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Alaska Career College

Programs Offered: Phlebotomy Technician Training Program

Location: 1415 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507-1033

The phlebotomy program offered at Alaska Career College has a curriculum that is designed to train students in all aspects of blood sample collection. Students will learn medical terminology, anatomy and physiology (as they pertain to phlebotomy), and they will also learn the specific skills that will be needed to work in a medical environment. These skills include: how to handle abnormal test results, how to receive and transport specimens properly, how to obtain pediatric collections, and why some of the most frequently ordered laboratory tests are needed.

In addition to classroom learning, students will also train in a modern laboratory simulating the facilities, equipment, and records that would be found in a medical environment. After successfully completing the training program, students are scheduled to sit for a national certification exam which will enable them to seek entry-level employment in a medical facility.

University of Alaska Anchorage

Programs Offered: Occupational Endorsement Certificate, Phlebotomist

Location: Medical Laboratory Science Allied Health Sciences (AHS 169) 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508-8371

At the University of Alaska at Anchorage, an Occupational Endorsement Certificate program is one that requires 29 or fewer credits to complete, and is listed on graduates’ transcripts. In order to be considered for acceptance into this program, you must have earned a high school diploma, GED (or at least 60 college level semester credits), and you must be at least 18 years of age.

Once enrolled in the program, students must earn a minimum grade of (C or higher or P) in the following three courses: MEDT A101 (Phlebotomy Procedures), MEDT A110 (Specimen Processing), and MEDT A195A (Phlebotomy Practicum). These courses total nine credits, and when successfully completed, graduates can sit for a national certification exam.

The curriculum of this program is designed to provide students with the scientific knowledge that they will need as a phlebotomist, and they will also learn the technical skills that will be necessary as they obtain and test samples in the field.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College

Programs Offered: Phlebotomy Training Program

Location: 604 Barnette Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701

The phlebotomy training program offered at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College is a one-year curriculum that meets accreditation guidelines for phlebotomy technician programs. Upon completing the training, graduates will receive a certificate and will then be eligible to sit for a national certification exam. The certificate program has a minimum requirement of 30-38 credits which can be completed in two courses. In order to be considered for this program, applicants must complete and submit a completed application packet. The contact information can be found on the school’s site, as well as the name of the professor that is in charge of the program.

In order to attend the program, applicants must also have current documentation for numerous immunizations, a list of which can be found on the site.