Phlebotomy Syllabus for 2021-2022
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PLAB-1223-001 Phlebotomy


Course Description

Skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. Includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture and specimen collection on adults, children and infants. Emphasis on infection prevention, patient identification, specimen labeling, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics and medical terminology.

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Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:

Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

Melodie Graves
Justice Involved Advocate
Student Service Center 117
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You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.


(2 sem hrs; 2 lec, 1 lab)

Class Type


Syllabus Information


Phlebotomy Essentials by McCall 7e Bundle: Textbook, Workbook and Exam Review,  copyright 2020, 
ISBN# 9781284206364


Supplies include the following:

  • Textbook, Author's Workbook and lab manual
  • Computer
  • Internet access
  • Moisture/fluid resistant lab coat
  • Sharpies
  • Pens/pencils/paper

Student Performance


Demonstrate infection control and safety practices; describe quality assurance as it relates to specimen collection; explain the role of specimen collection in the overall patient care system; identify collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary, and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents; demonstrate venipuncture and capillary puncture techniques on adults, children, and infants; and explain requisitioning, transport and processing.

Specific learning objectives for each section and each laboratory exercise are distributed as part of the lecture/lab handouts.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

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If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

Academic dishonesty shall constitute a violation of the college rules and regulations and is punishable as prescribed by Amarillo College Board policies. Academic dishonesty shall include, but is not limited to, cheating on a test/quiz/assignment, plagiarism, and collusion. Cheating shall include:

  • Copying from another student's test/assignment paper.
  • Using test materials not authorized by the person administering the test/assignment (ex: notes, books, etc).
  • Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test/assignment without permission from the test/assignment administrator/instructor.
  • Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, or soliciting, in whole or in part, the contents of an administered/unadministered test/assignment.
  • The unauthorized transporting or removal, in whole or in part, of the contents of the administered/unadministered test/assignment.
  • Substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for one's self, to take a test/assignment.
  • Bribing another person to obtain an administered/unadministered test/assignment or information about an administered/unadministered test/assignment.

Plagiarismshall be defined as the appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another's work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one's own written work.

Cellular telephones are disruptive during lecture and lab sessions. Cell phones should be turned-off during class time.  If the student anticipates an emergency during class time, they should leave the number for the Student Services Office with their contact. The number is 371-5300.

 Text/Instant Messaging is NOT permitted when lectures and labs are in session.  It is disruptive and disrespectful to fellow students and the course instructor. Students who are caught engaging in either of these will be subject to disciplinary action including, but not limited to:

  1. Being asked to leave class for the remainder of the day
  2. Mandatory conference with the Assistant Dean of Career and Technical Programs
  3. Conference with the Dean of Students and a permanent entry in the student's official program record

    The ONLY exception that will be made is if the student has discussed the situation with their instructor beforehand, and ONLY for emergency purposes.

If a student is having a problem with the course policies or the instructor, he or she should first try and resolve any such problems through the instructor. If the problem is not resolved, the student may proceed to the Program Director, the Dean of Health Sciences, Vice President of of Academic Affairs, and the College President, IN THAT ORDER.

Grading Criteria

The course components will be distributed as follows:
Lecture = 90% of the total grade
Chapter exams = 50%of Lecture grade
Tubelist Quizzes = 40% of lecture grade
Lab = 5% of the total grade
Attendance = 5% of the total grade
The grading scale used for this course is as follows:

A = 90.0% - 100.0% of the total points possible for this course

B = 80.0% - 89.9% of the total points possible for this course

C = 70.0% - 79.9% of the total points possible for this course

F = 69.9% or less of the total points possible for this course  NOTE: A grade of 'D' is not possible.

Students must maintain a 75% average in all the course components in order to be able to continue to the clinical portion of this course.  If a student makes lower than a 75% on a quiz or exam they will be required to participate in tutoring.


The grade for this course will be made up of Chapter exams that will be given either in class, in the success center computer lab, or at home using Respondus Monitor.   Along with tubeslist quizzes, labs and lab study questions as well as attendance. 


Regular attendance is necessary for satisfactory achievement. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to attend class. 90% attendance is required to successfully complete this course.  Attendance also includes arriving late and leaving early. 90% means you can only miss 1 class day. 


Board Exam will be taken at Pearson Vue,

Pearson Professional Centers-Amarillo TX

1616 S Kentucky
Suite C305
Amarillo, Texas 79102
United States





  • Enter code in box at right hand column below log in, you will receive your code after EVERYONE has met with Kim.
  • Make an account using any ACCESSIBLE email and password. It is nearly impossible to recover the wrong email, your password can be reset though.
  • Take 2 exams per week, show me screen shot, picture, or phone or laptop of homescreen showing your completed exams every week for class time.

CLASS MEETS MONDAYS 9-10AM STARTING 5/17, all 4 weekly exams are due then.


Additional Information

Kari Lopez- 

Office hours- by appt, schedule only. Contact Mrs. Lopez for availability.

Syllabus Created on:

01/20/21 12:15 PM

Last Edited on:

05/10/21 11:08 AM