Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Phlebotomy: Certified Phlebotomy Technician Certificate (PHLB-CC)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Quinebaug Valley

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

A phlebotomist is an integral member of the medical laboratory team whose primary function is the collection of blood samples from patients and donors. The phlebotomist facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens, and is often the patient’s only contact with the medical laboratory. The need to assure quality and patient safety mandates strict professional behavior and standards of practice for phlebotomists. Safety is key and all safety precautions must be taken to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases. Positions are flexible and can consist of full time, part time, and per diem. This 16 credit certificate consists of 5 courses that will prepare the student to sit for a national Phlebotomy certificate exam allowing them to work in any state and perform all duties required of a Phlebotomy Technician.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recall and articulate medical terminology and healthcare abbreviations.
  • Perform blood collection techniques using the evacuated tube system, capillary puncture, and winged infusion methods.
  • Demonstrate safe and precise collection, transportation, and handling of human specimens.
  • Perform specimen processing procedures, including specimen assessment, proper centrifugation, specimen aliquoting, specimen triage, specimen storage and retrieval, and specimen transport (intra- laboratory).
  • Control infection using aseptic techniques in all stages of venipuncture.
  • Apply appropriate legal and ethical standards to the practice of healthcare.
  • Develop life management skills, work ethics, and critical thinking skills necessary for all health providers.