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Phlebotomist, OEC

Program Overview

The UAA Phlebotomy program prepares students to seek work as a Phlebotomist.  We offer a nine (9) credit Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC).  The Phlebotomist program typically starts every Summer and Fall semester and takes two semesters of part-time enrollment to complete. Students are eligible to sit for national certification examinations in phlebotomy after completion of MEDT A195A.

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Program Highlights

  • Can be completed in two semesters of part-time enrollment
  • Summer and Fall Starts only (starting Fall 2018)
  • Distance-delivered option available contingent on approved clinical site.

What is a Phlebotomist?

A phlebotomist obtains blood and other samples for laboratory testing. They establish professional relationships with their patients, collect and prepare specimens, maintain collection areas and equipment, and perform record keeping duties.  

Distance Delivered Option

The Phlebotomist OEC is offered on campus and by distance delivery.  Students enrolling in the courses offered by distance delivery must reside outside of Anchorage, Eagle River, and the Mat-Su Valley.  Students are responsible for locating and making arrangements with a mentoring facility to complete the laboratory portion of distance classes. The UAA Phlebotomy Program may be able to help identify and suggest appropriate clinical sites, and will need to establish a Memorandum of Agreement with the site and the University before approval can be given.