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Phlebotomy Technician (CD)

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Certificate of Development · Program Code: 178 · Credit Hours: 16-17 ∙ Contact Hours: 24-26

Associate Dean: René Bieganowski

A phlebotomy technician practices blood-collection techniques that include venipunctures and skin punctures to provide samples for lab analysis. Students will learn:

  • Techniques and procedures to assist in various lab procedures;
  • To recognize conditions that alter specimen collections handling and test results;
  • To determine appropriate specimen collection supplies and equipment;
  • How to assure appropriateness of lab tests;
  • Communication techniques with laboratories, medical providers and patients;
  • How to provide the best care possible and assure specimen integrity.

Upon successful completion of the PHLB program, students may write the exam for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Phlebotomy Technician (PbT) Certification.

Important Program Information

Only 12 students will be admitted into the Phlebotomy program each academic year. The application process for the program is selective: application to the program does not guarantee admission. Applicants will be ranked for admission using both academic and non-academic criteria, including membership in the WOCTEP program (Waganakising Odawa Career and Technical Education Program), in recognition of WOCTEP's role in establishing the program itself. Students must successfully complete prerequisite courses and complete the application process by the application deadline.

The Application Deadline is July 1 of each year.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the Associate Dean of Health, Business and Technology early in the application process for advising concerning completion of prerequisite courses, specific admission requirements, coordination with other Allied Health programs (e.g. Medical Assistant, CNA) and membership in the WOCTEP program.

Applicant selection is finalized with the review of grades. Notification of acceptance occurs in early August. PHLB Tech program course requirements are taken in the fall (PHLB 101 ) and winter semesters (PHLB 102 ).

The Allied Health Program Application and the Pre-Admission Medical History Form are available online.

Phlebotomy Program Requirements

  • Proof of high school diploma or GED;
  • Apply and complete the North Central admission process;
  • Complete and submit an Allied Health Program Application by the deadline date;
  • Successfully complete general education requirements listed below;
  • Submit official college transcripts (if needed);
  • Provide written documentation of immunizations specified on Allied Health Program Application;
  • Provide documentation of current CPR certification (AHA: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, or ARC:  CPR for the Professional Rescuer, or complete EMS 101 .
  • Submit completed pre-admission Medical History form;
  • A criminal background check will be conducted.

Other Program Information

  • A Student Handbook will be provided to the student upon acceptance into the program.;
  • PHLB 101 - Phlebotomy I (4 credit hours) may be held at the Little Traverse Bay Bands Health Park classroom;
  • PHLB 102 - Phlebotomy II (2 credit hours) will be held at various labs in the area;
  • Students may be required to travel distances and participate in evening and/or weekend rotations;
  • Students may be denied admission based on the results of the criminal background check.


*must be completed with a C+ (2.33 GPA) to enter PHLB 102 

Suggested Sequence for Full-­Time Students:

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