Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5279N
First Term: 2015 Spring   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 7
CIP Code: 51.1009

Occupational Area: Health Science
Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 31-9097

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. 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)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 24, 2015

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.