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About Phlebotomy

San Juan College offers a Phlebotomy Program which prepares students with entry-level competencies to practice as a phlebotomist in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, and physician offices.  The curriculum prepares learners to perform phlebotomy procedures, specimen collection and processing. Proper specimen collection and handling is a major key in providing quality analyses used in the maintenance of health and the diagnosis and monitoring of disease and treatment.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required for admission to the program. Students admitted must be at least 18 years of age. Complete all health requirements and background check required by the clinical affiliates prior to start of MLTS 161.

Job Ready Certification

Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take the national certification examination.
 
Approval
The Phlebotomy Certificate Program has applied for approval to:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)
8410 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Suite 670
Chicago, IL 60631
Phone No.:  773.714.8880
Website: www.naacls.org

Topics of Study

MLTS 160 will include theory of blood specimen collection and processing. Content areas include related body system anatomy and function, site selection, equipment and supplies, anticoagulants, specimen processing, safety, universal precautions, professionalism, ethics and review of the health care delivery system.  MLTS 161 will provide the training and practice for a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions including vacuum collection devices, syringes, butterfly needles, blood culture collection and capillary skin puncture on adults, children, and infants.

Courses Required for Job Ready Certification National Exam

Course Description

MLTS 160   Phlebotomy                                                                                    2 Credits

Introduction to blood specimen collection and processing. Content areas include related body system anatomy and function, site selection, equipment and supplies, anticoagulants, specimen processing, safety, universal precautions, professionalism, ethics and review of the health care delivery system.  Pre/co-requisites   High School Graduate or equivalent.  For class times and schedule call (505)566-3491 or email rothlisbergerv@sanjuancollege.edu.

MLTS 161   Phlebotomy Practice                                                                      2 Credits

100 clock hours of supervised applied experience with a minimum of 100 documented blood procurements. Successful completion of MLTS 160 and MLTS 161 enables the student to sit for the national certification examination.  Practice times to be arranged at selected clinical affiliates by Program Director.  Pre/co-requisites High School Graduate or Equivalent and completion of MLTS 160 with a minimum grade of C.  Times to be arranged. Needed to sit for national certification exam.

Phlebotomy Estimated Costs

The information is approximate and reflects only courses taken within the Phlebotomy program.

San Juan College Tuition and Fees

Phlebotomy Costs for Semester***

Books$ 60
Lab Coats $ 25
Professional Dues (ASCLS) $ 30
Immunizations $200*
Background check $ 89
Certification Examination Fee (ASCP) $135*
*Resident Tuition. See semester schedule of classes for current non-resident tuition.
**Estimate of Services-Consult your medical provider for actual cost.
***Subject to change
 

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The San Juan College Foundation has scholarship funding available! Call 505-566-3200 or visit www.sjcfoundation.org.