Phlebotomy

Academic Division of Natural & Health Sciences

QC SynDaver

The SynDaver will be used as an interdisciplinary teaching tool to augment classroom lecture- with applications for students studying Phlebotomy, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Nursing.

The SynDaver will be housed at the Plymouth Campus.

The Phlebotomy Certificate Program is designed to train students to perform both routine and challenging venipunctures and capillary skin punctures on adults. Students will study medical terminology, human anatomy, and interpersonal communication skills in addition to the collection, processing, and distribution of lab specimens. Safety standards, legal and ethical behaviors, and quality control related to patient/client care will be emphasized. Students who complete this certificate program will be well prepared for an entry level position in health care, while building a strong foundation for further academic study. The curriculum includes multiple courses that can be transferred to other certificate programs in the Health Sciences or applied toward an Associate Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science, for example.

Note: Clinical space is limited, therefore immediate clinical placement is not guaranteed; a student’s clinical experience may take up to one year to complete.

* Students may substitute a non-credit CPR course, if proof of certification (valid for at least one year) is provided to the Dean at the time of registration.
** Anatomy & Physiology I and II (with labs) may be substituted for HSC 149.
*** Successful completion of PHB 115 and PHB 125 (final grade of “C”) is required for enrollment in PHB 136

Drug Testing
Some clinical partners require drug screening of students placed at their facilities. These providers reserve the right to refuse and/or reject any student whose drug test fails to meet facility guidelines. Students who test positive for the presence of illegal drugs may not be placed in another facility. Students who cannot complete the clinical practicum are ineligible for graduation.

CPR Certification
Health Sciences students must be certified in CPR for the Health Care Provider. Documentation is required and must be provided to the Dean and Clinical Supervisor and must be effective throughout the program.

Additional Program Information
Students must have satisfactory health and immunization records. Students must be certified in CPR for the Health Care Provider. A satisfactory CORI check is required for students to receive a clinical placement. The passing grade for all courses is “C” (73%). Students are not eligible for certification for graduation unless they have earned a “C” or better in all health sciences and phlebotomy courses.

Download the Phlebotomy Certificate overview sheet.

Certificates

The Phlebotomy Certificate Program is designed to train students to perform both routine and challenging venipunctures and capillary skin punctures on adults. Students will study medical terminology, human anatomy, and interpersonal communication skills in addition to the collection, processing, and distribution of lab specimens. Safety standards, legal and ethical behaviors, and quality control related to patient/client care will be emphasized. Students who complete this certificate program will be well prepared for an entry level position in health care, while building a strong foundation for further academic study. The curriculum includes multiple courses that can be transferred to other certificate programs in the Health Sciences or applied toward an Associate Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science, for example.

Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  • Perform as an entry level phlebotomy technician.
  • Perform venipunctures and capillary skin punctures.
  • Perform standard procedures in the collection, processing, and distribution of lab specimens.
  • Understand the role and function of phlebotomy in the overall care of a client.
  • Explain and summarize the basic components of a clinical and/or medical record.
  • Describe and recognize safety standards, legal and ethical behaviors, and quality control related to phlebotomy.

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Quincy

Phlebotomy Courses
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    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • HSC 107
    • Orientation to Health Care
    • 1
    This course is designed to introduce and provide a brief overview of the U.S. health care industry as well as familiarize students with Quincy College and the Division of Nursing and provide students with an overview of the skills necessary to achieve their academic goals. Using the Internet, discussion and individual research this course creates an awareness of and curiosity for the health care delivery system. It explores stress as a natural part of being a student and health care provider and identifies effective coping methods. It also encourages students to value cultural diversity and professionalism. Topics covered include: personality and learning styles, test-taking and study skills, College and Nursing policies and procedures, trends in health care, health care financing and reimbursement, ethical and legal issues and other related health care topics.
    • HSC 108
    • Basic Life Support & Emergency Skills
    • 1
    This course is designed to prepare a wide variety of health care professionals to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, to provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner. The course will include adult, child, and infant rescue skills in addition to emergency scenarios/case studies. Students will be instructed in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care in accordance with the American Heart Association (AHA) and First Aid in the workplace; therefore, students must pass all skills and written tests as indicated by the AHA in order to receive a course completion card (certificate) in BLS for the Healthcare Provider. This course is open to all students and fulfills the CPR requirements for all programs offered by the Division of Nursing.
    • HSC 140
    • Medical Terminology
    • 3
    This course provides a foundation for the understanding of medical terms, their abbreviations, basic anatomy and physiology as well as pathological conditions. It includes the study of prefixes and suffixes and root/stem words as well as medical technology terms with an emphasis on spelling, pronunciation, definitions and common usage. This course is similar to learning a foreign language and involves the memorization as well as the application of words/terms. The student will study and demonstrate proficiency in spelling, pronouncing, definition and application of medical terms.
    • HSC 149
    • Applied A&P for Health Care Professions
    • 4
    This course is an integrated study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body from the cellular level to the system level; designed for students embarking on a career/profession in the field of health care. Emphasis will be placed upon clinical applications, associated medical terminology and patient assessment. Advances in biomedical technology and patient/client treatment will be highlighted. Completion of HSC 140 prior to enrollment HSC 149 strongly recommended.
    • PHB 115
    • Phlebotomy
    • 2
    This course will provide the theory required for a student to perform both routine and challenging venipunctures and capillary skin punctures on adults. In addition, the collection, processing, and distribution of lab specimens according to standard procedures will be studied. Safety standards, legal and ethical behaviors, and quality control will be emphasized. The course includes an anatomic review of the human cardiovascular system and basic hematology. Upon successful completion of this course and PHS 125, the student will have entry level skill as a phlebotomy technician. This course is only open to students admitted into the Phlebotomy Certificate Program or Clinical Laboratory Technician Program. Otherwise, special permission is required from the Chair overseeing the Phlebotomy Program. Co-requisite: PHB 125.
    • PHB 125
    • Phlebotomy Lab
    • 1
    This course will provide the student with the practice required to perform both routine and challenging venipunctures and capillary skin punctures on adults. In addition, the collection, processing, and distribution of lab specimens according to standard procedures will be studied. Safety standards, legal and ethical behaviors, and quality control will be emphasized. The course allows the student to apply his/her knowledge of human anatomy, the cardiovascular system, and basic hematology in the laboratory/simulated clinical setting through the practice of blood collection techniques on mannequins and live patients/volunteers. Concepts, methods, and procedures discussed/studied in lecture will be reinforced in the laboratory. Upon successful completion of this course and PHB 115, the student will have entry level skill as a phlebotomy technician. This course is only open to students admitted into the Phlebotomy Certificate Program or Clinical Laboratory Science Program. Otherwise, special permission is required from the Chair overseeing the Phlebotomy Program. Co-requisite: PHB 115.
    • SOC 112
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • 3
    An experience-based introduction to the concepts and skills in oral communication; listening, feedback, group discussions, speeches, self-disclosure and relational communication.
    • PHB 136
    • Phlebotomy Clinical Practicum
    • 3
    This course is designed to supplement and expand upon the foundational knowledge provided in PHB 115 and PHB 125-L. Students will be required to perform both routine and challenging venipunctures on adults in the clinical setting. The collection, processing, and distribution of lab specimens according to standard procedures will be studied. Safety standards, legal and ethical behaviors, and quality control will be emphasized in a direct patient care setting. The course allows the student to apply his/her knowledge of human anatomy, the cardiovascular system, and basic hematology in the clinical setting through the practice of blood collection techniques on live patients/volunteers. Concepts, methods, and procedures discussed/studied in lecture and lab will be reinforced in the clinical practicum. Successful completion of this course (final grade of 73%/C) is required for graduation from the Phlebotomy Certificate Program. This course is only open to students admitted into the Phlebotomy Certificate Program. Additionally, students will not be allowed to enroll in a clinical practicum until the Phlebotomy Clinical Supervisor and the Lab instructor grant permission. Prerequisites: Admission to the Phlebotomy Certificate Program, permission of the Phlebotomy Lab instructor and Clinical Supervisor overseeing the Phlebotomy Program, and certification in CPR for the Health Care Provider. Co-requisites: PHB 115 and PHB 125-L.

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1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Tel:  (617) 984-1700

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36 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth, MA 02360

Tel:  (508) 747-0400

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