Frequently Asked Questions
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:
Submit a high school diploma, GED or equivalency; 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). There is an Application fee.
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.
What immunizations are required prior to Enrollment in MEDT A101 or MEDT A132?
- Immunity to rubella, rubeola, mumps and chicken pox confirmed by titer or current
- Immunity to hepatitis A and hepatitis B. Students must have started the immunization
series prior to enrolling the courses.
- Proof of one dose of Tdap as an adult followed by Td booster every ten years thereafter.
- Freedom from active tuberculosis, demonstrated by initial 2-step PPD followed by annual
PPD. If PPD is positive, proof of negative chest x-ray is required.