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Phlebotomy Technician, Letter of Recognition


Special Admission Requirements - Rolling Admission

Award: Letter of Recognition

Total Credit Hours: Eight credit hours.

Purpose: Prepares students for entry level employment in multiple health care settings, such as hospitals, outpatient clinics or satellite phlebotomy centers. The program includes lecture, college lab and 90 consecutive hours of clinical practicum. There is an additional emphasis on medical terminology, therapeutic communications, and attributes of professionalism in the health care setting.

Range of Occupations

  • Phlebotomist

Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center.

Special Conditions

Financial Aid: This program has not been approved or is pending approval by the U.S. Department of Education federal aid program eligibility. Students enrolled in this program may not be eligible to receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education (Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Direct Loans or PLUS loans) or the Maryland Higher Education Commission (Educational Assistance Grants, Senatorial Scholarships or Delegate Scholarships). For current information on eligible programs, contact Financial Aid.

 

Anne Arundel Community College and/or the School of Health Sciences reserves the right to revise requirements for admission into the Health Sciences programs, the selection criteria and procedures, and the required courses for programs of study as deemed necessary without prior notification.

 

Entrance/Admission Requirements


Admission Requirements


  1. Attendance at a program information session. Call 410-777-7310 for schedule. Detailed information regarding profession, admission and academic requirements will be discussed. For online schedule, go to www.aacc.edu/healthsciences/infosessions.
  2. Submit a completed program application.
  3. Students will be admitted to the Phlebotomy Technician course sequence as the number of students permits. Completed applications will be assured consideration based on space availability. Seats are given to those students meeting academic and admission requirements.
  4. 18 years of age or older.
  5. Foreign educated students whose native language is not English must successfully pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 550 (213 is the equivalent computer score and 79 is the equivalent Internet based score) OR must have completed the ENG 111 /ENG 112  or ENG 115 /ENG 116  or ENG 121  course sequence with grades of “C” or better prior to applying to the Therapeutic Massage program. Anne Arundel Community College’s code for TOEFL is 5019.
  6. Satisfactory completion of criminal background check.
  7. Submission of completed health examination record.
  8. Submission of current American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Providers certification card.

Selection Criteria

Students will be admitted to the Phlebotomy Technician course sequence on a rolling admission basis. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Students will apply for the program only after meeting all academic and admission criteria. Once the applicant’s admission criteria have been verified, that student receives conditional acceptance for the next available seat. Applications will be rejected if incomplete. Incomplete applications will be sent back to the student and can be resubmitted once they are complete. Students need only apply once to the program, providing their application is complete. A future seat will be slotted for them once the student meets the criteria for admission.

To be considered for conditional acceptance, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Must attend a face-to-face information session.
  • Must satisfactorily complete all academic and admission requirements.
  • Final acceptance in the program shall be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check, satisfactory completion of a health examination record, and submission of a copy of the required CPR card.

Technical Standards

Students who are conditionally accepted to this program of study will be required to submit a Health Examination Record completed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant validating that the student meets the technical standard of good physical and mental health as established by the School of Health Sciences, and verifying that the student is free of communicable diseases as evidenced by required immunizations/titers.

CPR

Students must successfully complete the American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR for Health Care Providers course by designated deadline.

Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screening


This program requires the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and possible drug screening. For complete details, see the Health Sciences  section of this catalog.

Degree/Award Requirements


Degree Requirements


Completion of the required courses with a grade of C or better.

Award Requirements


Students must apply to the Records and Registration office for the letter of recognition after they complete the program requirements.

Related Educational Opportunities


Continuing Education and Workforce Development Offerings


Additional courses, credentials and/or certifications may be available through the AACC School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.