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Printed on 2/26/2020

Phlebotomy Technician

20-513-2 Certificate (C) 12 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

As a phlebotomy technician, you’ll collect blood for testing and analysis in a clinical laboratory. Your training will include the study of anatomy, blood collection procedures, proper storage and handling of blood samples, and safety precautions. Great jobs can be found in clinical laboratories, hospitals, community health centers, physician’s offices, blood donation centers and other healthcare facilities.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Medical Terminology
10-501-101
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.
Human Diseases for Health Care Professions
10-501-182
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on the common diseases of each body system as encountered in all types of health care settings by health information professionals. Emphasis is placed on understanding the etiology (cause), signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment (including pharmacologic) of each disease.
Basic Lab Skills
10-513-110
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. This course explores health career options and the fundamental principles and procedures performed in the clinical laboratory. You will utilize medical terminology and basic laboratory equipment. You will follow required safety and infection control procedures and perform simple laboratory tests.
Coreq: Admitted to Medical Lab Technician and QA Lab Math 10513113, Phlebotomy 10513111, and General Anatomy & Physiology 10806177 OR admitted to Phlebotomy Technician
Phlebotomy
10-513-111
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. This course provides opportunities for learners to perform routine venipuncture, routine capillary puncture and special collection procedures.
Coreq: Admitted to Medical Lab Tech, Basic Lab Skills 10513110 and QA Lab Math 10513113 OR Prereq: Admitted to Phlebotomy Tech, Med Terminology 10501101; Human Diseases for Health 10501182; Coreqs: Phlebotomy Clinical 10513155; Basic Lab Skills 10513110
Phlebotomy Clinical
10-513-155
3Credit
126
36
N/A
126 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. This course prepares the learner for blood specimen collection and processing in a clinical setting. Students will meet requirements to take the national phlebotomy certification examinations.
Prereq: Medical Terminology 10501101; Human Diseases 10501182 OR Gen Anatomy and Physiology 10806177; Coreq: Phlebotomy 10513111 and Basic Lab Skills 10513110

Expected Competencies


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