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Phlebotomy Curriculum

16 semester hours required

Course #

Course Name

HPRS 1206 Essentials of Medical Terminology 2
HPRS 2321 Medical Law and Ethics for Health Professionals 3
PLAB 1491 Special Topics in Phlebotomy 4
PLAB 1323 Phlebotomy 3
PLAB 1460 Clinical Phlebotomy 4


Program Notes

  • Phlebotomy Classes are held three times yearly: Summer, Fall, and Spring for a 16-week term.
  • Classes meet three days per week from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Once per week students must stay later to attend computer lab, and 5 times per semester students must come in at 8:00 a.m. to complete clinical simulations. Additional clinical assignments will be announced to satisfy course requirements.
  • After 8 weeks, students are assigned to off-campus clinicals in contracted hospitals, clinics, or laboratory collection centers for the remaining 8 weeks. Every attempt will be made to assign students to clinical sites of their choice from available sites, but this cannot be guaranteed.
  • All students who pass the course work in the Phlebotomy Curriculum earn a lifetime Phlebotomy Certificate. Students who obtain the ASCP or other national registry will be eligible for increased pay and prestige. Additional licensure is recommended, though not required.

Clinical Affiliates

Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, Clinical Pathology Laboratories, Faith Community Hospital, Family Clinic/Bridgeport, Glen Rose Medical Center, Graham Medical Associates, Graham Regional Medical Center, HCA Medical Plaza, THR Huguley Memorial Medical Center, JPS Health Network, Laboratory Corporation of America, Lake Granbury Medical Center, Palo Pinto General Hospital, Stephenville Medical and Surgical Clinic, Texas Health Resources, Weatherford OB/GYN, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Wise Medical and Surgical Clinic, Wise Regional Health Systems.

Outcomes for NAACLS Program

  • Graduation Rate for 2014 was 99.98%.
  • ASCP Certification: National Mean Score in 2014 was 516; Weatherford College Program Mean Score was 473.
  • Graduate Placement Rates for the academic year 2014-15 was 84%.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

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