Oct 03, 2022  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

AHLT-130 Phlebotomy Technician

Credits 3.5 / 2.0 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ENGL-100 (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, or completion of RDNG-030, ACLT-075 or ACLT-076; Student must be at least 18 years of age at the beginning of the semester. A high school diploma or GED is required for acceptance into the course. NOTE: A lab coat will be required for the clinical rotation and can be purchased through the Mott Bookstore or another uniform supplier. Co-Requisite: AHLT-130L and AHLT-130C.
This course provides the student with an overview of the healthcare field, and the skills and knowledge to properly and safely collect a blood or body fluid specimen and prepare the specimen for testing by the medical laboratory.  The student will be able to utilize a variety of blood collection methods, including vacuum, syringe, and capillary puncture. The student will put safety practices into place to protect themselves and the patient.  The student will also gain an understanding of performing CLIA waived laboratory tests. In addition to the theory component, the course will consist of hands-on laboratory training in blood collection techniques, and a clinical component at a site to be determined during the course.  Students are required to complete the course with a grade of a 75% average or better. Upon successful completion of the course,
students are qualified for, and expected to take the national certification exam as a Registered Phlebotomy Technician through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (www.ascp.org/boc)
Notes:  Students enrolling in this course must be at least 18 years of age at the beginning of the semester.  A high school diploma or GED is required for acceptance into the course. 
Criminal Background Check:  Students registering for the Phlebotomy Technician course must have a criminal background check completed and cleared before week 7 of the semester.
Immunizations:  All health care personnel are required to have certain immunizations. Contact the Mott Health Sciences Division office (CM 2313) for a list of required immunizations.  All immunizations (except the 3rd Hepatitis B) must be complete and submitted on CastleBranch before week 7 of the semester.  The costs of the background check and immunizations are the responsibility of the student.

Course Outcomes
  • Exhibit a basic understanding of medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, safety procedures, legal issues, infection control, and the healthcare system.
  • Properly and safely perform a variety of blood collection methods in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Properly collect blood and body fluid specimens utilizing infection prevention techniques, proper patient identification, proper specimen labeling, and quality assurance.
  • Properly handle, process, and accession patient specimens; blood and non-blood.
  • State the theory and principles of CLIA waived testing.