The Certificate in Phlebotomy prepares students for employment as a Phlebotomist Technician and includes skills with a bio-psychosocial-cultural approach to client care. The coursework includes class and lab practice prior to practice in the clinical setting consisting of phlebotomy, pre and post analytical considerations, safety and lab maintenance, basic point of care testing and the associated specimen testing.  Clinical requirements for successful completion of the course consists of 100 hours of “hands-on” practice, 100 successful venipunctures, 20 capillary punctures in a healthcare facility laboratory. In order to be eligible to participate in the clinical setting, students are required to successfully pass a background check through the New Mexico Department of Health Caregivers Criminal History Screening Act and be granted employment clearance prior to clinical assignment and participation. Successful coursework completion requires a grade of “C” or better, a grade of pass on all skills checklists, a final exam grade of 84% or better, 80% average of clinical/lab, and completion of all assignments. Successful completion includes 100% attendance for class, lab, and clinical time. Upon successful completion of all coursework, a student has met all requirements for eligibility to test through the National Health career Association (NHA) for certification as a Phlebotomist Technician

Prefix Title Credits
NA 115Phlebotomist Technician6
OEEM 101CPR for the Health Care Professional1
AHS 120Medical Terminology3
AHS 153Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I4
OECS 105Introduction to Information Technology3
Total Credits17

This certificate can be completed in one semester using the following road map.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
NA 115 Phlebotomist Technician 6
OEEM 101 CPR for the Health Care Professional 1
AHS 120 Medical Terminology 3
AHS 153 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I 4
OECS 105 Introduction to Information Technology 3
 Total Credits17
Program Manager: Neal Gallagher 
Phone: (505) 287-6654 
Lucy Belle Ma Hall