Mission and Purpose



Mission and Purpose

The purpose of the Phlebotomy Program at Tulsa Community College is to enable individuals to enter the health care community as registered Phlebotomists.

The Phlebotomy program endeavors to train individuals to technically and academically perform phlebotomy competently and to function as professionals on a health care team in attitude, ethics and appearances, always keeping patient care as the primary concern. The curriculum provides preparation in general theory and training in practical skills in those competencies consistent with the profession.

Upon successful completion of the Phlebotomy program, the student is eligible for a Certificate in Phlebotomy and qualified to take a national certification examination in order to become a registered phlebotomist.

The primary job market for graduates of the program will be the state of Oklahoma, although students may come from many locales and may practice nationwide. Job opportunities await the phlebotomist in hospitals, reference laboratories, clinics, physicians offices, blood centers and public health facilities.

Students may continue their education towards an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology from Tulsa Community College. Students wishing to continue their education should notify the Medical Laboratory Technology Program Director so that the academic curriculum can be incorporated into their present curriculum.

In keeping with the philosophy of Tulsa Community College, students learn a foundation of clinical judgment and problem solving skills as their initial step toward self education. The Phlebotomy Program has commitment to continued education and professional development of program graduates and other phlebotomists within the community.