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Through certificate programs in EKG, phlebotomy, and gerontology, you'll gain the skills and knowledge you need for critical healthcare jobs.

Health Science Certificates: EKG, Gerontology, or Phlebotomy

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These short, structured online and hybrid programs will help get you certified in EKG - monitoring the cardiovascular system, phlebotomy - procuring blood samples, or gerontology - the study of aging. 

As a health sciences certificate student, you:

  • Can complete a certificate in 2 semesters or less
  • Choose between learning 100% online (gerontology) or with some in-person lab work
  • Learn to perform various tasks and procedures that are critical for evaluation and diagnoses of patients
  • Can transfer your certificate courses into the Health Science associate degree
  • Are eligible to take licensing exams if you complete the EKG or phlebotomy certificates

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Certificate options

3, 2, 1 - The choice is yours

You can take one or more certificates at Labouré, or apply your certificate credits to an associate degree. 

Both EKG and phlebotomy certificates enable graduates to sit for national or state exams to become licensed or credentialed. Gerontology introduces you to the study of aging and care for older adults - the fastest growing patient population. 

Interested in more than a certificate? These credits are transferrable into the Associate of Science in Health Science program. 

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Health Science Stats

months or less to finish a certificate program

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years or less to finish an associate degree by adding your certificate credits to a degree track

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projected growth in healthcare support jobs like phlebotomy and EKG between 2019 - 2029

EKG Technician

We've all seen this image - on tv, in movies, or in real life; it represents the electrical rhythm of the heart - a heartbeat. As an EKG Technician - or electrocardiogram technician - you'll learn the skills required to administer noninvasive tests to assess the cardiovascular system of your patients. 

  • 7 credits with some in-person lab work
  • Study the heart, circulatory system and conduction system
  • Work with EKG equipment for proper lead placement and reading EKG waves
  • Sit for national EKG certification exam
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Phlebotomy Technician

A phlebotomy technician, or phlebotomist, is a clinical team member responsible for drawing blood and procuring specimens for diagnostic testing.

  • 7 credits with some in-person lab work and a practicum at a healthcare facility
  • Learn about the clinical laboratory and phlebotomy, and how these areas contribute to the healthcare system
  • Sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathology Phlebotomy Technician Certification Exam
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Gerontology is the study of aging and care for older adults. This is the fastest growing patient population, with elder care making up a significant portion of the US healthcare system. 

  • 9 credits and 100% online
  • Explore healthy aging from bio-psycho-social perspectives
  • Gain insight into your own aging and the competencies needed to work with older adults
  • Explore health disparities that are critical to understanding the risk factors that impact aging and health equity
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Jake Uminski, IONM '17

"I was a little hesitant because all of the courses were online, but the faculty have been so easily accessible with video, through email, or chat. If I had a question, I've always felt like they were a minute away."

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Learn more about these programs

You'll be able to download our program info sheet on the health science certificates and receive an email from our Admissions team with information about the admissions process, tuition, courses, and more.