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2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog 
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog

Phlebotomy Technician

Location(s): Scottsbluff

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PSA.5110 (12.5 credits)

Upon successful completion of the prescribed curriculum, the student will be eligible to take the examination for the national board of certification and will be prepared to work in a variety of clinical settings, including hospital laboratories, physicians’ offices, clinics, and blood donor centers.

The Phlebotomy program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119; Tel. (773) 714-8880.

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the health care delivery system and medical terminology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and safety.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of body systems and anatomic terminology to relate major areas of the clinical laboratory to general pathological conditions associated with the body systems.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of age-specific or psycho‐social considerations involved in the performance of phlebotomy procedures on various age groups of patients.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of specimen collection and specimen integrity in the delivery of patient care.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary, and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents.
  • Follow standard operating procedures to collect specimens via venipuncture and capillary (dermal) puncture.
  • Demonstrate understanding of requisitioning, specimen transport, and specimen processing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of quality assurance and quality control in phlebotomy.
  • Communicate (verbally and nonverbally) adequately and appropriately in the workplace.

Program Requirements

The Phlebotomy skills award consists of 12.5 hours, all of which apply toward the AAS degree program for medical laboratory technician.

Recommended Plan of Study


Total Professional Skills Award Credits: 12.5

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