Medical Investigations/Phlebotomy

About the Class

  • 1 year program
  • Grades 10, 11, 12
  • 2 hour block 2.0 credit / year
  • Recommended Courses: 2 years English, Math and Science

Course Description

Medical Investigations/Phlebotomy is a yearlong course. This program will provide students with an explorative path into diagnostic health careers with an emphasis on clinical (laboratory) skills and procedures. Examples of skills include microbiology (growing and identifying bacteria), operating a compound microscope, micro-pipetting, hematology (ABO blood typing, blood cell identification), anatomy & physiology, and medical terminology. In addition, through The Kaduceus Program, students will be provided with an opportunity to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT). The CPT credential covers the following content: safety and compliance, routine blood collections, special collections, processing, and fundamental core knowledge for a CPT technician (communication and legal/HIPAA issues). To be eligible to take the CPT certification exam, the student must possess a high school diploma or GED/high school equivalency and have completed a recognized education/training program aligned to the standards outlined by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Additionally, each candidate for the CPT certification must be able to provide evidence that he/she has successfully performed a minimum of thirty (30) venipunctures and ten (10) capillary sticks on live individuals.

Available only at the Pankow Center

Course Objective

To provide students with the academic foundation and clinical skills needed for employment as a medical assistant.

  • Career Technical Student Organization: HOSA (Health Occupations Student Association)
  • Certifications: Pankow 1-year CTE Skill Certificate upon successful completion of program.
  • Articulation: Macomb Community College (pending)