Degree: Career Studies Certificate
Program Code: 221-151-02
Program Length: 1 year - 2 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 25
Dr. Clint Pinion
Russell Hall 223
Purpose: The Career Studies Certificate is designed to prepare graduates who collect and process blood and other samples for medical laboratory analysis. Phlebotomists work in hospitals, medical clinics, commercial laboratories and in other settings where blood is collected from patients. The curriculum provides learning experiences in the classroom, laboratory, and at approved clinical affiliates.
Occupational Objectives: The fundamental aim of vocational education is to prepare individuals for employment. Quality training and experience are required to develop understanding, skills, abilities, work habits, attitudes, and appreciations necessary for workers to enter into employment as competent phlebotomists.
Advanced Standing for Practicing Phlebotomists: Persons who have been certified by a national agency as a phlebotomist or who have extensive experience in phlebotomy may seek advanced standing for Coordinated Practice in Phlebotomy.
Program Requirements: The Career Studies curriculum comprises 25 semester hours of the basics and essentials of phlebotomy, together with concurrent support courses in computer technology, medical terminology, anatomy & practical writing. A grade of “C” or better is required in each MDL course in order to receive the Career Studies certificate.
Pursuant to United States Department of Education (US DOE) regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), the Southwest Virginia Community College Career Studies Certificate in Phlebotomy program provides the following information for all prospective and current students:
This program prepares students to sit for professional exams and/or apply for professional licensure that is required for employment in the related occupation in Virginia.
Please visit the following website to determine reciprocity for your home state: (https://sw.edu/health-technology/wp-content/uploads/Licensure-Reciprocity.pdf)