Phlebotomy Certificate

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Phlebotomy Certificate Course List

Major and Core Courses

Lower Division

  • Career Development
  • Customer Service in Healthcare
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Law and Ethics

This course is designed to study the personal and professional characteristics necessary for obtaining and maintaining suitable employment. The student will assemble a complete jobseeking portfolio including his/her resume and references, letters of application and appreciation, documentation of work and educational history, and demonstration of skills through examples of student work. The course includes an indepth study of self-marketing approaches, job interviewing techniques and professionalism as well as participation in a mock interview.


Course ID: E242
Credits: 2

This will prepare students to deliver outstanding customer service in a healthcare setting by providing them with an understanding of the factors that influence the perceptions of external and internal customers. Topics covered in this course include; the psychology of patients, customer service in a diverse world, listening skills and effective communication techniques.


Course ID: M100
Credits: 1

This is a basic medical vocabulary-building course. An emphasis will be placed on the most common medical terms based on prefixes and suffixes, Latin and Greek origins, and anatomic roots denoting body structures. All body systems will be covered with a focus on word parts, terms built from word parts, abbreviations, and basic disease and surgical terms. Students will be expected to focus on spelling and pronunciation.

Course ID: M120
Credits: 4

A study of the United States legal system and court process with emphasis on legal and ethical issues within the healthcare environment. Fraud and abuse, patient privacy and confidentiality, and professional practice law and ethics will be covered. The course will include a project that is specific to the student's program of study.


Course ID: M230
Credits: 4

Track Courses

  • Introduction to Electronic Health Records
  • Introduction to Laboratory Processing
  • Phlebotomy
  • Phlebotomy II
  • Phlebotomy Externship and Capstone

In this course, student will focus on the basics of Electronic Health Record (EHR) keeping of patient health information in a medical care delivery setting. An emphasis on emerging technologies in EHR, and their potential application in evidence-based practice will be studied The scope of the course is designed to familiarize students with the clinical patient encounter, as well as electronically supporting other care-related, and outcomes reporting.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: M105
Credits: 3

This course will introduce the role of the phlebotomist in a clinical laboratory setting. Students will learn how to adhere to safety and compliance regulations related to specimen collection and processing. This course also focuses on pre-analytic factors of the sample or patient as they relate to and influence laboratory procedures.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: PB115
Credits: 4

In this course, students will learn the skills to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. This course will emphasize proper patient identification and applying the principles of safety and infection control. The student laboratory setting will provide an opportunity to perform basic phlebotomy procedures.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: PB130
Credits: 3

In this course, students will perform and observe specialized specimen collection, CLIA waived laboratory testing, and collection of donor units. This course will also focus on specimen handling and transporting and assuring patient and provider safety in a variety of settings. Students will learn to develop skills to communicate with diverse patients, patient advocates, and healthcare providers.

Prerequisite: Phlebotomy

Course ID: PB220
Credits: 4

This course is designed to provide the student with experience in a clinical setting that includes specimen collection and handling and processing. Students will learn to effectively communicate with diverse patient populations and patient care teams. During the practical experience, students will participate in a program capstone that is designed to assist students during their externship and prepare them for a certification exam.

Prerequisite: Phlebotomy II, Introduction to Laboratory Processing

Course ID: PB275
Credits: 5

General Education Courses

Lower Division


  • Introduction to Communication

The course will introduce students to basic models and theories of the communication process. Students will learn about a variety of elements involved in communication. They will also explore how factors such as race, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, and gender influence communication. Students will focus on developing an awareness of the effects of various types of communication on themselves and others. They will also develop practical skills for improving their ability to communicate in personal, social and professional contexts. Specific topics will include perception, self-concept, verbal and nonverbal communication, effective listening and communicating in culturally diverse settings.

Prerequisite:Passing grade in Foundation coursework or placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam score

Course ID: G141
Credits: 4

Math/Natural Sciences

  • Structure and Function of the Human Body

This course provides a working knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. A general introduction to cells and tissues is followed by study of the anatomy and physiology of the skeletal and muscular systems. The student is introduced to the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems.

Course ID: G150
Credits: 4

Total Certificate Credits

General Education Credits: 8

Major and Core Credits: 11

Track Credits: 19

Total Certificate Credits: 38*

* Credit totals do not include Foundation Courses. Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in Foundation Courses through a Rasmussen College entrance placement exam or by successful completion of Foundation Courses.

In addition to meeting all other admissions requirements, applicants to this program must successfully complete and pass a criminal background check.

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