The Phlebotomy Program prepares students to draw blood by
venipuncture and capillary puncture. Students are taught
safe and efficient work practices in obtaining adequate and
correct blood specimens, labeling specimens and transporting
specimens correctly to the appropriate laboratory sections.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for HIV/AIDS,
Hepatitis B and other diseases are stressed..
Daytime and evening classes are offered and the program can
be completed in one semester. Courses begin in August,
January and May and are offered on the Medical and
Homestead Campuses of Miami Dade College.
Students applying to the Phlebotomy Program must complete
the Test of Adult Basic Education (T.A.B.E.). The Testing
Department at the Medical Campus is located in room
1303. Please call the Testing Department at 305-237-4375 for
a testing schedule or contact any of the Testing Departments
at any of the MDC campuses for their testing schedule.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
Students who have earned an A.A., A.S., or higher degree or
have passed the C.P.T. on their first attempt are exempt
from the T.A.B.E. Test.
For the Phlebotomy Program the scores that are required are:
READING - 10.0
MATH - 9.0
LANGUAGE - 10.0
To be eligible for admission to the Phlebotomy Program at
the Medical Campus, you must meet these criteria.
Complete a Miami Dade College
MDC) Application for Admission or Readmission to Vocational
Credit Courses and Programs and submit to the Admissions
Office at the Medical Campus (Room 1203) or at any
Web at www.mdc.edu.
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Request former school and/or
non-MDC Colleges to forward transcripts (including
high-school and degree) to the Admissions Office, before the
admission review deadline.
Complete the Test of Adult Basic
Education (TABE) in the Testing Department (Room 1303) or
any Testing Department at MDC campuses. Call 305-237-4275
for a testing schedule. Students who have earned an
Associate degree or higher, or who have passed the C.P.T. on
their first attempt, are exempted from the T.A.B.E. Test.
Visit the Vocational Certificate
Student Resource Center (VCSRC) to complete the following
Have your TABE score report or a
copy of a non-MDC score report or a copy of a non-MDC score
report evaluated for meeting program admission requirements.
Receive advisement regarding
T.A.B.E. exemption , course requirements, career choices,
and course selections.
l Submit evidence of previously
earned academic/technical healthcare certifications and
experience to receive credits for HSC 0001.
Complete an Application for
Or, call 305-237-4374 for more
information and program/admission advisement from an advisor
in the (VCSRC) in Room 2104.
Completion of this checklist
alone does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Students are selected on a competitive basis
In keeping with its mission and
goals, and in compliance with Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with
Disabilities Act, the Medical Campus promotes an
environment of respect and support for persons with
disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations. The
definition of individuals with disabilities are those who
currently have, have a record of having, or are regarded as
having a physical or mental impairment that substantially
limits one or more major life activity. Major life
activities include caring for oneself, performing manual
tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, breathing, and working.
Individuals applying for admission, progression to clinical
courses, and graduation from a program in Nursing and Allied
Health Technologies must be able to meet the physical and
emotional requirements of the academic program. In addition,
students admitted to the programs in Nursing and Allied
Health Technologies must possess the following qualities:
The emotional maturity and
stability to approach highly stressful human situations in a
calm and rational manner.
The ability to make clinical
judgment using critical thinking.
The ability to adhere to ethical
standards of conducts as well as applicable state and
The ability to provide effective
written, oral, nonverbal communication with patients and
their families, colleagues, health care providers, and the
An individual who poses a direct
threat to the health or safety of others or themselves may
be denied admission, progression or graduation. The
college's determination that a person poses a direct threat
will be based on an individualized assessment that relies on
current medical evidence or on the best available evidence
to assess the nature, duration, and severity of the risk and
the probability that the potential injury will actually
In order to fulfill the requirements of the Phlebotomy
program at Miami Dade College, students must be able to meet
the following physical guidelines, which are based on job
description from area hospitals.
Strength: Perform with or
without reasonable accommodations. Manipulate equipment
weighing approximately 25 pounds.
Manual Dexterity: Perform
detailed, delicate, and difficult manipulative skilled tasks
such as phlebotomy, pipetting, preparing and reading a
microscope, and handling of test tubes.
Coordination: Move between
diverse hospital areas within a reasonable time frame so as
not to compromise patient care. Wear protective clothing and
Visual Discrimination: See
objects closely. Discriminate colors in tasks such as
reading microscope slides.
Mental Ability: Follow oral and
written instructions correctly.
8.0 CREDITS (240.0 CONTACT HOURS)
REQUIRED COURSES Vocational Credits
|| Introduction to Health Care
|| Phlebotomy Theory
|| Practical Aspects of Phlebotomy
|| Phlebotomy Practicum
|Vocational credits require 30 hours of class time for each credit.
credits require 30 hours of class time for each credit.
The approximate program cost is $600, including books,
uniforms, laboratory and other fees.
Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools (SACS). This program meets the
requirements for the American Medical Technologist (AMT)
certification examination for Registered Phlebotomy
No licensure required in the state of Florida at this time,
but it is strongly advised that graduates sit for the national
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