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Phlebotomy / Lab Assistant


ACM’s phlebotomy/laboratory assistant certificate program is a one-year, 31 credit hours program designed to provide you with a well-rounded understanding of the lab’s role in patient care. It prepares you to work effectively as part of team in clinics, urgent care centers, physicians’ offices and hospitals.

You’ll learn basic medical coding, basic laboratory procedures, essential healthcare professional skills, health record-keeping, medical terminology, and phlebotomy skills. Outside of the classroom, you’ll complete 100 hours of clinical training and 100 successful draws.

Upon coursework completion, you’ll be eligible to take the national certification test offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology and receive your Phlebotomy Technician certification (PBT/ASCP).

The ACM Phlebotomy/Laboratory Assistant certificate program is designated as a Health Manpower Shortage Program by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Maryland residents from counties other than Allegany County who register in this eligible program will be charged the out-of-county tuition rate. However, these students may be eligible to receive reimbursement for a portion of the cost difference between the in-county and out-of-county tuition rates. Funding availability for this program is based on funding from the state of Maryland and is thus subject to change each semester. Some restrictions apply. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

This program will begin with the Fall 2019 semester.

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