Learn all the essential skills.

Prepare to become a part of the lab team.

Phlebotomy technicians are important members of medical lab teams. They work closely with patients to collect blood samples that are used for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. When blood is drawn for testing, it goes to a lab for analysis, and doctors use the results to determine whether the patient has any medical conditions that require treatment.

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  • What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate from this Certificate of Phlebotomy Technician program?

    The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012-2013 is *%.

    * This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

  • How long will it take me to complete this Certificate of Phlebotomy Technician program?

    The program is designed to take 9 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, 10% finished in 9 months.

     

  • What financing options are available to help me pay for this Certificate of Phlebotomy Technician program?

    Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

    • Federal loans: $9,811
    • Private education loans: $0
    • Institutional financing plan: $0

    The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 90% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.

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Phlebotomy Technician Certificate from Baker College

Phlebotomy TechnicianCertificate

Learn all the essential skills.

Prepare to become a part of the lab team.

Phlebotomy technicians are important members of medical lab teams. They work closely with patients to collect blood samples that are used for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. When blood is drawn for testing, it goes to a lab for analysis, and doctors use the results to determine whether the patient has any medical conditions that require treatment.

Discover Your Future Phlebotomy Technician Career

Career Facts

$29,730

Median salary for Phlebotomists

27%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$47,820

Median salary for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

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Overview

In Baker’s accredited Phlebotomy Technician certificate program, you learn how to draw blood safely and skillfully in a lab setting, and in a medical facility, supervised by a practicing phlebotomist. In addition to your hands-on training, you learn the factors that affect lab specimens, and how to work successfully as part of the extended laboratory team.

When you’ve completed the program, you’ll be fully prepared with the knowledge and skills you need for an entry-level position, and to sit for one of the national phlebotomy technician certification exams.

Course Information
Phlebotomy Technician Requirements39 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ELECT 161A
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2 Quarter Hours

See General Information Elective List - Computer Literacy Electives.

Computer Literacy Elective2
ENG 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I4
HSC 102
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1 Quarter Hours

Provides information on adult and pediatric CPR, including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask. This course provides training in foreign-body airway obstruction (conscious and unconscious), automated external defibrillation (includes child AED update), special resuscitation situations, and other cardiopulmonary emergencies at the professional rescuer level. This is an American Heart Association course and provides training in basic first-aid procedures and a module on environmental emergencies. Students will attain Heartsaver First Aid and AHA Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider certifications upon successful completion of required components and tests.

BLS Provider Training and First Aid1
HSC 104
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the fundamental aspects of the study of diseases. Emphasis will be on the definition, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases. This course will concentrate on clinical abstracting from the medical record.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MED 103, C or better in SCI 102C or C or better in SCI 100F. No minimum grade requirement for Phlebotomy or Pharmacy Technician majors.
Introduction to Disease4
HSC 161
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2 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the legal, ethical, and bioethical aspects of medical practice. Included are licensure, professional liability, quality assurance, and risk management.

Legal Concepts to Medical Practice2
INF 112
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to word processing software and applications. This will include demonstrating the ability to perform basic Windows operations commands and word processing commands, which include creating, saving, printing, formatting, editing, and retrieving documents.

Prerequisite(s):
WPG 098 or high school typing/proficiency.
Word Processing2
MED 103
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the fundamentals of word analysis by body system and emphasizes the spelling, pronunciation, and definitions of medical terms.

Medical Terminology4
MED 225A
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an advanced level of phlebotomy practice techniques. Emphasis is placed on the advanced knowledge required to sit for the phlebotomy certification exam. 35 hours of lecture and 10 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in MLT 111, MTH 091 or satisfies developmental math or placement exam.
Phlebotomy Integration4
MLT 111
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3 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the clinical laboratory setting and all aspects of pre-analytical testing. This course prepares students to perform methods of skin and venipuncture procedures safely and professionally. Emphasis is placed on specimen integrity, laboratory terminology and the phlebotomist's integral role as a healthcare professional. Students must have hepatitis immunization or sign a declination form. This course is taught in 20 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab weekly.

Prerequisite(s):
Phlebotomy majors: SCI 100F. Medical Laboratory Technician majors: acceptance in the program.
Phlebotomy for Laboratory Professionals3
SCI 100F
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the structural organization of body systems. This course is designed for students with limited background in chemistry and biology. This course is intended for allied health students who need an overview of body systems. Students should check specific program requirements for anatomy and physiology before enrolling.

Structure and Function of the Human Body4
WRK 225
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4 Quarter Hours

Requires students to perform 120 hours of paid/unpaid work experience, which may combine blood drawing experiences at various sites, including hospital inpatient, hospital outpatient, outreach sites and physician offices under supervision of qualified personnel. Students must perform a minimum of 120 successful blood draws.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 101, B- or better in MLT 111, minimum GPA 2.50, Program Director/Dean approval, Student background check.
Corequisite(s):
MED 225A.
Phlebotomy Externship4
WRK 291B
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1 Quarter Hours

Covers all phases of securing employment in a required seminar. Major topics include resume preparation, interview strategy, job application, job search action planning, personal appearance, and coordination of the graduate's employment search activity with the College Career Services Office. Students in degree programs may complete the seminar requirement any time during their final two quarters. Certificate students should attend in their last quarter.

Prerequisite(s):
Sophomore status.
Professional Career Strategies1
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Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
PSY 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional growth. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective ways to develop skills of human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.

Human Relations4
PSY 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.

General Psychology4

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 39

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare students to work as a phlebotomy technician in a variety of medical settings. Students will learn the blood drawing skills in the college laboratory setting and by supervised phlebotomy experiences in medical settings. Additionally, students will understand the pre-analytical variables that affect laboratory specimens and how to work successfully as part of the extended laboratory team. After successful completion of this program students are eligible to sit for one of the national phlebotomy technician certification exams.

Program Status: Open Enrollment

Accreditation

The Phlebotomy Technician Program at Baker College of Auburn Hills and Baker College of Owosso are approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119; (773) 714-8880.

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FAQ's

  • What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate from this Certificate of Phlebotomy Technician program?

    The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012-2013 is *%.

    * This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

  • How long will it take me to complete this Certificate of Phlebotomy Technician program?

    The program is designed to take 9 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, 10% finished in 9 months.

     

  • What financing options are available to help me pay for this Certificate of Phlebotomy Technician program?

    Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

    • Federal loans: $9,811
    • Private education loans: $0
    • Institutional financing plan: $0

    The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 90% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.