Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

The Phlebotomist Technician (pronunciation: fli-'bä-tä-mE ) is the person responsible for drawing blood as instructed by a physician or other health care professional. Most patients have their blood drawn at medical examinations or during hospital stays. The phlebotomist performs venipuncture on patients, transports blood specimens, maintains and cleans venipuncture trays, and may perform simple urinalysis tests, not to include microscopic examinations

Upon completing AHE 141 and AHE 143, students within this program will be eligible for ASCP certification and licensing as a MA-Phlebotomist through Washington State. For more information on being certified through the state of Washington, click here. The knowledge, skills, and abilities in this program were designed based on the standards defined by NAACLS and ASCP.


AHE 116 Explore Health Careers 4 Credits
AHE 110 The Human Body: Structure & Function 5 Credits
BSTEC 104 Medical Terminology 3 Credits
BSTEC 129 PC Basics 3 Credits
SHS 170 HIV/AIDS and AHE 115 CPR/First Aid 1 Credit each

Prerequisites are offered every quarter.

Note: Students with previous healthcare experience or education may be able to waive some or all of the prerequisites. Please consult with an adviser for more information.

First Quarter  
AHE 141 Phlebotomy Technician 5 Credits
Second Quarter  
AHE 143 Phlebotomy Technician: Clinical Externship 4 Credits

Phlebotomy courses are generally offered in fall, winter and spring quarters. In addition AHE 143 (Externship) may be offered in summer.

*Please see the projected annual schedule.

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