Phlebotomy is the drawing and collecting of blood samples for testing in hospitals, medical facilities, or clinical laboratories. The Phlebotomy program at Fletcher provides instruction on venipuncture (drawing of blood from veins), basic anatomy, physiology, and infection control. Students participate in clinical activities in a hospital under the direct supervision of an instructor and preceptor.
The Phlebotomy program is one semester long and is offered in each fall and spring semester. The application process is open year-round, however, acceptance letters are only sent out in July (for fall) and December (for spring) and expire 1 year from the date of application. Students who do not get into the semester of their choice will be placed on a waiting list until their application expires. Phlebotomy classes and clinical meet in person Monday through Friday with the exception of the Medical Terminology class which is offered online only.
Seating is limited based on available clinical space. Acceptance to Fletcher Technical Community College does not guarantee acceptance into the Phlebotomy program.
Note: In addition to meeting the requirements found in the Phlebotomy student handbook, students must meet the following minimum score requirements:
- ACT: English – 16 & Math – 15
- Accuplacer Classic: Writing – 77 & Elementary Algebra – 46
- Accuplacer Next Gen- Writing 225 & Math QRAS – 242
Test scores can be combined with official transcript(s) to meet required eligibility.
Must be eligible for Engl 1000 and Math 1104 or higher.
CURRENT PROGRAM OUTCOMES
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The Phlebotomy Program achieved Approval Status in the Fall 2005 with the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, phone (773) 714-8880, fax (773) 714-8886, website: www.naacls.org.