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. Classes meet on campus Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and Clinicial rotation takes place the last two weeks of the semester, Monday – Friday.
Seating is limited based on available clinical space. Acceptance to Fletcher Technical Community College does not guarantee acceptance into the Phlebotomy program. Admissions to the Phlebotomy program is based on availability of seats, with continuing Patient Care Technician majors receiving priority seating. Remaining seats are offered based on application date.
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 0098/Math 1160 or higher.
Current Program Outcomes
- 94% External Certification Rate
- 89% Graduation rate
- 11% Attrition rate
- 93% Placement rate
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.