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Phlebotomy
Phlebotomy
The Phlebotomy curriculum prepares students to perform skin and venipunctures, to obtain, transport and process laboratory specimens, and to function as a member of a medical laboratory team.

The program curriculum includes a one-quarter lab practicum (PHLE 197) that gives students actual practice working in a health care facility. For additional program information, please refer to the Phlebotomy program web site, available online at: www.clark.edu/phlebotomy.
A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to those who successfully complete the program requirements. Graduates are also eligible to apply for a Washington State Phlebotomy license and are prepared to take a National Phlebotomy Certification examination.
The Phlebotomy Program is a two-quarter clinical program with preliminary requirements that must be completed before program entry. Admission to the program is outlined in two stages: preliminary requirements and final program admission.

Disability Statement for Health Occupations
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, accommodations for students with disabilities will be considered at the student's request. The student may need to provide documentation of disability to the Disability Support Services Office to support his/her accommodation requests. Documentation guidelines and procedures can be found at www.clark.edu/dss. Once the student is qualified by DSS as having a disability, requested accommodations will be considered. Accommodations for the classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting will be evaluated according to reasonableness. Accommodations that compromise patient care, or that fundamentally alter the essential functions of the program or activity, are not considered to be reasonable.
Phlebotomy (CA)
Candidates must:
• Complete the Clark College Application for Admission and the Phlebotomy Application. Return to the Clark College Enrollment Services with the non-refundable program application fees (subject to change). For current fee amounts, please visit the Phlebotomy website at www.clark.edu/phlebotomy. Date of Phlebotomy Application (fee paid date) will be considered in selecting students for entry into the program.
• Washington State Law [WAC 246-901-030(2)], requires that students have completed one of the following to be eligible for selection into the Phlebotomy program: high school graduation, GED completion, or higher U.S. degree conferment. Students must attest that they have completed this requirement and explain how and when it was satisfied (on page 2 of the Phlebotomy application).
• Submit official college transcripts if you have transfer credits you wish to apply to the program. Students who do not plan to apply transfer credits toward the program are not required to submit official transcripts.
• The following course or placement level is required prior to program entry: WRITING: Completion of ENGL 098 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better (2.0) or placement into ENGL& 101.
• Obtain a minimum Clark College cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
• Complete Preliminary Requirements with a 2.0 or higher
The most recent educational experience will be used to meet these criteria. Applicants are responsible for requesting that college transcripts be sent to Clark College.
Final Program Admission
Upon completion of preliminary requirements, an evaluation will be completed, and the applicant will be notified by the Health Occupation Evaluations Office of additional procedures necessary for program consideration. Application (fee paid) date is used in ranking students for selection, so it is beneficial to apply early.
Program Progression
To successfully complete the Phlebotomy program, keep in mind the following:
• Students may be included in selection 2 times, after which their file becomes inactive.
• All students must successfully complete PHLE 115 and PHLE 116 with a grade "C" or better as well as the required venipunctures and lab hours to progress into the clinical portion of the program.
• If a student is unable to continue with the clinical portion immediately following PHLE 115 and 116, they must return the Petition for Readmission Form to begin again with the next available cohort. Students who wish to be considered for their second opportunity must notify the Allied Health Office and follow the Readmission procedure. Students will be accepted on a space-available basis.
• PHLE 115 and PHLE 116 may be repeated one time only.
General Information
Selection criteria are subject to change. For complete updated information, please refer to the application materials, available online at www.clark.edu/phlebotomy.
Phlebotomy (CA)
Preliminary Requirements
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I *
3 cr.
ENGL 098
WRITING FUNDAMENTALS
5 cr.
or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better (2.0) or placement into ENGL& 101
HEOC 104
HEALTH CARE DELIVERY & CAREER EXPLORATION
3 cr.
HLTH 124
HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CPR AND FIRST AID
1 cr.
HEOC 120
AIDS EDUCATION
1 cr.
HEOC 100
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY *
4 cr.
or BIOL 164
HUMAN BIOLOGY *
4 cr.
and BIOL 165
HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
Program Requirements
BMED 111
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II *
3 cr.
BMED 138
LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE
2 cr.
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
PHLE 115
PHLEBOTOMY EDUCATION W/LAB
3 cr.
PHLE 116
BASIC LABORATORY FOR THE PHLEBOTOMIST
3 cr.
PHLE 197
PHLEBOTOMY CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
5 cr.
PHLE 198
PHLEBOTOMY CLINICAL SEMINAR
1 cr.
Total Required Credits: 34-44
* Course must be seven years current upon program entry.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Accurately perform phlebotomy procedures in variable clinical environments.
  • Identify the varying clinical conditions that require a different methodology of sample collection.
  • Communicate effectively, accurately, and professionally, using verbal, non-verbal, and written language with diverse populations of patients and other healthcare providers.
  • Conduct self in an ethical and professional manner to provide quality patient care.
  • Apply safety and infection control standards in the health care environment.