Course Catalog

Phlebotomy Certificate

West Burlington Campus

In less than one year, you can have a rewarding job in health care. Apply a variety of medical procedural functions on patients who need your compassion.

The Phlebotomy Program will prepare the student to enter the healthcare profession as a phlebotomist.  The program will incorporate competency-based learning outcomes. The student will gain skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper technique and standard precautions. The student will also learn to develop communication and interpersonal skills to interact with patients effectively, obtain knowledge on infection control and safety practices, confidentiality and legal concepts, as well as medical terminology.

West Burlington campus

*Health professions student outcomes are available on the Consumer Information page.

Admissions standards apply to this program. Please contact the Student Support Center for more details.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete and attain minimums in standardized scores within 24 months of review for acceptance into the program:
    • ACT
      • Reading: 19
      • Math: 19
    • SAT
      • Reading/Writing: 330
      • Math: 510
    • Next-Gen ACCUPLACER:
      • Reading: 248
    • ALEKS:
      • Math: 14

Additional Requirements

  • Students will be required to pass a mandatory background check.
  • Students will be required to submit (at their own expense) a completed physical examination form and immunizations for health care providers.
  • Current certification in CPR-Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers**.
  • Current certification in Mandatory Reporter-Adult & Child Abuse**.
  • Satisfy "Essential Functions" guidelines.
  • Return of Handbook consent forms as directed in orientation.

**Certifications may be obtained at Southeastern Community College. Students should work with a Student Success Advocate for the appropriate courses and dates to obtain these certifications.

All health career programs require students to earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or above in all coursework within the program. All other eligibility requirements must be met.

Summary Sheet

The summary sheet provides a program overview and other information.

Download the Summary Sheet.

Curriculum Sequence


Fall I Course Title Credit
HSC-114 Medical Terminology 3
MAP-401 Medical Law and Ethics 1
MAP-431 Human Relations 1
MAP-201 Phlebotomy 3
TOTAL CREDITS 8

HSC-114 - Medical Terminology

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course is designed to study the basic language related to medical science with emphasis on word analysis, construction, definitions, pronunciations, spelling and standard abbreviations.

MAP-401 - Medical Law and Ethics

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course is designed to familiarize the student with legal concepts of standard of care, scope of employment, criminal and civil acts, contracts, negligence and ethical concepts.

MAP-431 - Human Relations

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course includes fundamental principles related to human relations. Basic psychological and developmental theorists, factors that influence behavior, professional attitudes and behavior, self-improvement, and communication in the health care setting are emphasized.

MAP-201 - Phlebotomy

Lecture: 2

Lab: 1

On Job Training: 1

Credit: 3

This course consists of 64 hours of classroom/lab time and 48 hours of externship to prepare students to function as a phlebotomist in a medical laboratory setting.  Students will gain skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. There is an emphasis on infection control, OSHA standards, patient identification, specimen labeling and handling, and quality assurance.

Anne Abel - Instructor - Medical Coding & Billing

Email: aabel@scciowa.edu
CPC Certification of American Academy of Professional Coders
CPC-I Certification of American Academy of Professional Coders

Megan Massner - Instructor - Medical Assistant

Email: mmassner@scciowa.edu
Diploma, Southeastern Community College

Debra Shaffer - Instructor - Medical Assistant/Program Coordinator

Email: dshaffer@scciowa.edu
AAS, Mount St. Clare College
ADN, Southeastern Community College