Phlebotomy Practicum

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Phlebotomy Practicum provides an opportunity for students to apply fundamental Phlebotomy and specimen processing skills in a clinical laboratory or healthcare environment, learn advanced procedures in a real-work setting, and connect students to employment opportunities.

This is a Fast Track Certificate, which can be completed in two semesters or less.


Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Degree Type
Certificate of Competency (CCT)
Academic Plan
Phlebotomy Practicum (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total Clock Hours Required
Effective Term
Fall 2023
Admissions criteria

1. Background check requirements: Admission to an Allied Health program requires that students be in compliance with the Maricopa County Community College District Background Check Standards. Upon conditional program enrollment, the student must comply with all requirements of the MCCCD Background Check Policy.

2. Clinical health and safety requirements must be met. Upon conditional program enrollment, the student must comply with all requirements of the MCCCD Clinical Health and Safety Policy.

3. Inability to comply with background check requirements and/or clinical health and safety requirements at the start of classes may result in cancellation of enrollment.

4. 18 years of age to enroll.


This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

What You'll Learn
  • Apply strategies in preparing for a Certified Pharmacy Technician examination. (PLC122)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician in retail, hospital, and institutional settings. (PLC122)
  • Perform mathematical calculations for dosage determinations and solution preparations. (PLC122)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of legal, regulatory, professional, and ethical standards applicable to the role of pharmacy technicians. (PLC122)
  • Demonstrate proficiency with brand and generic drug names, appearance, manufacturer, dosage forms(s), and route of administration for at least the top 200 drugs. (PLC122)
  • Assess a prescription for completeness, accuracy, and authenticity to ensure patient safety. (PLC122)
  • Identify proper customer service procedures related to professional communication, appearance, and knowledge of allowed duties when working under a licensed pharmacist in a variety of settings. (PLC122)
Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleClock Hours
PLC111or PLB111 with grade C or better, or program manager’s approval.
Required courses
Course #Course TitleClock Hours
Clock Hours:120
PHC122Phlebotomy Practicum (120)

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