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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5279N
Effective Term: 2019 Fall   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 7
CIP Code: 51.1009

Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this program, students may pursue a career as:
31-9097 Phlebotomists

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.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Required Courses
+ PLB109 Phlebotomy: Basic Skills 2
+ PLB111 Specimen Processing and Advanced Techniques in Phlebotomy Procedures 2
+ PLB122 Practicum: Phlebotomy and Specimen Processing 3
Credits: 7

Program Competencies
1. Application of safety and government standards and compliance to the phlebotomy setting. (HCC130, PLB109, PLB111, PLB122)
2. Demonstrate critical thinking, professional and ethical conduct in phlebotomy practices. (HCC130, PLB109, PLB111, PLB122)
3. Communicate sufficiently to serve the public, patients and members of the healthcare team. (HCC145AA, PLB109, PLB111, PLB122)
4. Implement quality assurance and quality control principles to requisitioning, specimen transport, and specimen processing. (PLB109, PLB111, PLB122)
5. Perform specimen collection utilizing proper procedures, equipment and techniques. (PLB109, PLB111, PLB122)
6. Application of methodologies and techniques including problem solving and troubleshooting for phlebotomy. (PLB109, PLB111, PLB122)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: January 22, 2019

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 in order to reflect the most current information available.