Phlebotomy (PHB120)

Fundamentals of Clinical Laboratory Phlebotomy (PHB120) is taught at the Hopkinsville campus each fall and spring semester. It is worth 6 college credit hours. Financial aid may be available

Fundamental techniques of areas of the clinical laboratory appropriate to the phlebotomist are introduced. Included is a study of medical ethics, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, professional organizations, communication, record keeping, specimen collection, chain of custody, laboratory safety, and quality control.

Documentation of the following must be submitted to instructor:

  • Varicella immunization or titer - within past 10 years
  • Hepatitis B series or titer - within past 10 years
  • Negative 2-step TB skin test (requires 2 separate placements with readings) - within past 1 year
  • Rubeola and rubella immunizations or titer (MMR) - within past 10 years
  • Tetanus immunization - within past 10 years
  • CPR certification - American Heart Association BLS Provider 
  • Liability insurance ($11 fee assessed at time of registration)
  • Background Check $35-60 (Certain items on the background check may affect your ability to attend clinical.  Please contact the Nursing Department for further information.)

This course has a strict classroom and clinical attendance policy.

In addition to regular class meeting time, students will complete approximately 100-125 clinical hours OUTSIDE of class at a facility with whom HCC has a contractual agreement. The course instructor will work with students to schedule these clinical hours.

There will be activities and meetings held outside the classroom and possibly at times other than scheduled class times.  These activities are mandatory and you must attend.

After successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to sit for the phlebotomy certification exam by one of several national credentialing organizations.

Questions? Call (270)707-3840 or (270)707-3858