Clinic Assistant (Phlebotomy), TCC (CA51) (511009)  Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Thomasville

This certificate program provides entry level preparation for initial employment as a clinical assistant. This program provides training in the necessary skills and knowledge required to provide area health care facilities and mobile lab facilities with prospective employees. This certificate program focuses on the drawing of blood for laboratory testing.

Length of Program: Two (2) Semesters

Entrance Date: See admissions office for program start dates

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Additional Requirements: Physical Exam, Drug Toxicology, Criminal Background Check.

Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be granted permission to take the licensing examination and/or attend a clinical site.

Program Final Exit Point: Clinic Assistant, Technical Certificate of Credit. Eligible to apply for the Phlebotomy Technician exam.

Credits Required for Graduation: 17 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Books: $77.90
Fees: $736.00
Tuition: $300.00
Total: $1,113.90
Books: $282.60
Fees: $341.00
Tuition: $800.00
Total: $1,423.60
Curriculum Outline (17 hours)
1: Occupational Courses (17 hours) 17
ALHS 1011

Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Focuses on basic normal structure and function of the human body. Topics include general plan and function of the human body, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous and sensory systems, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.

PHLT 1030

Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Provides an introduction to blood collecting techniques and processing specimens. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills needed to collect all types of blood samples from hospitalized patients. Topics include: venipuncture procedure, safety and quality assurance; isolation techniques, venipuncture problems, and definitions; lab test profiles and patient care areas; other specimen collections and specimen processing; test combinations, skin punctures and POCT; professional ethics and malpractice; and certification and licensure.

PHLT 1050

Pre/Co-requisite(s): PHLT 1030 Provides work experiences in a clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on enhancing skills in venipuncture techniques. Topics include: introduction to clinical policies and procedures and work ethics; routine collections: adult, pediatric, and newborn; and special procedures.

ALHS 1058

Pre-requisite(s): PHLT 1030 Introduces students to specific patient care techniques and to point of care testing. Topics include: lab equipment function and troubleshooting, and quality assurance and control.

ALHS 1090

Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), word building, abbreviations and symbols, and terminology related to the human anatomy.

Program Chair

Medical Laboratory Technology Program Chair
School of Health Sciences

15689 U.S. 19, Thomasville, GA 31792
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