Phlebotomist Certificate (PDC)

This program prepares students for a career as a Phlebotomist/Data Clerk. Phlebotomist/data clerks primarily work in outpatient blood drawing centers, clinical laboratories, physician offices or blood donor collection agencies. Their primary responsibilities are to draw blood specimens for the purpose of analysis and to enter and retrieve data from the computer. Phlebotomists also prepare and maintain equipment for obtaining blood specimens, ensure proper care for specimens and enter test procedures into the computer for specimen analysis. An internship provides students with supervised workplace experience.

Manual dexterity is essential in this program.

Graduates of this program are eligible for national board examinations. Graduates may also receive advanced standing in the Medical Laboratory Technology A.A.S. degree program.

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program.

First Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 101 Composition I 3
AHS 100 Allied Health Introductory Seminar 1
PDC 101 Basic Concepts of Phlebotomy 4
BIO 103 Human Biology 4
MSO 102 Medical Terminology 2
TOTAL   14

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
PDC 102 Phlebotomy Internship (a) (b) 4
HED 134 First Aid, Safety and CPR 3
CIS 111 Computer Systems and Applications 3
BIO 112 A Biomedical View of HIV/AIDS 3
TOTAL   13


All PDC students are required to submit a completed physical examination form prior to clinical assignment. All immunizations indicated on the form must be current. When this form is on file, the College Health Office will issue a waiver clearing the student for clinical assignment. Hepatitis B Vaccine series is highly recommended and may be required by the clinical facility under the OSHA Standard on Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens.

a. A grade of C or better in a previous course is required. See course description for details.

b. Criminal background checks and drug screens are required for clinical placement.