Phlebotomy Technician Certificate of Proficiency

Phlebotomy Technician

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Program Duration

1 semester

Program Type

Certificate of Proficiency

Median Arkansas Salary

$24,710 (Career Information)

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Why Choose This Program

Phlebotomists do important work and the career outlook is strong. People need their blood drawn in any area of the world, so there are jobs to fill.


 

About The Program

The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate of Proficiency introduces the student to basic laboratory techniques and prepares students to perform entry-level tasks in a laboratory setting and to perform venipunctures and dermal punctures.

Upon completion of the required courses, the student is eligible to take the Phlebotomy Certificate Examination offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology, PBT (ASCP).

  • Students must be 18 years or older to enroll in the phlebotomy practicum as well as to be certified as a phlebotomy technician.
  • Immunizations listed are required of all persons participating in the clinical component associated with the Northark MLT Program. The only exception would be for medical reasons. An annual tuberculosis skin test (PPD) or chest x-ray is required. Students must furnish proof of MMR, Varicella, and Hepatitis B vaccine series.
  • Students must undergo a criminal background check and10-panel drug screen before being placed into a clinical site.

hand and money iconPaying for College

Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Transfer or Stackable Options

This program provides excellent preparation for other health professions programs and is beneficial to individuals currently employed in the healthcare profession or currently enrolled in another health professions program.

Faculty Contact

Sherry Gibbany
Phlebotomy and Med Lab Tech Director
(870) 391-3288
sgibbany@northark.edu

Northark phlebotomy student Chelsea Winchester

"I am taking phlebotomy because I want to enter into the medical laboratory technology program. I plan on going through the MLT program and then later getting my medical lab scientist (MLS) degree."

- Chelsea Winchester, phlebotomy student

Learning Outcomes

  • The graduate will demonstrate competency in phlebotomy techniques and sampling procedures to assure accurate diagnostic outcomes.
  • Graduates of the Phlebotomy program will be able to use effective interpersonal communication skills and apply ethical and legal concepts to the practice related to phlebotomy in multiple clinical sites and for all age groups.

 

Licensure and Certification

Upon completion of the required courses, students are eligible to take the Phlebotomy Technician Exam offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP, PBT).  Certification is not currently required by the state of Arkansas for Phlebotomy Technicians. We are unsure of the certification requirements in other states.