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Phlebotomy (Limited Access Program), Vocational Certificate

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 1210 - Catalog 2017/2018

Maggie Muszka, Administrative Assistant, 386-506-3080, Magdolna.Muszka@daytonastate.edu

Geraldine Rimstidt, Department Chairperson, 386-506-3823, Geraldine.Rimstidt@daytonastate.edu

Melissa Brown, Academic Advisor, 386-506-3052, Melissa.Brown@DaytonaState.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission is to train effective phlebotomists in a variety of procedures allowing graduates to gain employment as entry-level phlebotomists.

Description:

A phlebotomist is an individual who is trained to collect blood specimens to be used in diagnostic laboratory tests from patients. They must have knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system as it pertains to phlebotomy as well as a basic understanding of infection control and safety practices. Graduates will also be able to interact and communicate with patients effectively as they are usually on the front line of patient care. Phlebotomists are employed in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, nursing homes, critical care facilities, dedicated blood collection facilities and dialysis centers.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Collect blood specimens by safely performing venipuncture and capillary blood collection. 
  2. Identify anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system as it pertains to blood collection. 
  3. Identify phlebotomy equipment and perform proper specimen handling. 
  4. Practice infection control. 
  5. Demonstrate effective communication skills. 
  6. Demonstrate appropriate record keeping and data collection.

Note: The length of this program makes it ineligible for federal and state financial aid.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees: $452*

Access Fee: $7 ($1.26 per credit hour)

Assessment Fee: $33

Lab Fees (including liability insurance): $50 
Uniform/Scrubs: $50 
Background Check/Drug Screening: $99 
Textbook Estimate: $100

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • This is a limited access program.
  • Score on the placement test for vocational programs which indicate language and reading at the 10th grade level and math ability at the 9th grade level. Applicants starting in a Florida Public high school in 2003 or after and graduating from a Florida public high school with a standard high school diploma and active duty military are exempt from any placement testing. 
  • The following items must be received prior to the first day of clinical: 
    • Completion of health screening to include: verification of immunization against influenza, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella and Hepatitis 'B'; and negative test for tuberculosis. 
    • Satisfactory completion of both a drug screen and a background check consisting of a fingerprint check of state and federal criminal history information conducted through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
    • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) certification for healthcare providers to include adults, infant, children, and automatic external defibrillator (AED) affiliated with the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.
    • Program specific courses must be completed with a grade 'C' or better.

Careers

Job Title for this certificate is Phlebotomist.

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Program Specific Courses

HCP0750CPhlebotomy Technician - Theory and Clinical

75

HCP0940Internship Phlebotomy

90

Sample Program of Study

HCP0750CPhlebotomy Technician - Theory and Clinical

75

HCP0940Internship Phlebotomy

90

TOTAL Vocational Hours 5.50
TOTAL Contact Hours 165.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.