Jun 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Phlebotomy Technician, Certificate of Proficiency


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The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate of Proficiency introduces the student to basic laboratory techniques and prepares students to perform entry level tasks in a laboratory setting and to perform venipunctures and dermal punctures. This program provides excellent preparation for other Allied Health programs and is beneficial to individuals currently employed in the Allied Health profession or currently enrolled in another Allied Health program. Upon completion of the required courses, the student is eligible to take the Phlebotomy Certificate Examination offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology, PBT (ASCP). Students must be 18 years or older in order to enroll in the phlebotomy practicum as well as to be certified as a phlebotomy technician.

  • Immunizations listed are required of all persons participating in the clinical component associated with the Northark MLT Program. The only exception would be for medical reasons. An annual tuberculosis skin test (PPD) or chest x-ray is required. Students must furnish proof of MMR, Varicella, and Hepatitis B vaccine series.
  • Students must undergo a criminal background check and10-panel drug screen before being placed into a clinical site.

Major Code: 4787
Advising: Sherry Gibbany, (870) 391-3288, sgibbany@northark.edu
                 Advising Center: M184, South Campus, (870) 391-3115

The My Academic Plan (MAP) serves as a guideline to graduate in two semesters. The Key Milestones/Prerequisites listed for each semester highlight significant achievements that must be completed in the degree track. Students who do not follow the two-semester plan and/or who do not complete identified milestones may jeopardize their financial aid (if applicable) and/or delay graduation.

Academic Preparedness

Northark recognizes the important connection between student success and academic preparedness. Students may be required to complete one or more of the following courses before enrolling in the MAP sequence of courses. Summer and/or intercession courses may be required to graduate within two semesters. Developmental course credits earned do not count towards degree completion requirements.

Students must complete each required course in the remainder of this MAP with a minimum grade of “C” to obtain this degree.

Semester 1


  • ALDH 1013 - Basic Phlebotomy Credits: 3
  • Enrolled in Allied Health Program or approval of the MLT Director

  • BIOL 1434 - Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology Credits: 4
  • Fundamentals of A&P is the minimum requirement for this program. A&P I and A&P II may substitute for this course, but require prereqs of: Fundamentals of Chemistry (waived for HS Chemistry with B or better in both semesters) or General Biology for majors, or Fundamentals of A&P; required for A&P I. or

Total Credits: 7


Total Credits: 9


Grand Total Credits: 16


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