Diagnostic Technician Certificate Program

The pivotal course in the Diagnostic Technician Certificate Program is the Phlebotomy course. In order to apply for the Phlebotomy course you must attend an information session.

Note: You must be accepted into Phlebotomy before you will be able to apply for the Diagnostic Technician Program.

Information Sessions

Diagnostic Tech studentsAttendance to an information session is required for entry into the Diagnostic Technician Program (Phlebotomy course),  and are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, March 7, 9:30–11:00am
  • Wednesday, March 22, 5:00–6:30pm
  • Saturday, May 6, 9:00–10:30am

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Information Sessions start in the Admissions Office.

The Program

Accepted students must:

Those accepted into the Diagnostic Technician Program and planning to complete the entire certificate (all five courses) may apply for financial aid.

The other courses do not require attendance at an information session. Anyone can sign up for EKG, Medical Terminology and Human Communication at any time with the understanding that successful completion of Phlebotomy is probably most important to function as a Diagnostic Technician.


Fundamentals of Phlebotomy (DTC104PDF document) 6 credits

In order to continue onto DTC-204, Phlebotomy Practicum, a student must pass DTC-104 with a grade of 75% or better, successfully demonstrate skill proficiency and receive a faculty recommendation.    

Phlebotomy Practicum (DTC204PDF document)  2 credits

These courses are offered to prepare the student to function as a phlebotomist in a professional healthcare setting. Upon successful completion, the student will also be eligible to become nationally certified as a Phlebotomy Technician by taking the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Phlebotomy Certification Examination.

The other courses for the Diagnostic Technician Certificate Program include:

EKG Technician (DTC102PDF document)

A 2-credit course that prepares the student to function as a Cardiographic (EKG) Technician according to the criteria of the Cardiovascular Credentialing International. This course, which provides classroom and laboratory practice, prepares the student with entry-level competencies as an EKG technician. These skills can be used both in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Medical Terminology (BIT103PDF document)

Students receive a thorough grounding in the language of basic medical terminology through a study of root words, prefixes, and suffixes. (3 credits)

(This course is recommended to be taken concurrently or prior to admission.)

Human Communication (COM103PDF document)

Students learn those strategies and techniques to effectively communicate with other professionals and patients to facilitate the often stressful diagnostic experience. (3 credits)

Diagnostic Tech students

For additional information regarding the Diagnostic Technician program: 

Program Coordinator, Pauline Philie: 774.330.4489

Administrative Asst., Wendy Hammond:  774.330.4452