

PHLEBOTOMY CURRICULUM

The standard curriculum for the Health Care Science Phlebotomy option is designed for the quarter system. Students may enter the PHL-103 Introduction to Venipuncture course during Fall and Spring quarters, Vidalia campus, and Winter and Summer quarters, Glennville campus. The Phlebotomy option generally takes 4 quarters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 58 credit hours.

 

CURRICULUM OUTLINECREDITS
GENERAL CORE COURSES 28
COL 1000*College Survival Strategies (Institutional Credit Only)(3)
ENG 1101*Composition and Rhetoric (OL)5
ENG 2130* American Literature5
MAT 1111*College Algebra (OL)5
PSY 1101*Introduction to Psychology (OL)5
SCT 100* Introduction to Microcomputers(OL) 3
SPC 1101*Public Speaking (OL) 5
SCIENCE COURSES 15
BIO 2113* Anatomy and Physiology I5
BIO 2114* Anatomy and Physiology II 5
CHM 1111* Chemistry I 5
OCCUPATIONAL COURSES 15
AHS 104*Introduction to Healthcare3
PHL 103** Introduction to Venipuncture† 4
PHL 105** Clinical Practice 8

* "C" or higher is required for designated courses.

** Prior to a student enrolling in either PHL 103 or PHL 105 all prerequisites as described in the course information section of catalog must be met. Any exceptions would have to be approved by the Dean of Health Sciences. The link provided below will take you to this section of catalog: http://www.southeasterntech.edu/2010-11_catalog/courseinformation.asp

(OL) designation indicates course is available online in selected quarters.

†Students with one quarter or greater lapse after completion of PHL 103 must re-take PHL 103 prior to enrolling in PHL 105.

PROGRAM COSTS

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)

Tuition/Fees: $2,770

Books/Supplies: $1,200

Refer to General Health Sciences Basic Clinical Requirements and Costs at www.southeasterntech.edu/2010-11_catalog/healthsciences/healthsciences.asp.

CLINICAL REQUIREMENTS

Students must complete a total of 240 clinical hours within PHL 105. Students must obtain 50 venipunctures and 5 finger sticks from their approved clinical site. Students will be responsible for securing the clinical sites with assistance from the instructor. Prior to beginning practicum courses, students must submit a medical exam stating that the student is in good health. This must include documentation of TB skin testing, and all required immunizations, including Hepatitis B. Students who refuse Hepatitis B vaccination must sign a declination form and be aware that clinical sites may refuse to accept them. Students will be required to have a drug screen and background check before attending a clinical site. Forms will be provided by the instructor.