2019-2020 College Catalog 
    Nov 28, 2021  
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Phlebotomy Course

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The Phlebotomy curriculum is designed to prepare a person to function as a phlebotomy technician.  This course will provide the knowledge, skills, and externship experience that is necessary to safely and skillfully obtain a blood specimen from a patient.  A phlebotomist may work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, outpatient labs, physicians’ offices or clinics, or may travel to different locations such as convalescent hospitals.  Kirtland Community College’s phlebotomy course prepares students for the American Medical Technologists Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) exam.

PrerequisiteENG 09920  or requisite met by placement testing [ENG099PR]



  • A high school diploma or G.E.D. is required for program acceptance.
  • Conviction for some criminal offenses and any drug or substance related offense will render a candidate ineligible for writing the certification examination. Felony convictions and misdemeanor convictions involving abuse or neglect of vulnerable populations or any drug or related substance offense will prohibit admission to clinical agencies (a requirement of the program).  For more information, please check with the Health Sciences Office at healthsciences@kirtland.edu.
  • Drug testing and background check of all students will be required prior to the clinical rotation.  Please expect an additional cost out-of-pocket for both of these. Please refer to “Required Abilities and Immunization” information provided by the online Phlebotomy Training Course documents link.  For more information, please check with the Health Sciences Office at  healthsciences@kirtland.edu.
  • Students are required to complete the course with a grade of “C” or better.
  • There are abilities (with or without accommodation) that a student in this program must have. A list of these abilities can be obtained from the Phlebotomy website.

Students should seek additional information and/or advising from their academic advisor. For an appointment, please call (989) 275-5000, ext. 280.

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