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About the Program

Complete Green River's MA-Phlebotomy program in one quarter, then immediately start your entry-level, living-wage healthcare career.

This certificate prepares students with the knowledge, experience, exposure and confidence to collect blood from patients. The coursework includes basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, ethical, legal and regulatory issues, safety measures, infection control, special collections, how to avoid errors, and successful blood collection and transfer of blood specimens in our current industry. 

  • One quarter curriculum
  • Students will be eligible to take the national board exam upon satisfactory completion of this program
  • Job variety and stability
  • Academic Support
  • Provides experience in the medical field that can further your career

Job Duties

Typical job duties for a phlebotomist include:

  • Greeting patients and explaining the blood drawing process to them.
  • Performing venipuncture, which involves locating and accessing a patient's vein with a needle to draw blood.
  • Using proper techniques to ensure a successful and relatively painless blood draw.
  • Collecting blood specimens in appropriate containers, ensuring accurate labeling and documentation.
  • Adhering to infection control protocols to prevent the spread of infections.
  • Maintaining and sterilizing phlebotomy equipment, including needles, tubes, and other tools.
  • Following established protocols and guidelines to ensure accurate and reliable test results.

Program Courses

HEALTH 127 - Safety, Basic Life Support and Infection Control - Credits: 2
PHLEB 102 - Medical Assistant Phlebotomy Laboratory - Credits: 3
PHLEB 104 - Medical Assistant Phlebotomy - Credits: 3

Information Sessions & Workshops

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Academic Support 

I-Best Students please contact the
The Master Achiever Center
Student Affairs Building, SA-270

Open Doors Students please visit
Rutowski Learning Center (RLC), room 127
Call: 253-333-4968
Text: 253-740-5861

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The Green River College Practical Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

The Green River College Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.