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Phlebotomy Short-Term Technical Certificate

This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

These courses provide students with the knowledge and skill to collect blood samples by venipuncture and skin puncture. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Phlebotomy certificate, graduates will be able to:

  • Define legal issues related to phlebotomy.
  • Describe the venous anatomy and veins and skin surfaces on which phlebotomy can be performed.
  • Describe standard precautions as outlined by Center for Disease Control.
  • Identify factors to be considered in venipuncture or skin puncture site selection.
  • List the equipment and supplies needed to collect blood by venipuncture and skin puncture.
  • Describe patient factors which influence the ability to perform venipuncture successfully.
  • Discuss complications associated with venipuncture.
  • Describe the steps in accurate specimen collection, documentation,and transportation procedures.
  • Demonstrate successful venipunctures and skin punctures.

All courses can be applied to the Patient Care Technician Departmental certificate, Multi-Skilled Healthcare and Medical Assisting one-year certificate and associate degree programs. Courses can also enhance the skills of students enrolled in the associate degree nursing programs.

Credit equivalencies may not exceed one half of the required technical course credits and MST 1160 and MST 1161 must be completed at Clark State within the previous two years to receive this certificate. Credit equivalencies include articulated, experiential, transfer, and proficiency credit. In addition, all courses in the certificate must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Students who wish to obtain a credential as a certified phlebotomy technician can do so through the following Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) approved certification agency. The Clark State coursework does NOT include a directed practice or practicum course and therefore the required number of successful punctures requied for industry certification cannot be completed while enrolled in Clark State’s Phlebotomy course. When registering to test, the graduate must submit a copy of their Clark State certificate of completion of phlebotomy course work as well as employer documentation of a specified number of successful venipunctures and capillary punctures.

Additional information about obtaining this certification will be provided during MST 1161 lab.

Download the curriculum plan for this certificate.

Course Title Credits
MST 1105 Medical Terminology 2
MST 1160 Phlebotomy 2
MST 1161 Phlebotomy Lab 1
  Total Credit Hours 5

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.