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

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, the Associate in Applied Science degree, and the Postsecondary Certificate program.

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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