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2024-2025 College Catalog 
2024-2025 College 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.

PrerequisiteSPE 11401   or  ENG 10305   or placement into ENG 10303  



  • Students must fill out an application when registering for the Phlebotomy course. The application can be found on the Phlebotomy website.
  • Conviction for some criminal offenses may render a candidate ineligible for taking the course and/or 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 site placement.
  • Immunization records, physical exam, and BLS are required prior to clinical site placement. 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.
  • A student must be at least 18 years of age by the beginning of the semester.
  • 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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