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Medical Laboratory Technician Certificate, Phlebotomy Option

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Program Description

This program is for phlebotomy trainees and professionals new to the medical laboratory technology field who need to rapidly acquire phlebotomy (the drawing of blood) skills, as well as acquire a comprehensive overview of the key areas of the clinical laboratory to include specimen processing.  The Phlebotomy program is approved through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Graduates with a phlebotomy certificate may apply for the National Phlebotomy Registry examination through the American Society of Clinical Pathology.

Admission to the Program

Procedures For Application

  1. All prospective Medical Laboratory Technician Phlebotomy students who have not been enrolled at TCC within the past year must complete an application for admission to the College and submit their high school transcripts, ACT scores, and previous college transcripts to the Metro Campus Student Completion Services office at 909 South Boston, Tulsa, OK 74119.  Incomplete submissions will not be considered for admission into the Phlebotomy program.  Admission to Tulsa Community College does not guarantee admission into the Medical Laboratory Technician Phlebotomy program.
  2. Applications for admission to the Phlebotomy program must be completed online at by:
  • July 1 for the fall semester
  • December 1 for the spring semester
  • March 1 for the summer semester

For more information, contact the Department of Allied Health office at (918) 595-7002.

  1. Eligible applicants to be interviewed for consideration for admission into the Medical Laboratory Technician Phlebotomy program will be notified by email.

Program Admission Requirements

An extensive criminal background check, including but  not limited to, a seven-year county of residence nationwide criminal history check, national sexual predator screening, Social Security check, and Medicare/Medicaid fraud screening is required by all clinical affiliates.  All Allied Health students participating in clinicals are required to complete these background checks, immunizations and a drug screening test by the Department of Allied Health office deadline prior to the first clinical rotation.  Any positive findings may be subject to review by the clinical affiliates and could prevent the student from completing clinical requirements.

Contact Information
Program Director
Andrew England
Additional Information Available

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Explain the health care delivery system.
  • Demonstrate accepted practices for infection control and safety.
  • Identify basic elements of anatomy and physiology in relation to major areas of the clinical laboratory.
  • Outline the importance of specimen collection and specimen integrity in the delivery of patient care.
  • Identify collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents.
  • Demonstrate successful venipunctures using proper operating procedures.
  • Perform requisitioning, specimen transport and specimen processing in a clinical setting.
  • Identify measures of quality assurance and quality control in phlebotomy.
  • Communicate effectively using medical terminology.


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Certificate Requirements

View a course plan of study on the Phlebotomy Certificate Program Map.  

Medical Laboratory Technology 5 hours

Courses must be taken concurrently and completed with a “C” or better for admission to the Medical Laboratory Technician program.

Total Credit Hours: 5

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