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Award Levels

Credit Hours Required

Time to Completion



1 Year



The Phlebotomy certificate program prepares students to be proficient in their profession and to demonstrate successful competence in the outcomes as established by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in their Standards and Guidelines for Medical Assisting Educational Programs that mandate phlebotomy training. 

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will have the skills to obtain an entry-level position in the laboratory technician profession and are eligible to sit for the national Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) examination administered by American Medical Technologists (AMT).

Students interested in applying for the Phlebotomy program should complete the Steps to Enroll.





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Recommended Sequence of Courses

Semester I
Credit Hours

ALHE 105

Medical Terminology*


ALMA 110

Medical Professional Issues*


ALMA 126

Fundamentals of Phlebotomy*


ALMA 157

Clinical Aspects of Patient Care*





Semester II

ALMA 155

Emergency Preparedness*


ALHT 170

Electronic Health Records*


ALMA 132

Phlebotomy Procedures*


ALMA 181

Patient Care in Practice*  (40 hour MINIMUM clinical rotation)





                      Total Certificate Credits     


 Courses marked with this symbol are approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. Additional courses may be eligible for transfer. Please visit the NCCC Registrar to learn more.  Visit Kansas Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation website for additional information.

* Signifies courses that are also applied towards the Medical Assistant certificate program.

Program Outcomes
1.    Demonstrate fundamental safety procedures.
2.    Explain and perform specimen collections.
3.    Process requisitions for tests performed in the laboratory.
4.    Identify the circulatory system.
5.    Explain and perform capillary punctures.
6.    Communicate effectively when instructing patients on procedures.
7.    Analyze legal and ethical concepts in healthcare and patient rights.
8.    Demonstrate patient preparation for procedure(s).