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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
- To provide students both academic instruction and professional training in the field
of phlebotomy to meet employment needs of Weatherford and surrounding communities.
- Provide a climate conducive to stimulating interest in PBT education and participating
in professional organizations, and encouraging awareness in changing trends in medical
- Produce graduates who meet entry level competency in the profession.
- To produce skilled clinical phlebotomists who:
- 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,
- are able to collect, label, identify, and log in specimens accurately,
- demonstrate knowledge of the order of draw and the tube additives ,
- keep accurate and legible records and are able to communicate reports clearly to fellow
- 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,
- correlate tubes with the correct testing performed and common special handling requirements,
- act at all times under the Accepted Standard of Care in the profession,
- differentiate between pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical errors and strive
to minimize such error,
- can correctly interpret test requisitions, understand diagnosis and procedure codes,
input patient orders,
- are skillful in the operation of POC or waived laboratory instruments and are able
to recognize instrument failures and take appropriate actions,
- are able to demonstrate and explain routine laboratory procedures to others in the
- will take responsibility for their own work and are able to organize their work to
make the most efficient use of time,
- will adapt well to various work situations,
- maintain the confidentiality of patient results,
- are constantly aware of patient welfare and safety,
- will co-operate with their co-workers and all members of the health care team.
- are able to perform efficiently under stress,
- will strive to keep their competence and knowledge current in relation to the changing
- will have the qualities of honesty and intellectual integrity beyond reproach,
- will actively participate in professional organizations in their specialty,
- 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,
- To carry out the education of each student in a manner that encourages further education,
participation in community service, and participation in professional organizations.
- To maintain accreditation of the program through the National Accrediting Agency for
Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
- 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
- To maintain high academic and professional standards for the program and students.
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.
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