Phlebotomy is the collection of blood specimens using venipuncture and dermal puncture techniques. Phlebotomists are often the first member of the laboratory team that the patient encounters. For this reason, students considering a career in phlebotomy should possess good communication skills in addition to being able to perform technical procedures accurately and react professionally in critical situations.
Phlebotomy students who wish to continue their education in the clinical laboratory field should refer to Clinical laboratory technology»
Note: Criminal background checks and drug testing are required for all health professions programs. Students applying to the health professions programs must provide a valid social security number in order to complete the criminal background check required by clinical agencies and to take licensing/certification exams. Students demonstrating a positive background check or positive drug test will be denied admission to health professions programs. Students demonstrating a positive background check or positive drug test while enrolled in health professions programs will be dismissed from the program.
All candidates must submit an official high school transcript or GED scores and official transcripts from other colleges/universities attended.
- Score in the 12th percentile or better in each section of the PSB-HOA exam
- High school diploma or GED certificate
- Apply with ECC - how to apply»
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