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Phlebotomy Certificate of Completion Planning Guide

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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide provides in-depth information about the requirements for this certificate. Review this information with your advisor and develop a plan for completion. 

  • Click on “print degree planner”  for a print-friendly version of this planning guide.
  • The Class Schedule will tell you when classes are available this quarter. 
  • The Annual Schedule  can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

Program Description:

Shoreline Community College offers a short-term Certificate of Completion in Phlebotomy leading to entry level positions in the Phlebotomy field. Students interested in advancement are encouraged to enroll in a longer course of study to complete an Associate in Applied Arts and Science Degree (AAAS) in Medical Laboratory Technology  . Students interested in a four-year baccalaureate degree in Medical Technology should follow the Associate in Science Transfer (AS-T) planning guide  .

Certificate of Completion (13 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Program Prerequisites:

High school education or equivalent; ENGL 099 ; recommend EAP 099  or EAPAB 099  for non-native speakers. Students are required to submit an application. Admission to the Phlebotomy program is required to register for MLT classes.

Program Requirements

Second Quarter


* MLT 132 Phlebotomy Practicum  requires 160 hours in a clinical facility. To participate in the MLT 132 Phlebotomy Practicum , students must:

  1. Submit WA State Patrol Check (WATCH) form with application. Program acceptance pending no events posted.
  2. Vaccinations prior to practicum training second quarter:
    1. Hepatitis B vaccination series: Two vaccinations completed prior to phlebotomy laboratory courses first quarter. Third vaccination completed prior to second quarter practicum training or a positive titer.
    2. MMR x 2 or positive titer
    3. Tdap- current within in the last 10 years
    4. Two step PPD / TB skin tests
    5. Influenza- current for season
    6. Varicella x 2 - recommended and may be required by some training facilities or positive titer
  3. Documents:
    1. AHA BLS CPR- current certification
    2. Health Insurance - minimum required is for injury.
    3. AIDS/HIV Education certificate for 7 contact hours.
    4. WA state liability insurance included in registration for phlebotomy practicum course.
  4. Complete phlebotomy courses with a 2.0 grade or better.
  5. Receive instructor(s) permission and recommendation to proceed to practicum training.

Complete phlebotomy practicum training at an assigned clinical laboratory facility and meet additional facility requirements as required prior to practicum training..

Certification/WA State License Information:

Washington State MA-Phlebotomy licensure is required to work in the state. WA ST Healthcare Assistant (HCA) License:

Application packet:
You may need to copy and paste this URL to open.

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Certification as a Phlebotomy Technician, PBT (ASCP): https://www.ascp.org/content/Board-of-Certification


Optional courses that may be taken to enhance knowledge and skills include:

Certificate Completion

Students should automatically receive their Certificate after successful completion of all required courses. If you have not received your Certificate, please contact Jenifer Aydelotte in the office of Student Learning and Success at jaydelotte@shoreline.edu or 206-546-4719.

Program Advisor:

Sue Seegers
206-546-4710 sseegers@shoreline.edu Rm 2330

Program Information:

Length of Program: 13 Credits
Completion Award: Certificate of Completion
Enrollment: Fall or Spring
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $200
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
Website: www.shoreline.edu/phlebotomy


Phlebotomy-What is it?

Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood for analysis, donation or medical testing. Students in the Phlebotomy program learn the essentials of drawing blood, including blood collection equipment, safety and infection control, and specimen processing. Upon successful completion of didactic and student lab practice, students can register for a practicum training experience.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this certificate - by obtaining a grade point average of 2.0 or better for each individual course- should be able to:

  1. Understand the role of the phlebotomist in health care settings.
  2. Safely collect, process and store blood samples.
  3. Communicate and work effectively with a culturally diverse population.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Certificate in Phlebotomy?

Upon completion of the Phlebotomy program, students should have the knowledge and skills to work as Phlebotomists in a variety of health care settings. With a shortage of phlebotomists in the area, job prospects in the Puget Sound region are excellent. Salaries typically range from $10 to $14 per hour.

Potential employers include: Hospitals, medical clinics, blood banks, doctor’s offices, and medical laboratories. For more, please visit career information and resources at www.shoreline.edu/advising.

Bureau of Labor Statistics job summary for phlebotomists: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696



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