Offered at Main Campus
The Phlebotomy Technician program is a two-term program that prepares the student to be a professional phlebotomy technician. Phlebotomy technicians perform various types of specimen collection and processing, applying critical thinking and problem-solving skills in various situations. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be awarded a certificate in Phlebotomy Technician, and be eligible to take the National ASCP Phlebotomy Technician certification exam. Graduates may work in hospitals, clinics, physician office laboratories, donor collection facilities, public health laboratories, veterinary offices or industrial laboratories.
To enroll, complete an IHCC application and submit high school transcripts or High School Equivalency Diploma scores and take one of the following: ACT, SAT or ACCUPLACER test. Testing may be scheduled by calling the IHCC Testing Center at (641) 683-5142 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5142. Admission to this program is based on GPA and test scores. This program may be entered only in the Winter term.
Criminal background, drug screening, and dependent adult and child abuse record checks are required prior to the clinical courses.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply basic knowledge and concepts, and perform as a competent, entry-level Phlebotomy Technician in the collection and transport of various types of specimens for analyses.
- Apply critical/analytical thinking, interpretive, and problem solving skills as appropriate for a Phlebotomy Technician.
- Utilize effective and appropriate communication.
- Maintain professional, legal, and ethical standards of practice.
- Develop an appreciation and awareness for professional growth and lifelong learning.
- Provide the area healthcare communities with graduates possessing the attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to function as a competent Phlebotomy Technician.
Program Total: 9 Credits