Earn eight credits and a letter of recognition in phlebotomy in only eight weeks through this accelerated cohort program. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) examination.
Cerfiticate code: CE.MED.PLEBOTOMY
Attend an upcoming orientation to:
- learn more about the course sequence
- evaluate your prior learning experience as it applies to this program
- review academic and admission procedures
- learn about financial aid opportunities
Join one of the fastest growing occupations in the health services field. Phlebotomists work in clinics, hospitals and medical offices collecting blood samples and performing skin tests on patients. They also provide administrative support to medical staff and adhere to very strict policies and procedures to avoid risk of exposure to a variety of diseases.
This accelerated credit cohort program is now offered in hybrid format and can be completed in eight weeks. Students attend class and lab full-time, four days a week, for seven weeks, then participate in a 90-hour unpaid clinical experience the last three weeks. Upon successful completion, students earn eight credits, a Letter of Recognition and are eligible to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam. This program may also be taken for continuing education.
According to American Medical Technologists, a nonprofit allied health care certification agency, phlebotomy technicians are in high demand. While the average an hourly wage nationally is $7-10 per hour, it is common for wages in Maryland to be $11-14 per hour.
What are the requirements?
• 18 years of age or older
• High school graduate or GED
• Eligible for English 111
• Attend an upcoming orientation seminar
• Complete a School of Health Professions health form with recent physical examination and immunization history
• Have a current American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Providers certification
• Complete a criminal background check
What courses will I take?
ACA 100 — Student Success (one credit hour) An orientation to college academic support skills, note taking, strengthening memory and concentration and time management. Assess your own learning style, choose a career path, set goals and develop an educational plan. Assists you in transition to college and helps develop tools to insure your academic success. Note: Online Course
BPA 136 — Keyboarding 1 (one credit hour) Provides basic computer keyboarding skills including the alpha/numeric keyboard, 10-key pad, command key functions and use of the mouse. No previous computer experience necessary.
MDA 125 — Phlebotomy (six credit hours) Prepares students for national certification as phlebotomists. Course content includes venipuncture theory and techniques, concepts of cardiovascular anatomy, physiology and terminology and an introduction to standard hospital laboratory tests. Laboratory practice focuses on venipuncture, capillary puncture and collection of blood samples for hematologic testing. Clinical laboratory begins in week eight of the program. Assigned hours are between 6:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Note: Hybrid Course
Students must complete 90 hours of assigned clinical practicum. Final grade is based on written tests and a pass/fail in the clinical laboratory. Students who receive a final grade below C are awarded an F in the course.
Eligibility for national certification includes a final grade of C or better, work experience as a phlebotomist and payment of an additional fee to the certifying organization.
What will it cost?
Approximate cost for Anne Arundel County residents is $895*. Scholarships and financial aid are available for qualified candidates. For more information, contact AACC’s Office of Student Financial Services at 410-777-2203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I enroll?
Complete a college application online or in person at the Arnold Campus, Glen Burnie Town Center, Arundel Mills or Fort Meade Army Education Center.
Attend an upcoming orientation program where staff will review the program requirements in detail and assist you in completing the college application and course registration.
*Prices subject to change.
For more information, contact
Pamela Polgreen, Program Coordinator
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway
Arnold, Md. 21012