May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook

Pre-Medical Laboratory Technology Career Studies Certificate (G3 Eligible)

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CIP Code: 51.1004
Length: 2 Semesters

G3 Tuition Assistance


The purpose of the Career Studies Certificate (CSC) in Health Sciences with a Pre-Medical Laboratory Technology specialization is to prepare students for a competitive application to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Medical Laboratory Technology in association with Reynolds Community College with a majority of general education courses completed. A second purpose is to provide an occupational credential as a phlebotomist for employment while pursuing advanced education.

Occupational Objectives

This program is designed to prepare students to take the national certification examination in phlebotomy and become licensed to perform venipuncture procedures. This program prepares the student to pursue advanced certification as a phlebotomist and member of the medical laboratory team through additional education.

Gainful Employment

Phlebotomists are employed in all healthcare settings, wherever venipuncture procedures are required, both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the general admission requirements of the college, including all admission testing.

Program Requirements

Students who are required to perform clinical rotations in cooperating healthcare agencies must be willing and able to conform to all clinical requirements of participating clinical agencies, including but not limited to: criminal background investigation; drug screening; immunizations including seasonal influenza vaccines; Tuberculosis screening; employment verifications; and, successful completion of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification. (CPR certification must be the American Heart Association Certification for HealthCare Providers). Students are responsible for all costs associated with these requirements. It is the responsibility of the student to maintain current records throughout the program.  RCC uses a third-party vendor for all screenings and for the maintenance of documents.  Your instructor will provide you with all details to purchase this service, including deadlines for completion.


First Semester Total Credits: 14

Second Semester Total Credits: 15

Total Minimum Credits: 29

Note: Students applying to Reynolds for the AAS degree are advised to complete PHI 200 prior to application. The completion of the RCC Pre-Medical Laboratory Technology CSC and PHI 200 or PHI 220  will satisfy all prerequisites at Reynolds.

1 SDV 100  accepted if taken prior to entering the CSC Program.
2 MTH 154  or higher.
3 May replace with SOC 200  for PSY 200 .
4 CHM 111  (strongly encouraged) may replace with CHM 101 .
5 Any HLT or PED course will satisfy this requirement.

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