AHEL 110 Introduction to Phlebotomy • 5 Cr.


Covers basic responsibilities and skills for phlebotomy. Includes venipuncture techniques and safety with laboratory equipment. Suitable for individuals with limited health care experience interested in venipuncture. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Completion of AHE 100, 110, 120 and HLTH 145 with a C or better at BC, or permission of Program Chair. Recommended: First 2 of 3 Hepatitis B vaccinations.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify key features of anatomy and physiology. 
  • Correctly use medical terminology of the blood and circulatory system. 
  • Consistently use appropriate safety measures and Universal Precautions in phlebotomy settings. 
  • Competently perform all skills associated with blood collection techniques. 
  • Apply correct labeling and documentation methods for specimen transport. 
  • Describe appropriate phlebotomy techniques, equipment, complications, and procedures. 
  • Identify methods of complication resolution and quality control for phlebotomy setting.