CIP Code: 51.1004
Length: 2 Semesters
The purpose of the Career Studies Certificate (CSC) in Health Sciences with a Pre-Medical Laboratory Technology specialization is to prepare students for competitive application to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Medical Laboratory Technology in association with Reynolds Community College with a majority of general education courses completed. A second purpose is to provide an occupational credential as a phlebotomist for employment while pursuing advanced education.
This program is designed to prepare students to take the national certification examination in phlebotomy and become licensed to perform venipuncture procedures. This program prepares the student to pursue advanced certification as a phlebotomist and member of the medical laboratory team through additional education.
Phlebotomists are employed in all healthcare settings, where ever venipuncture procedures are required, both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Students must meet the general admission requirements of the college including all admission testing.
Students who are required to perform clinical rotations in cooperating healthcare agencies must be willing and able to conform to all clinical requirements of participating clinical agencies, including but not limited to: criminal background investigation; drug screening; immunizations including seasonal influenza vaccines; Tuberculosis screening; employment verifications; and, successful completion of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification. (CPR certification must be the American Heart Association Certification for HealthCare Providers). Students are responsible for all costs associated with these requirements. It is the responsibility of the student to maintain current records throughout the program. RCC uses a third party vendor for all screenings and for maintenance of documents. Your instructor will provide you with all details to purchase this service, including deadlines for completion