Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood for analysis, donation or medical testing. Students in the Phlebotomy program learn the essentials of drawing blood, including blood collection equipment, safety and infection control, and specimen processing. Upon successful completion of didactic and student lab practice, students can register for a practicum training experience.
The short-term Certificate of Completion in Phlebotomy is a 13-credit program designed to lead to entry level positions in the Phlebotomy field. The program lasts two quarters.
During the first quarter, you'll have lecture and laboratory courses and AIDS education. Second quarter consists of practicum training at a clinical facility which is 4 weeks full-time at a clinical facility plus assignments.
Students interested in advancement are encouraged to enroll in a longer course of study to complete an Associate in Applied Arts and Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology.
Upon completion of the Phlebotomy program, students should have the knowledge and skills to work as phlebotomists in a variety of health care settings. With a shortage of phlebotomists in the area, job prospects in the Puget Sound region are excellent. Salaries typically range from $10 to $14 per hour.
Students who successfully complete this certificate will be able to:
- Understand the role of the phlebotomist in health care settings
- Safely collect, process, and store blood samples
- Communicate and work effectively with a culturally diverse population
Program Costs per Quarter
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave. N
Shoreline, WA 98133
- medical clinics
- blood banks
- doctors' offices
- medical and research laboratories
There is only one application period each year for both Fall and Spring sessions.