Phlebotomy Courses

Following is information for the phlebotomy courses offered by the Medical Laboratory Technology Program at Southeast Community College-Lincoln Campus, 8800 O Street.

MEDT 1100 Procedures in Phlebotomy

Course Name: Procedures in Phlebotomy
Course Number: MEDT1100
Credit Hours: 2.0 Semester Credit Hours (Lecture & Hands-on)

Course Description

Introduction to the principles and skills needed to safely perform venipuncture and capillary blood collection techniques and special collection procedures. Quality assurance procedures pertaining to collection and transport of specimens, laboratory safety, ethical and legal issues pertaining to phlebotomy, and anatomy and physiology of cardiovascular system included. Supervised instruction and experience in blood collection techniques in the lab.

Course Information

This course will introduce students to blood collection techniques. It provides a basic overview of the common techniques used to collect a blood specimen and exposes students to the medical laboratory.

The course will run in 8 week sessions. During the spring and fall semester there will be a course that runs the first 8 weeks of the semester and a course that runs the last 8 weeks of the semester. During the summer the course will run the entirety of the 8 week term.

The procedures in phlebotomy class is offered in the hybrid or face-to-face setting. In the hybrid course, the student is responsible for learning the theory based material through the resources provided via the college's learning management system. Students are required to come to campus one day per week for hands-on instruction of obtaining blood samples. You will practice drawing blood on your classmates and they will practice on you.

MEDT 1110 Advanced Phlebotomy

Course Name: Advanced Phlebotomy
Course Number: MEDT1110
Credit Hours: 4.0 Semester Credit Hours (Lecture & Hands-on)
Prerequisite: MEDT1100 Procedures in Phlebotomy (grade of a C, or higher)

Course Description

An advanced curriculum following Procedures in Phlebotomy. Further emphasis on the skills and safety procedures required to successfully perform blood collection techniques. Sample processing, waived laboratory testing, advanced sample collection requirements, introduction to requisitions, and basic medical terminology included. Supervised instruction and experience in collection techniques in the laboratory.

Course Information

This course will prepare students to take the Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) exam offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology. The course covers all content areas covered on the exam, including circulatory system, specimen collection, specimen handling, transport, and processing, waived and point-of-care testing, non-blood specimens, and laboratory operations. Students will receive advanced instruction in blood collection and will simulate sample collection scenarios.

The course will run 16 weeks. Students are required to come to campus one to two days per week, depending on the term, for hands-on instruction.

Course Offerings

Course day and time will vary each term. Find the current course times.

Course Requirements/Supplies

Exam Gloves Disposable, latex-free, poweder-free, vinyl-free (Available in SCC Bookstore)

Laboratory Coat Disposable (Available in SCC Bookstore)

Phlebotomy Textbook: Schaub-Di Lorenzo, Marjorie and Kind-Strasinger, Susan (2019). The Phlebotomy Textbook. F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA

PLEASE NOTE: Computer access is required for this class. Homework for the Procedures in Phlebotomy and Advanced Phlebotomy class will be completed and submitted using a computer. Computers are available for use on campus in the Learning Resource Center.

Course Cost

See the Current Tuition and Fees webpage

Other Information

The student who successfully completes the course may apply for an entry-level phlebotomy position. Proof of successfully completing the course can be obtained by printing off a copy of a Southeast Community College transcript or by requesting an official transcript via the transcript request service.

Information on Phlebotomy Certification

Certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology is optional.

The State of Nebraska does not require phlebotomists to be certified.

Certification by American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification as a phlebotomy technician requires high school graduation (or equivalent) AND completion of one year full time acceptable work experience as a phlebotomy technician in a CLIA regulated, accredited laboratory within the last five years. This experience must include venipunctures, skin punctures and orientation in a full service laboratory.

Please refer to ASCP Board of Certification to find more information on phlebotomy certification (PBT). Route 3 is the route our students would be eligible for after one year of full time experience as a phlebotomist.

To meet requirements for application to take the national ASCP Board of Certification examination, the applicant must have clinical experience in phlebotomy. The courses, MEDT1100 and MEDT1110, prepare the student who successfully completes them with entry level skills to apply for a phlebotomy position in an institution where phlebotomy is performed.