2022-2023 Catalog 
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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Phlebotomy (CSC)

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CIP 51.1004
Degree: Career Studies Certificate
Program Code: 221-151-02
Program Length: 1 year - 2 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 25

Program Advisor
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.

Reciprocity Statement:

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)

Semester Total

  • Lecture Hours: 11
  • Lab Hours: 6
  • Course Credits: 13

Second Semester**

Semester Total

  • Lecture Hours: 9
  • Lab Hours: 15
  • Course Credits: 12

Total Minimum Credits: 25

*Students without a ‘C’ or better in high school biology will need BIO 20 prior to BIO 145 .

**Students are required to have a background check from the department of State Police by completion of the first semester. A drug screen is also required.

***Students must complete MDL 190  within one year of taking MDL 105 .

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