EKG & Phlebotomy Technician – Certificate
The Certificate in EKG & Phlebotomy program is designed to prepare the graduate for an entry-level position in a physician’s office or medical clinic. The program emphasizes the development of clinical skills to train students for a career assisting healthcare professionals as a Phlebotomist and/or Electrocardiogram Technician.
Students learn not only in the classroom, but also in a laboratory which simulates the facilities, equipment, and records found in clinical areas of ambulatory care centers. Safety measures, proper technique, and patient care will be covered. In addition to classroom and lab instruction, students spend the last 180 hours of their program at an externship site, where, under supervision, they experience firsthand the working environment they are preparing to enter. Certain vaccines may be required for externship and employment. Applicants to the program are encouraged to discuss any health issues with an admission officer.
Upon completion of the Certificate in EKG & Phlebotomy at Pioneer Pacific College, the graduate will be expected to:
- Function as a member of the healthcare delivery team.
- Apply competent patient care while fulfilling laboratory and administrative duties as an entry-level assistant to healthcare professionals.
- Draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research.
- Apply knowledge of patient care and record keeping in the performance of electrocardiograms.
- Assist with basic charting and record keeping functions in medical administrative settings.
Students may be required to pass a criminal background check and/or pass drug screenings in order to become employed in the healthcare industry. Individuals with criminal backgrounds may have difficulty securing employment in the field. Prior to enrolling in this program, students should research what future employers require in order to determine how this may affect their chances of becoming employed.
“My favorite part was doing phlebotomy... it’s more hands-on and easier for me to learn that way.“Norma Mejia, Medical Assisting w/ Limited X-ray Graduate