Certificate Type: V.C.
Major Code: PLEB-VC
This certificate program is designed to prepare students for employment as a phlebotomist in laboratory and hospital settings. Laboratory activities are an integral part of this program. This program meets the Department of Health HIV/AIDS Domestic Violence and Prevention of Medical Errors requirements. Upon completion of the program, the instructor will provide a certificate to the student verifying that these requirements have been met. Students may take a voluntary national certification exam offered by the National Health Career Association when the program completion requirements have been met.
Federal financial aid (FAFSA) cannot be used for this program. Seminole State College offers fee waivers to assist students with tuition costs. Students must complete the FAFSA and have the results sent to Seminole State prior to applying for a fee waiver. Please contact the Career Program Advisor for Healthcare Programs for a fee waiver and other scholarship opportunities.
This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of two occupational completion points (OCPâs) and a total program length of 165 hours.
Note: Most employers and agencies in the healthcare industry require background checks prior to employment. Individuals who have been convicted of any crime other than minor traffic violations may be denied employment. Please refer to Florida Statutes 456.0635, 435.04 and 316.193; health care fraud; disqualification for license, certificate, or registration for more information.
Total program hours: 165
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This introductory course provides an overview of the health professions and the healthcare delivery system. Topics include disease prevention and wellness promotion, guidelines for legal, ethical and moral practice and communication skills. Students will be introduced to the use of computers in healthcare including diagnostic and monitoring capabilities. Lab fee required.
This course provides knowledge and skills necessary to perform phlebotomy. Laboratory activities are an integral part of the program. After completion of the 165-hour Phlebotomy program, students may wish to receive national certification through the National Career Association. Certification is not required to secure employment as a Phlebotomist and is voluntary. Students must show proof of Hepatitis B series or declination form to the instructor the first week of class.