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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical laboratory technologists, such as phlebotomists, is expected to grow.* Formal training from Kaplan University could help you acquire the knowledge and skills to enter this field.†
The phlebotomist program combines classroom instruction with hands-on training in our medical labs to help you develop the highly technical skill of intravenous blood withdrawal. Coursework may include:
Prior to completing this program, you will be required to complete an externship to gain on-the-job experience as a phlebotomist. You must be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) prior to starting your externship.
The curriculum is also intended to prepare you for the Phlebotomy Technician Exam sponsored by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).‡
The Phlebotomy Certificate program offered onsite in Hagerstown is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS):5600 North River Road, Suite 720Rosemont, IL 60018Tel: 773.714.8880
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a Phlebotomist Certificate. This program is designed to prepare you to seek entry-level employment as a phlebotomist in clinics, drug treatment centers, surgical centers, labs, hospitals, or other health care facilities.
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
Jan 08, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
Campus Start Date
Jun 11, 2014
Total Program Credits: 45
This course emphasizes the basic principles and applications of law, ethics, and bioethics as they relate to the medical arena. It covers legal terms, consent, contracts, physician/patient relationships, professional liability, and various medical issues. Through lectures, class discussions, case studies, and library research, students acquire knowledge of the importance of their professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities.
This course provides a logical understanding of the language of medicine. Basic prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied, along with word analysis, word building, spelling, and pronunciation. These principles are applied to the study of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscle/joints, blood and lymphatic, nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular. Each body system is reviewed with anatomy and physiology; diagnostic, lab, and surgical procedures; and pharmacology for interest and knowledge.
This course is an integrated study of the human body. The focus is on understanding the interrelated nature of the systems of the body. This includes the concept of homeostasis as well as the relationship between structure and function. This course encompasses the anatomy of selected systems as well as the physiology and terminology as applied to the body. The course presents the chemical basis of life and provides a basic understanding of cells, cellular metabolism, and tissue composition and functions. The course also includes the study of the structures and functions of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and senses.
This course is the continuation of integrated
study of the human body. This course encompasses the anatomy of
selected systems as well as the physiology and terminology as
applied to the body. The course also includes the study of the
structures and functions of the following systems: circulatory,
lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and
Studies include the most common diseases of
bodily systems, including disease etiology, symptoms, diagnostic
tests, therapeutic methods, and disease prognosis. Students also
study alternative treatments and pain
This course requires students to describe and demonstrate proper care of laboratory equipment. Infection control and laboratory safety, including proper specimen handling and transport, are developed throughout the class. Point-of-care testing is introduced and performed through in-class laboratory exercises. Students will successfully perform capillary punctures and venipunctures and have knowledge of arterial puncture techniques. Knowledge of professionalism in the workplace is discussed, and students are expected to demonstrate this throughout the class. (Hagerstown campus only)
HS 111 and first two hepatitis B
This externship provides practical on-the-job
training with emphasis on phlebotomy under appropriate
supervision. Students procure blood specimens for clinical
analysis. (Hagerstown campus only)
Last term or permission from the Program
Coordinator, CPR certification, and completion of site
In this required introductory course, students will identify current issues in health science and how they relate to chosen health science professions. Educational and credentialing requirements will be defined for health science occupations. Students will create a personal education plan, choosing appropriate electives and identifying specific career options based on personal goals and research of the profession. Professional traits and skills for success in the field will be explored as well as discussion of roles and responsibilities of selected health professionals.
Designed to facilitate personal and professional success, this course introduces students to the purposes and processes of university education. An emphasis is placed on study, communication, and thinking skills that support academic achievement. Students also examine the relationship between learning and motivation. (Onsite only)
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Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of this program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an admissions advisor.
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* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012–2013 Edition, Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-and-clinical-laboratory-technologists-and-technicians.htm (accessed
April 2012). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or
short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
† Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
‡ Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams.