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MLT 125 - Phlebotomy

4 credit hours - Three hours of lecture and two hours of college laboratory weekly; one term.
Learn venipuncture theory and techniques, concepts of cardiovascular anatomy, physiology and terminology and an introduction to standard hospital laboratory tests.  Lab fee $100.

Corequisite(s): MLT 275  or permission of the program coordinator.

Note: Laboratory practice focuses on venipuncture, capillary puncture and collection of blood samples for clinical laboratory testing. Students practice some phlebotomy skills on each other under strict supervision of the instructor. Clinical laboratory practicum of 100 hours begins midterm with assigned hours between 6:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through the MLT 275  two credit Phlebotomy Practicum course.

Final course grade is based on written tests and proficiency exams. Students who receive a final grade below C are awarded an F in the course.

Special admission requirements: (1) 18 years of age or older; (2) high school graduate or equivalent; (3) eligibility for ENG 101 /ENG 101A ; (4) submission of a completed health form with recent physical examination and immunization history; and (5) current certification in Basic Life Support for the Health Provider (CPR) valid through the last day of the practicum.

Prepares students for national phlebotomy certification. Eligibility for national certification includes a final grade of C or better in both MLT 125 and MLT 275 , and payment of an additional fee to the certifying organization.