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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Program availability varies by campus. Please contact the Admissions Department on your campus to learn more.

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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
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 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 SCI 100F
Introduction to Disease4
HSC 151
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to health informatics, with primary focus on the function of electronic health records (EHR) systems in health care delivery. Emphasis will be directed toward interdisciplinary use of an EHR to enhance quality and safety in patient care. Students will learn to use EHR software, access a patient account, create a patient file, and to enter and retrieve data. Compliance with HIPAA and confidentiality will be introduced.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 101
Introduction to Electronic Health Records2
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.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, Medical Administrative Specialist or Phlebotomy Technician program.
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.

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
PHL 101
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to Phlebotomy and the healthcare organization. This course is designed for students pursuing a career as a Phlebotomist. This course is intended to give the entry-level pursuing phlebotomist insight into the career, protocols, policies, and standards applicable to the Phlebotomist career and other allied health personnel.

Introduction to Phlebotomy2
PHL 111
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3 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to venipuncture skills, laboratory and patient protocols as practiced by the phlebotomist in healthcare facilities.

Phlebotomy Lab Skills3
PHL 201
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2 Quarter Hours

Focuses on students learning additional laboratory procedures and tests that the phlebotomist may be asked to perform using CLIA waived diagnostic testing tools and equipment.

Phlebotomy Laboratory Integration2
PHL 202
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2 Quarter Hours

Provides help for entry-level graduating phlebotomist to successfully prepare for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) as a credentialed phlebotomist.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in PHL 111.
Corequisite(s):
B- or better in PHL 201, B- or better in PHL 225
Phlebotomy Exam Review2
PHL 225
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3 Quarter Hours

Requires students to successfully complete 120 hours of the clinical lab Practicum either in an inpatient or outpatient phlebotomy drawing station or laboratory environment. Additionally they must acquire 120 laboratory draws. This is the Phlebotomy program capstone and clinical lab practicum.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 101, B- or better in PHL 111, Student Background Check, Program Director/Dean Approval and a minimum grade of 2.5.
Corequisite(s):
B- or better in PHL 201, B- or better in PHL 202
Phlebotomy Externship/Internship3
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 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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Locations

The Phlebotomy Technician program is available at the following campuses:

Auburn Hills

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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.