Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Phlebotomist

Phlebotomists obtain blood and other samples for laboratory testing. They establish professional relationships with their patients, collect and prepare specimens, maintain collection areas and equipment, and perform record keeping duties. Students are eligible to sit for national certification examinations in phlebotomy after completion of MEDT A195A.

Admission Requirements


Courses for this OEC are offered on campus and via distance delivery. Distance students must contact the Medical Laboratory Science Department to arrange for a mentor and clinical training facility prior to enrolling in any of the courses.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

MEDT A101Phlebotomy and Specimen Processing5
MEDT A195APhlebotomy Practicum3
MEDT A250Cultural Diversity in Health Care1
Total Credits9

A total of 9 credits is required for the OEC.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with an Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Phlebotomist will be able to:

  • Demonstrate entry-level competencies for phlebotomist including:
    • Select the appropriate site and demonstrate the proper technique for collecting, handling and processing blood and non-blood specimens.
    • Adhere to infection control and safety policies and procedures.
    • Identify factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results and take appropriate actions.
    • Perform point-of-care testing according to standard operating procedures.
    • Recognize legal implications when interacting with patients, peers, other health care personnel and the public.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct, stress management, interpersonal and communication skills with patients, peers and other health care personnel and the public.
  • Act upon individual needs for continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.
  • Recognize opportunities for professional development with the laboratory.