A phlebotomist draws blood from patients for diagnostic medical tests. Most phlebotomists are employed in hospitals. The DMACC Phlebotomy Specialist Certificate program runs approximately 13 weeks and is offered fall and spring term.
Background checks for criminal history will be done and results will be shared with cooperating agencies, which may prevent placement for clinical practicum. This will affect successful program completion.
NOTE: Proof of immunizations required prior to beginning of clinical rotation.
Program Entry Requirements Complete an application. Attend a required information/ registration session, or obtain the approval of the Program Chair. Submit to the Admissions Office evidence of high school graduation or GED prior to enrollment.
What Kind of Work Will You Do?
- Draw blood
- Prepare blood samples for analysis
- Work in hospitals, clinics, or making house calls
What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of blood drawing (phlebotomy)
- Meet professional standards for cleanliness (sterile techniques)
- Be willing to deal with the sick
- Demonstrate a caring attitude
- Be well organized
- Work well with other health personnel
- Work accurately
- Requires precise, careful work
- Be able to read, understand, and follow written directions
- Be of sound physical and mental health
What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?
- Work on shifts, weekends and holidays
- Adapt to routine procedures
- Provide own transportation