What is an OEC?

Occupational Endorsement Certificates (OECs) are certificates requiring 29 or fewer credits to complete. These certificates provide the specialized knowledge and skills needed in specific employment sectors. OECs are noted on transcripts. To qualify for admission to an occupational endorsement certificate program a student must either: Have earned a high school diploma, GED, or at least 60 college level semester credits; or be 18 years of age or older and have participated in UAA's Ability to Benefit Process (see UAA Catalog for details).

How does the distance Phlebotomy Program work?

Students outside of the Anchorage may be eligible to enroll in a distance-delivered program.  Students enrolled in the distance-delivered phlebotomy program learn classroom-based materials online using UAA's course management system, Blackboard.  In addition to classroom material, students must also arrange a clinical mentor in their community to learn and test for the practical components of the course.

Can I take all three required courses at once?

No. Students typically take three semesters to complete the program.