Health care is a rapidly expanding industry, and a new professional, the certified phlebotomist, helps to reduce the workload of doctors and nurses by focusing exclusively on blood collection, particularly in hospitals, medical laboratories and blood drives.
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What is Phlebotomist?
The practice of phlebotomy, or the technique of venipuncture, generally refers to the collection of blood from a vein.
Phlebotomists are health care professionals who have been trained to collect patient's blood specimens by venipuncture and by microcollection techniques. Phlebotomists usually work under the supervision of nurses, medical technologists, or laboratory managers.
Phlebotomists play an important role on the clinical laboratory team by collecting clinical laboratory specimens prior to the actual laboratory testing!
Yavapai College's Phlebotomy Certificate
Completion of this certificate requires an internship.
You must have the attached documentation to begin an internship. Please read the Information Guide completely paying particular attention to the Immunization and Documentation Cover Sheet for a list of everything that is required.
Phlebotomy Certificate Requirements
National Certifying Agency
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Allied Health Handbook
You will need BURGUNDY colored scrubs for your Phlebotomy Internship.
- 3-pocket pullover scrub top (Any brand) Color: Burgundy
- Burgundy uniform pants NO JEANS, LEGGINGS, STIRRUPS OR SWEATS
- White rubber-soled shoes with CLOSED HEELS, may be white leather running shoes, No clogs or canvas sneakers
Completion of Certificate Programs
In order to post completion of a certificate program on a college transcript, students MUST complete an application for graduation. Students should apply at the beginning of their final semester. Contact Student Life for details.