The Phlebotomy + ECG Program at ANU is a great addition to any healthcare career that may be required to perform the tasks of a phlebotomist and/or ECG technician. The lecture and lab courses of this program are completed 100% online with the aid of advanced electronic phlebotomy and ECG simulators. You’ll complete the hands-on portion of your education in an externship through a local doctor’s office or clinic.
PHLEBOTOMY AND ECG TECHNICIAN DIPLOMA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Students entering the diploma program in Phlebotomy and ECG Technician must have either:
A. Completed an academic associate degree in any academic major from an accredited institution with a 2.5 CGPA or above on all classes attempted. No grade in the prior program in English grammar, structure, or writing including composition) may be below a ‘C’ letter grade. Any grades in those subjects below a ‘C’ would require successful completion of the
placement exam for English prior to acceptance into the certificate program.
B. Completed a bachelor’s degree in any major from an accredited institution; and ENG102 English Composition or the equivalent.
In this program you will learn how to draw blood from patients, perform diagnostic tests to assess a patient’s heart rhythm, and rate and record the electrocardiogram (ECG).
The Phlebotomist + ECG program prepares students to sit for the Phlebotomy Technician Certification (PTC) and the EKG Technician Certification (ETC) administered by the American Medical Certification Association. With preparation for these certifications and hands-on experience in labs and externships, students in this program gain the knowledge and real-world experience needed to succeed in this career.
Your Learning Experience
As a student in the Phlebotomy/ECG Program you will learn how to:
Perform basic phlebotomy procedures, including: drawing blood, proper disposal of needles and containers, maintaining a sterile environment, etc.
Perform an electrocardiogram (ECG) and interpret cardiac rhythms and dysrhythmias
Conduct patient interviews and take vital signs
Adhere to the safety standards and ethical practices as a Phlebotomist within a healthcare facility
Phlebotomists are in high demand, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 23% growth rate between 2018-2028! This program prepares students for entry level work in the medical field and provides an excellent basis for advancement to associate’s degrees in health science, such as medical assisting.
Progressing in Her Medical Career
ANU graduate Kala Day takes advantage of ANU’s progressive learning format as she works her way up in the medical field.