CATALOG: Pre-Medical Laboratory Technology Career Studies Certificate

Length: 2 Semesters

The purpose of the Career Studies Certificate (CSC) in Health Sciences with a Pre-Medical Laboratory Technology specialization is to prepare students for competitive application to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Medical Laboratory Technology in association with Reynolds Community College with a majority of general education courses completed. A second purpose is to provide an occupational credential as a phlebotomist for employment while pursuing advanced education.

Occupational Objectives
This program is designed to prepare students to take the national certification examination in phlebotomy and become licensed to perform venipuncture procedures. This program prepares the student to pursue advanced certification as a phlebotomist and member of the medical laboratory team through additional education.

Gainful Employment
Phlebotomists are employed in all healthcare settings, where ever venipuncture procedures are required, both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Admission Requirements
Students must meet the general admission requirements of the college including all admission testing.

Program Requirements

Students who are required to perform clinical rotations in cooperating healthcare agencies  must be willing and able to conform to all clinical requirements of participating clinical agencies, including but not limited to: criminal background investigation; drug screening; immunizations including seasonal influenza vaccines; Tuberculosis screening; employment verifications; and, successful completion of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification. (CPR certification must be the American Heart Association Certification for HealthCare Providers). Students are responsible for all costs associated with these requirements. It is the responsibility of the student to maintain current records throughout the program.  RCC uses a third party vendor for all screenings and for maintenance of documents.  Your instructor will provide you with all details to purchase this service, including deadlines for completion.



First Semester
Course # Title Lecture Lab Credit
SDV 101 Orientation to Health Sciences 1 1 0 1
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning2 3 0 3
BIO 101 General Biology I 3 3 4
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3 3 0 3
  Semester Total 13 3 14
Second Semester
Course # Title Lecture Lab Credit
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I 4 3 3 4
PED 117 Fitness Walking 5 0 2 1
MDL 105 Phlebotomy 2 3 3
MDL 106 Clinical Phlebotomy 2 6 4
  Semester Total 10 14 15
Total Minimum Credits: 29 Note: Students applying to Reynolds for the AAS degree are advised to complete PHI 200 prior to application. The completion of the RCC Pre-Medical Laboratory Technology CSC and PHI 200 will satisfy all prerequisites at Reynolds. 1 SDV 100 accepted if taken prior to entering the CSC Program. 2 Math 154 or higher. 3 May replace with SOC 200 for PSY 200. 4 CHM 111 (strongly encouraged) may replace with CHM 101.

Last modified on 01-21-2020