Phlebotomy and EKG Certificate

Students who complete the program are eligible to be certified by the American Medical Technologists (AMT) as a Phlebotomy Technician. EKG technologist will complete heart testing which can then be read by a physician. The phlebotomist will be able to draw blood and obtain samples of other body fluids to be processed by a laboratory.

North Central State College partners with the Madison Adult Career Center to provide this medical certification. This certificate can be applied towards a Health Services Technology Associate Degree.

The Phlebotomy and EKG program is offered through Madison Adult Career Center as a FLEX program and DOES NOT follow the College’s calendar. The course of study consists of 4 courses, PHLB 1110-30, PHLB 1210-30, PHLB 1250-30, and ELKG 1110-30. The student MUST sign up for all four courses to complete the program.

Note: These courses are FLEX courses and DO NOT follow the semester calendar.

Required Courses

Courses

ELKG 1110 - Electrocardiographic (EKG) Technician

This course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills to perform an electrocardiogram (EKG). It also introduces basic cardiac arrhythmias and medications used to treat them. After completion of the course, students are eligible to take a national certification exam. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4
Required Concurrent Course: Take PHLB 1110, PHLB 1210 and PHLB 1250

PHLB 1110 - Phlebotomy

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of phlebotomy using a variety of blood collection techniques. Laboratory procedures include venipuncture and skin puncture techniques. Students will correlate particular laboratory tests with specific color-coding for collection tubes. The course will specialize in the issues and trends in health care, including ethics and law, government regulations, professional development, employment opportunities, interviewing techniques, resume writing and job seeking skills. The course includes discussion of practicum experiences. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 3
Required Concurrent Course: Take PHLB 1210 and ELKG 1110

PHLB 1210 - Phlebotomy Directed Practice

This course specializes in the practice of phlebotomy procedures as performed by students in the clinical laboratory or associated facilities, with practical application of phlebotomy techniques learned in PHLB 1110 - Phlebotomy. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 12

PHLB 1250 - Phlebotomy Seminar

This seminar course specializes in the issues and trends in health care, including ethics and law, government regulations, professional development, employment opportunities, interviewing techniques, resume writing, and job seeking skills. This course is concurrent with PHLB 1210 - Phlebotomy Directed Practice The course includes discussion of practicum experiences. This course is a flex course and may not follow the regular College calendar. The scheduled dates and times vary throughout the year. The course is taught off campus. Semesters available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 1
Required Concurrent Course: Take PHLB 1110 and PHLB 1210

Total Credit Hours: 9