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Phlebotomy Certificate Program

Nancy Beamon,
Director, MLT/HT Programs
Building J, Room 256
Phone: (229) 317-6846
Fax: (229) 317-6682

Application Packet

Does “responsible” and “dependable” describe you? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Phlebotomists work directly with patients. Phlebotomists are responsible for the collection of blood samples from the patient to be used for laboratory testing. Phlebotomists must also be accurate, work well under pressure and communicate effectively.

Darton College Education Requirement:

Completion of a structured two-part Phlebotomy Program including classroom training and 200 clock hours of clinical training requiring laboratory orientation, and a minimum performance of 100 successful venipunctures and 25 successful skin punctures.

Professional Courses:

PHLE 1101 (Introduction to Phlebotomy) & PHLE 1102 (Clinical Phlebotomy II). The Phlebotomy I course is offered on the Darton College campus. Students must have access to a computer and the internet in order to access supplemental course information, discussions and email communications.

Proof of HBV Immunizations:

Proof of Hepatitis B Immunizations is required of all program participants. Documentation must be supplied to the program director and/or instructor and made available to the clinical affiliate upon request.

Background Checks Required:

The hospitals associated with our clinical education program require background checks on incoming students to insure the safety of patients treated by students in the program. You will be required to order your background check from PreCheck.com within a week of registration for the PHLE 1101 class. PreCheck has been selected by Darton College to perform the background checks on all allied health students. PreCheck,Inc. is a firm specializing in background checks for healthcare workers. Once you enroll in PHLE 1101, go to www.PreCheck.com and click on the StudentCheck link then click on the Student button. Complete the required fields, agree to the terms of Service, and click on Submit. Your enrollment in the PHLE1101 class includes the fee for the background check.

Phlebotomy Student Handbook:

Program policies are published in the Darton College Phlebotomy Student Handbook All students are required to review the policies and procedures of the Phlebotomy Student Handbook and sign acknowledgements of its contents.

Phlebotomy Certificate Curriculum:

Fall Semester
PHLE 1101 Phlebotomy I 2 credits
Spring Semester
PHLE 1102 Clinical Phlebotomy II 4 credits
Total 6 credits


ASCP Certification
ASCP Career Center

Admission Requirements:

Additional requirements:

Students are required to have a physical exam completed by a licensed medical professional. The exam is based on satisfactorily completing or demonstrating the following skills:

Note: Phlebotomists are on their feet for long hours and must have personal mobility sufficient to go from patient to patient and room to room quickly in the performance of their duties. Phlebotomists must also be able to carry light loads of up to 25 pounds.

Contact Information:

Department Phone Number Email
Admissions (229) 317-6740 susan.bowen@darton.edu
Allied Health Division (229) 317-6900 stacey.marshall@darton.edu
Financial Aid (229) 317-6746 martha.whittle@darton.edu
Phlebotomy (229) 317-6846 nancy.beamon@darton.edu

Drug Screening:

Students may be required to submit to a drug screen prior to clinical placement and are subject to random drug screens during clinical assignments. Drug screens are at the expense of the student and may be used to determine eligibility for participation in program activities. For additional information refer to the appropriate section in the Darton College Catalog.

The Health Sciences department is responsible for the information on this page.
To inquire about the Phlebotomy Certificate program, please contact Email: Nancy Beamon.
For questions regarding content, or for further information, please contact Email: Elaine Hambric.

Last Update: June 20, 2016 5:35 PM

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