Phlebotomy Technician – Skill Set

The Phlebotomy Technician Skill Set prepares students for professional certification and employment in a variety of settings, such as medical offices, hospitals, or medical and diagnostic laboratories. Students may also choose to use this as a building block to enhance the skills that will be learned in another allied health or nursing degree or to add to an already completed degree.

Prerequisite requirements: ENG 085 or higher. MAT 020 or higher.

Program Requirements

Minimum credits 10
Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0
Minimum grade in all courses 2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits 10


Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
HOC 150 Electronic Health Records Specialist 3 ENG 085 and MAT 020 or Higher, CIS 095

This course provides students with skills necessary to work with Electronic Health Records. This course is ideal for those currently working in the health field or those looking to enter into a health-related program who are hoping to learn more about key concepts and the use of Electronic Health Records in the medical setting. Topics include the cost and needs to consider when implementing an EHR system, how to utilize an EHR system to meet government requirements and medical practice needs, and practical application of various EHR tasks. The course will also cover basic medical terminology and basic medical coding principles. Students who complete this course with a passing grade will be eligible to sit for the Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist exam.

MOA 112 Medical Law and Ethics 3 CIS 095* and ENG 090*

Principles and concepts of medical law and bioethics, as well as an overview of health care financing through third party payers are the main focus of this course. Topics include: medical practice management, medical law, liability and malpractice prevention, health information management, HIPAA and confidentiality of patient information, employment practices, consent, billing collections, insurance and government healthcare programs, codes of ethics and contemporary bioethical issues.


Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
HOC 145 Phlebotomy Technician 4 ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

This course will prepare students for performing phlebotomy procedures in a variety of healthcare settings. Students will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the phlebotomist which will include infection control procedures, legal and ethics issues, working with special populations and situations, and proper specimen collection and handling procedures. The focus will be on performing venipuncture and capillary procedures properly to obtain specimens for various laboratory testing.


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