This certificate prepares students to function in a variety of settings assisting with diagnostic testing including phlebotomy and EKG. The additional courses provide students with the vocabulary and communication skills to work with the public in the health care setting.
Graduates are eligible to take the national credentialing exams in Phlebotomy and EKG.
The pivotal course in the Diagnostic Technician Certificate is Fundamentals of Phlebotomy (DTC104). Due to the very limited number of seats (12) in the Phlebotomy courses, students are advised to complete the other three courses before taking Phlebotomy. In order to apply for the Fundamentals of Phlebotomy course, you must attend an information session.
NOTE: To matriculate into this program, you must attend a Diagnostic Technician or Health Science Information Session.Apply Request Info
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*It is recommended that students take BIT103 Medical Terminology prior to admission into the Diagnostic Technician Certificate program or they may take it concurrently with DTC104 once they are admitted.
In order to be eligible for and successfully complete the Diagnostic Technician Program, certain physical and behavioral standards are required as part of the program and clinical/lab experience. These technical standards have been developed using the U.S. Department of Labor's skills and abilities for those working in a medical setting. Some cooperative work experience opportunities may have additional requirements beyond the technical standards listed here and requirements may vary by agency. Students must satisfy the program’s technical standards and the individual agency requirements before a clinical assignment is approved.
These technical standards are established in accordance with the Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act. All students must be able to satisfy these standards with or without a reasonable accommodation. These include:
Communication (Verbal and Non-Verbal)
Physical Strength (Gross Motor Control)
Manual Dexterity (Fine Motor Movement)
Upon successful completion of the Diagnostic Technician certificate, students are able to:
This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.
Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.
Pauline Philie, Coordinator
Marybeth St. George