SMC-180 - Phlebotomy Technician

3 credits

An overview and introduction of basic skills as used in specimen handling and phlebotomy. This course is designed to prepare an individual to perform venipuncture and capillary puncture in order to obtain blood specimens for diagnostic procedures. The course will include anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, safety considerations, confidentiality, communication, quality control, collection, transport and processing of all specimens types received in the clinical laboratory.

Prerequisite(s): High school diploma or G.E.D. Current health insurance. Have a valid email address and regular access to a computer. Current CPR Certification. CORI/SORI Verification. Be 18 years of age. Be of good mental and physical health and be able to lift and carry 100 to 150 pounds. Be a U.S. Citizen or have a legal right to work in the U.S. Current Medical Liability Insurance (submitted after acceptance into program). 11 Panel Urine Drug Screen- Negative within nine months from the start of class, may be subject to additional screenings during course. Completion of physical examination and college health requirements including documentation of required vaccinations.

Corequisite(s): SMC-180L SMC-185