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Certified Phlebotomy Technician


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PLAB 1023 | PLAB 1060



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Discover the world of phlebotomy with our in-depth Phlebotomy course, designed to emphasize the vital role of phlebotomists in the healthcare system. Students will simultaneously enroll in PLAB 1023 (96 classroom hours) and PLAB 1060 (48 clinical hours). Our comprehensive curriculum covers essential topics, including medical terminology, safety and legal issues, physiological systems, laboratory tests, and specimen handling. Graduates of our program should emerge with a high level of competence in venipuncture and dermal puncture. However, it's important to note that you must meet our healthcare program requirements prior to enrollment.

Please be aware that students must be prepared for clinical hours scheduled at different times, including during the day, evening, and weekends. It's essential for students to provide their own transportation to clinical sites. Maintaining a professional appearance during clinical days is a must. Students are required to wear burgundy scrubs and proudly display a student patch. This ensures a professional appearance while gaining hands-on experience at clinical sites. Upon successful program completion, students become eligible to take the National Healthcare Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) examination. The cost of the course includes the necessary textbook and study guide and one set of scrubs. It's crucial to understand that this cost also covers one attempt at the licensure exam, which is non-transferable and non-refundable. Students must pay for SurScan background & drug screening prior to enrollment" ($139). Successful program completion earns a THECB recognized Occupational Skills Award.


Registration Deadline & Mandatory Info Session:

  • The deadline to complete pre-enrollment tasks and register for this course is: May 21st 2024 at 10am.
  • The mandatory orientation is scheduled for: May 28th 2024 at 10am. The Orientation will include:
    • An explanation of clinical and program rules 
    • A tutorial on accessing Canvas, our online course dashboard 
    • A drug screening and background check

Drug Screens & Background Checks:

Students must pass a urine drug screen and an additional criminal background prior to enrolling in the course. 

Documentation of the following immunizations, titers or tests must be uploaded to your SurScan account prior to registration in the course. Please note that some of these immunizations take up to six months to complete. Immunizations must be started in time to complete the series before the program's start date.

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  • Varicella (Chicken Pox), Proof of either:
    • two documented doses of varicella immunization
    • or a titer test (blood test) confirming immunity
  • Hepatitis B series, Proof of either:
    • a complete three-injection series of Hepatitis B vaccinations,
    • a complete two-injection series of Heplislav
    • a titer test confirming immunity (positive reading)
  • MMR series, Proof of either:
    • a complete two-injection series of MMR vaccinations, or
    • a titer test confirming immunity (positive reading)
  • Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (TDAP) (within past 10 years)
    • DTAP or TD not acceptable
  • Meningococcal Vaccine proof of either:
    • one dose of the vaccine within 5 years and at least 10 days prior to the first day of class, or
    • ID verifying the applicant is over the age of 22
  • Influenza Vaccine (the most recent variation)
  • TB Exam: Obtain proof of a negative TB (tuberculosis) test. Blood or skin test must be within one year, negative chest x-rays must be within five years.
  • COVID Vaccine
    • Grayson College does not require this vaccine, however, clinical agencies do. Medical and religious waivers are considered, and requirements are subject to change at any time. We understand that it is your choice to receive the COVID vaccine; if you choose not to attend your clinical education placement due to a vaccine requirement, we will try to accommodate your request. However, we cannot guarantee you an alternate placement, which may impact your program completion.

 Additional Requirements: 

  • CPR: Obtain or hold American Heart Association or American Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider level CPR certification.
    • Please note that any programs which include this certification (CNA, PCT, CCMA, etc...) DO NOT REQUIRE that you be certified before class.
    • All CPR classes must include a skills performance check-off and must be current (within two years)
    • You can find course listings for BLS for Healthcare Providers on the Center for Workplace Learning website, or the AHA's website
  • Performance Requirements: In order to accomplish program outcomes, students must:
    • Have visual acuity with/without corrective lenses to identify cyanosis, absence of respiratory movement in patients, and to read small print.
    • Have hearing ability with/without auditory aids to understand the normal speaking voice without viewing the speaker's face and to hear monitor alarms, emergency signals, call bells, and stethoscopic sounds.
    • Have the physical ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, lift patients, and move or maneuver in limited spaces.
    • Have the ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form, to speak succinctly and clearly, and explain simple patient care tasks.
    • Have manual dexterity to perform assigned skills.
    • Have the ability to function safely under stressful conditions, adapting to ever-changing clinical situations involving patient care.
    • Be able to meet the performance, physical, and/or lift requirements of the assigned clinical agencies.
General SurScan  Inquiries and Issues: If you experience any issues please feel free to contact Sure Scan at either or 972.633.1388. How to set up your SurScan account (Instructional Video).