Program Outcomes

  2018 2019 2020 2021 4-year average
ASCP BOC Pass Rates 94% 84% 92% 86% 89%
Graduation Rates 98% 100% 100% 100% 99.5%
Job Placement Rates 96% 95% 92% 96% 94.75%

 Administrator & Sponsor: American Society for Clinical Pathology

Exams: ASCP Board of Certification

This program is nationally accredited through the:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont IL 60018, (773) 714-8880

Program Goals

  1. To provide students both academic instruction and professional training in the field of phlebotomy to meet employment needs of Weatherford and surrounding communities.

  2. Provide a climate conducive to stimulating interest in PBT education and participating in professional organizations, and encouraging awareness in changing trends in medical laboratory science.

  3. Produce graduates who meet entry level competency in the profession.
  4. To produce skilled clinical phlebotomists who:
    1. through general and technical education, are qualified to perform with minimal supervision, phlebotomy, dermal puncture, blood culture collections, and waived and POC testing routinely performed in clinical laboratories and collection centers,
    2. are able to collect, label, identify, and log in specimens accurately,
    3. demonstrate knowledge of the order of draw and the tube additives ,
    4. keep accurate and legible records and are able to communicate reports clearly to fellow medical personnel,
    5. correlate testing performed to the appropriate laboratory department, and have a basic understanding of the clinical significance of basic laboratory tests and profiles, and some knowledge of specialty testing, 
    6. correlate tubes with the correct testing performed and common special handling requirements,
    7. act at all times under the Accepted Standard of Care in the profession, 
    8. differentiate between pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical errors and strive to minimize such error, 
    9. can correctly interpret test requisitions, understand diagnosis and procedure codes, input patient orders, 
    10. are skillful in the operation of POC or waived laboratory instruments and are able to recognize instrument failures and take appropriate actions,
    11. are able to demonstrate and explain routine laboratory procedures to others in the healthcare setting,
    12. will take responsibility for their own work and are able to organize their work to make the most efficient use of time,
    13. will adapt well to various work situations,
    14. maintain the confidentiality of patient results,
    15. are constantly aware of patient welfare and safety,
    16. will co-operate with their co-workers and all members of the health care team.
    17. are able to perform efficiently under stress,

    18. will strive to keep their competence and knowledge current in relation to the changing work environment,
    19. will have the qualities of honesty and intellectual integrity beyond reproach,
    20. will actively participate in professional organizations in their specialty,
  5. To carry out the education of each student in a manner that encourages further education, participation in community service, and participation in professional organizations. 
  6. To maintain accreditation of the program through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
  7. To produce graduates eligible to take and pass a nationally recognized certification examination upon completion of the program, and encourage all students to take the examination.

  8. To maintain high academic and professional standards for the program and students.

Program Timeline

Students complete coursework in the 16-week semester as follows: 8 weeks of on-campus lecture, laboratory, and clinical simulations; 8 weeks off-campus clinical rotations at a hospital laboratory or a laboratory collection center.
Upon successful course completion, students are awarded a lifetime Phlebotomy Certificate. In the last half of clinical, students are eligible to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathology Registry, or another national phlebotomy licensure examination such as the AMT, NHA, or NCCT. The Phlebotomy certificate awarded by Weatherford College is not contingent on passing the ASCP or any other national examination. Higher examination scores are generally obtained when the examination is taken close to graduation.
Phlebotomy Technology articulates into the Tarleton State University Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences Medical Laboratory Technician Program (MLAB 282) for graduates interested in furthering their career in the Medical Laboratory Sciences.

Clinical Affiliates

ARCPoint Labs, Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, Clinical Pathology Laboratories, Comanche County Medical Center, Glen Rose Medical Center, Graham Regional Medical Center, HCA Medical Plaza, HCA Medical City Weatherford, THR Huguley Memorial Medical Center, JPS Health Network, Laboratory Corporation of America, Granbury Medical Center, Lakeside Physicians Labs, Palo Pinto General Hospital, Texas Health Resources, Wise Medical and Surgical Clinic, Wise Regional Health Systems.


Tammi White
Administrative Assistant, Health and Human Sciences
Phlebotomy Technology
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