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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assistant-Phlebotomy Certificate

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Certificate of Completion: 16 credits

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer Quarter

This program prepares students for national certification as a Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist in the clinical and laboratory setting. Program content includes the history of phlebotomy, clinical laboratory setting, legal and ethical issues, infection control precaution and prevention, CPR/First Aid, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, proper body mechanics, various blood draw techniques, safety aspects of phlebotomy, complications of phlebotomy, handling of non-blood specimens and OSHA safety standards. As part of this program the student will sit for their National Certification exam, and apply for registration as a Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist, which is required for employment in the state of Washington.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Practice within ethical and legal standards. 
  • Practice professional behaviors of collaboration, advocacy and documentation, plus evaluation of own practices. 
  • Apply critical thinking through all components of blood drawing. 
  • Provide care with compassion and empathy. 
  • Demonstrate the use of aseptic techniques when performing safe and accurate punctures. 
  • Demonstrate effective communication with a diverse population. 

Program Requirements

GPA Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0
  • Minimum grade for each course: 2.0

*Note: Clinical & Field-Based Experience courses require a Satisfactory (S) grade.

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