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Phlebotomy Step Program

Southern State Health Sciences Banner, Phlebotomy

Offered on: Central Campus (Day)

Nature of Profession

A Phlebotomist is trained to work primarily in a hospital and is depended upon to acquire quality blood specimens from the patient by performing venipuncture and capillary sticks.

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Jobs and Salary

For additional information view the Occupational Outlook Handbook, or the Summary Report for Phlebotomists.

Phlebotomy Step Program

The three step Pathway outlined below will lead to (1) the Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) & Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) credentials, (2) the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate, and (3) the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting.

Step 1: Pathway to PBT & RPT credentials

After completing these three courses you will be eligible to earn the Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) credential through the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), and the Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) credential through American Medical Technologists (AMT).

Course # Course Title Credits
MAST 2220 Emergency Medical Procedures 3
ALTH 2201 Phlebotomy Technology 3
ALTH 2225 Phlebotomy Practicum 1
Part-Time Enrollment: 7 Credit Hours

The above outline qualifies for Part-Time Status Financial Aid. Meet with the ALTH Program Director to discuss recommended course options for Full-time Status Financial Aid.

Step 2: Pathway to Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

Completion of the PBT & RPT credentials is stackable into the Phlebotomy (492B) Certificate Degree Program. Complete the below courses to earn the Phlebotomy Certificate. Please visit the Phlebotomy (492B) Certificate webpage for complete program details.

First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
BIOL 1104 Human Biology I 4
CSCI 1101 Computer Keyboarding 1
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
MAST 1115 Medical Terminology 2
MATH 1116 Beginning Algebra 3

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
BIOL 1105 Human Biology II 4
MAST 1118 Human Diseases 2
MAST 2205 Medical Law & Ethics 2
MATH 1118 or MATH 1135 Intermediate Algebra or Allied Health Mathematics 4 - 3
Remaining Hours: 24 (25) Credit Hours

Program Total: 31 (32) plus any pre-requisites

Step 3: Pathway to Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting

Completion of the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate is stackable into the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting (492) Degree Program. Complete the below courses to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting. Please visit the Medical Assisting (492) webpage for complete program details.

First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
BIOL 2205 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MAST 1111 Medical Administrative Procedures 3
PSYC 1110 Principles of Psychology 3

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
ALTH 1160 Electronic Health Records 2
BIOL 2206 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
COMM 1115 Fundamentals of Effective Speech 3
MAST 1101 Introduction to Medical Assisting 3
PSYC 1111 Life Span & Human Development 3

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
MAST 1126 Clinical Practicum I 1
MAST 2212 Medical Transcription 3
MAST 2215 Medical Laboratory Techniques 3
MAST 2218 Medical Billing & Coding 3
MAST 2240 Clinical Procedures 3

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
MAST 2226 Clinical Practicum II 1
MAST 2230 Pharmacology for Medical Assisting 3
MAST 2297 Medical Assisting Review 2
Program Total: 60 plus any pre-requisites

Medical Assisting / Allied Health Office & Faculty

The Medical Assisting / Allied Health Office is located in room 182 on Central Campus and operates Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

  • PHONE
  • 800.628.7722 x2739
  • MAILING
  • Medical Assisting/Allied Health Office
  • Southern State Community College
  • 100 Hobart Drive
  • Hillsboro, OH 45133

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