Phlebotomy

Certificate Program

Certificate in Phlebotomy

Phlebotomists work directly with patients. Phlebotomists are responsible for the collection of blood samples from the patient to be used for laboratory testing. Phlebotomists must also be accurate, work well under pressure and communicate effectively. Phlebotomists work under the supervision of Clinical Laboratory Scientists.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Albany State University
  • Completion of Phlebotomy Program Application
  • Completion of any required learning support courses
  • Acceptable Background Check
  • Immunizations: MMR X 2, Varicella X2, HBV X 3 Immunization Records or documented proof of immunity.
  • Grade Point Average of 2.0 is required and a minimum grade of “C” in each of the professional courses (PHLE 1101 & PHLE 1102)
  • NOTE Clinical affiliates may require additional documents including immunizations (seasonal flue, TB skin test) and drug screens.
  • Additional requirements:
    • Students are required to have a physical exam completed by a licensed medical professional. The exam is based on satisfactorily completing or demonstrating the following skills:
      • Visual acuity (with or without corrective lenses) to observe and perform technical procedures; to identify and differentiate specimens, reagents and equipment; to read laboratory manuals, procedures, policies, specimen labels and materials pertinent to professional practice.
      • Physical ability to manipulate laboratory instruments and equipment in a manner consistent with operational procedures.
      • Manual dexterity to operate laboratory equipment and use tools in a manner consistent with operational guidelines
  • Special Note
    • Phlebotomists are on their feet for long hours and must have personal mobility sufficient to go from patient to patient and room to room quickly in the performance of their duties. Phlebotomists must also be able to carry light loads of up to 25 pounds.

The most recent clinical laboratory vacancy survey conducted in 2015 had a projected growth for this field around 25% with 28,000 new jobs to be filled by 2024.

In keeping with the goal of the Darton College of Health Professions at Albany State University, the Phlebotomy Program is committed to providing a valuable education and clinical experience to qualified technologists.  The Program is dedicated to providing the community with technologists that will offer the highest quality of patient care.  The Program strives to provide the Phlebotomy workforce with an ARRT certified technologist that seeks the challenge of working in a continuously evolving profession. 

Who are Phlebotomists?

Phlebotomists work directly with patients. Phlebotomists are responsible for the collection of blood samples from the patient to be used for laboratory testing. Phlebotomists must also be accurate, work well under pressure and communicate effectively.  Phlebotomists work under the supervision of Clinical Laboratory Scientists.

Required Courses Course Name Sem. Hrs.
Fall Semester    
PHLE 1101 Phlebotomy I 2
Spring Semester (A and B Terms)  
PHLE 1102 Clinical Phlebotomy II 4
Total   6

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