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Phlebotomy Technician

Anne Arundel Community College offers a Phlebotomy Technician training course and a Phlebotomy Technician Letter of Recognition.

The Phlebotomy Technician Letter of Recognition is 8 credits and teaches the principles and practice of venipuncture, skin puncturing and processing of samples for laboratory testing.Topics include venipuncture theory and techniques, concepts of cardiovascular anatomy and physicology, terminology and an introduction to standard hospital laboratory tests.

The Letter of Recognition provides students with the application of professional attributes, preparation of a professional resume, and preparing for the practicum experience. Additionally, students gain knowledge of culturally diverse patient populations, therapeutic communication, OSHA and Standard Precautions.

Successful completion provides eligibility status to those who wish to sit for national examinations.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Admission to the program is separate from admission to the college.
  • Conditional acceptance is given to qualified applicants who meet all admission and academic requirements.
  • Final acceptance in the program shall be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check, satisfactory completion of a health examination record, and submission of designated American Heart Association CPR card. Note: A urine drug screen may be required after admission.

Course Sequence

Phlebotomy Technician letter of recognition (offered during the fall and spring terms)
  • MDA 100 - Introduction to Medical Terminology (1 credit)
  • MDA 110 - Professionalism in Health Care (1 credit)
  • MDA 125 - Phlebotomy (6 credits)

Upon completion of the Letter of Recognition, students are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT).