Central Penn College - Phlebotomy Technician

Central Penn College

 

Phlebotomy Technician

Postsecondary Certificate Program

The Phlebotomy Technician Postsecondary Certificate is part of the Medical Assisting Program, Associate Degree. As a Phlebotomy Technician, you could work at a hospital, diagnostic laboratory, blood donor center or private medical office.

Day, evening and blended classes are available for the 18-credit phlebotomy technician postsecondary certificate. Students can complete their certification via 11-week accelerated terms. The program is designed for students to take two classes per term, for three terms.

You will learn to:

  • Verify patient/donor identity
  • Perform blood collection
  • Collect, store, and process blood, urine, and other specimens for laboratory testing 
  • Perform CLIA-waived laboratory tests
  • Develop a confident and professional image to meet the changing needs of healthcare

Students who successfully complete the coursework will have the opportunity to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT).

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for CPTs from 2016–2026 indicates a potential job growth of 25%, estimating employment will go from the current 122,700 to 152,800 by the year 2026.

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Admissions Requirements

Applicants for the Phlebotomy Technician program must have a minimum GPA of a 2.20 from the last school attended to be considered for acceptance. In addition applicants must have successfully completed two sciences (C or higher) and one math course (C or higher) in high school or college. GED scores will be accepted. Applicants are required to submit two reference forms. Reference forms can be attained through the admissions office. If the student does not meet this criteria they are able to file an appeal for acceptance to the Program Director. 

  • A GPA of 2.2 or better is required
  • Applicants must also submit two reference forms
  • Applicants must have passing GED score to be accepted
  • Secondary school courses: two units of science, and one unit of math (C or higher)

Phlebotomy core courses must be taken at Central Penn College. There will be no transfer credits accepted for Phlebotomy core courses.

Middle States Accreditation

ACCREDITATION: Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000; web: www.msche.org). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Status: Member since January 1977. Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s.

APPROVED BY: the Secretary of Education and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to award the Master’s of Professional Studies degree, the Bachelor's of Science degree, the Associate’s in Science degree, and the Associate in Applied Science degree.

DEGREES OFFERED: Postsecondary Certificate program; Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs; Bachelor of Science degree programs; and Master of Professional Studies degree program. Certificate program coursework can be completed in nine months. Associate degree coursework can be completed in as little as 15 months, plus an internship. Bachelor’s degree programs may be completed in three years, plus an internship. Master’s degree coursework can be completed in as little as a year and a half.*

*The postsecondary certificate program length is designed for students who are enrolled part time and successfully complete three consecutive terms. The undergraduate program length is designed for students who are enrolled full time and complete and pass every course required for graduation in the specified time frame. The graduate program length is designed for graduate students who are enrolled part time and successfully complete six consecutive terms.

PhlebotomyTechnician Required Courses – 18 credits*

  • ALH108 Medical Terminology and Pharmacology 
  • ALH112 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology I 
  • ALH122 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology II 
  • ALH145 Allied Health Procedures 
  • ALH310 Medical Laboratory 
  • ALH255 Medical Law and Ethics

* Phlebotomy core courses must be taken at Central Penn College. There will be no transfer credits accepted for Phlebotomy core courses.

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