Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

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Certificate (513.1)

This program prepares students to function as an entry-level phlebotomist in hospitals, blood drawing stations, physicians offices, research or other healthcare settings. Phlebotomists collect blood specimens for tests used in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Graduates are eligible to apply for the national examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Enrollment in the program is limited by availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate application to this program.

Applicants must be eligible for ENG-100 Basic Principles of Composition and DVS-103 Advanced College Reading & Study Skills based on college placement testing. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check are required prior to registering for PHB-201 Clinical Phlebotomy Practicum. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all program courses.

The Phlebotomist program at South Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; 727.210.2350,

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will:

  1. Apply principles of specimen collection in the overall patient care system.
  2. Adhere to infection control and safety policies and procedures.
  3. Monitor quality control.
  4. Demonstrate professional conduct, communication skills and behavior in accordance with regulations, policies, laws and patient rights.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Universal Precautions training and certification is provided.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Certificate Requirements 

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 12

One Semester        Credits


Basic Life Support



Clinical Phlebotomy



Clinical Phlebotomy Lab



Clinical Phlebotomy Practicum



Clinical Phlebotomy Seminar           



Total Credits 


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