MA - Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomists are the specialists who draw blood from patients for testing, transfusions and other medical or research procedures. The Phlebotomy Technician program prepares students to work in medical offices, clinics, labs and other health care settings. Students will study the history of the field, law and ethical issues and the clinical settings where they will work. They will cover areas such as basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and infection control and prevention. Students will also study and practice skills such as blood drawing techniques, special collections, how to prepare or process specimens, and how to follow OSHA safety standards. The program includes participation in a national certification exam.


Enrollment Point: Quarterly


Certificate of Completion: 
1 Quarters
17 Credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A
AAS - Transfer: 
N/A
N/A
Bachelor of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Median Salary: 
$30,700
Projected Growth: 
27%
Annual Job Openings: 
4,640

These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit careerinfo.net

Tuition

At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

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Scholarships

The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.


All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Clinical 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Simone Terrell


Entry Requirements

Must take the Accuplacer test before entering program or being placed on the pre-registration list.

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Communication involving patient care in the clinical setting is critical to patient safety. All students shall be fluent in the English language, including verbal and written language. 
  • Students must register with Castle Branch and complete the following:
  • Health insurance, both injury and sickness is required for participation in the program
  • Current (within one year) evaluation by a physician or healthcare provider to ensure student and patient safety. The evaluation should address the following areas in respect to the student's ability to perform the laboratory skills and clinical responsibilities related to becoming a Phlebotomy Technician:
    • Ability to stand or walk for long periods.

Admission Recommendations 

  • Medical Terminology course

Course Information

Course # Course Title Crs
PHLEB 101 Fundamentals of Phlebotomy 6
PHLEB 102 Phlebotomy Laboratory Skills 5
PHLEB 103 Healthcare Provider First Aid/CPR and AED and Bloodborne Pathogens 2
PHLEB 104 Certification Exam Preparation 1
PHLEB 191 Phlebotomy Technician Practicum 3
  Total 17

Program Outcomes

Learning Outcomes for Medical Assistant - Phlebotomy Program:

  • Practice within ethical and legal standards;
  • Practice professional behaviors of collaboration, advocacy and documentation, plus evaluation of own practices;
  • Apply critical thinking through all components of blood drawing;
  • Provide care with compassion and empathy;
  • Demonstrate the use of aseptic techniques when performing safe and accurate punctures;
  • Demonstrate effective communication with a diverse population.

Accreditation

External accreditation is not applicable to this program.

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