San Juan College offers a Phlebotomy Program which prepares students with entry level competencies to practice as a phlebotomist in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, and physician offices. The curriculum prepares learners to perform phlebotomy procedures, specimen collection and processing. Proper specimen collection and handling is a major key in providing quality analyses used in the maintenance of health and the diagnosis and monitoring of disease and treatment.
Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take the national certification examination.
The Phlebotomy Certificate Program has applied for approval to:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)
MLTS 160 and portions of MLTS 161 are taught at San JuanCollege main campus.Practicum assignments in MLTS 161 require travel to locations off campus to Clinical affiliates throughout the Four Corners Area.
Topics of Study
MLTS 160 will include theory of blood specimen collection and processing. Content areas include related body system anatomy and function, site selection, equipment and supplies, anticoagulants, specimen processing, safety, universal precautions, professionalism, ethics and review of the health care delivery system.MLTS 161 will provide the training and practice for a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions including vacuum collection devices, syringes, butterfly needles, blood culture collection and capillary skin puncture on adults, children, and infants.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required for admission to the program. Students admitted must be at least 18 years of age.Complete all health requirements and background check required by the clinical affiliates prior to start of MLTS 161. The College reserves the right to limit enrollment because of space or budget restrictions, establish selective admission requirements, and give preference to residents of the Four Corners Area.
MLTS 160 Phlebotomy2
MLTS 161Phlebotomy Practice (needed to sit for national certification exam)2
MLTS 160Phlebotomy2 Credits
Introduction to blood specimen collection and processing. Content areas include related body system anatomy and function, site selection, equipment and supplies, anticoagulants, specimen processing, safety, universal precautions, professionalism, ethics and review of the health care delivery system.Pre/co-requisitesHigh School Graduate or equivalent.Lecture meets MTTH for the first five weeks of semester for 3 hours/2250 minutes.
MLTS 161Phlebotomy Practice2 Credits
100 clock hours of supervised applied experience with a minimum of 100 documented blood procurements. Successful completion of MLTS 160 and MLTS 161 enables the student to sit for the national certification examination.Practice times to be arranged at selected clinical affiliates by Program Director.Pre/co-requisites High School Graduate or Equivalent and completion of MLTS 160 with a minimum grade of C.Times to be arranged.
Phlebotomy Costs for Semester***
$37 per credit hour*
$6 per credit hour*
Professional Dues (ASCLS)
Certification Examination Fee (ASCP)
*Resident Tuition.See semester schedule of classes for current non-resident tuition.
**Estimate of Services-Consult your medical provider for actual cost.