In this program, students will have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become certified as a phlebotomy technician. Students are also introduced to the fast-paced career of Emergency Medical Services.

The phlebotomy portion of this program will focus on adequately collecting and preparing laboratory specimens for processing under the supervision of a laboratory scientist, nurse, or other medical staff. There is a strong emphasis on safety as well as the importance of ethics, timeliness, and following procedures.

The Emergency Medical Response portion of this program is ideal for high school and college-aged students as they look to enter careers in healthcare, public safety, or law enforcement. Students will receive training similar to EMS professionals in the areas of initial assessment of the emergency, providing basic first aid, performing CPR, controlling bleeding, and stabilizing patients until higher-level medical providers take over. This portion of the program DOES NOT offer state licensure or certification.

Emphasis is placed on continuing education into a higher level health care career. Upon completion, you will have the requisite hours and training to become a certified phlebotomist and enough knowledge of emergency medicine to help you decide if you would like to continue advanced training in this area. ***Students must take a semester of Medical Core in addition to this healthcare specialty (Phlebotomy/Intro to EMS) to graduate from Meridian Technology Center.

How You’ll Learn Hands-On

Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:

  • Blood draws
  • First Aid

Where it Can Take You

Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:

  • Phlebotomist
  • Lab Manager
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Paramedic

Possible Certifications you can earn

  • CPR/First Aid
  • NLN Anatomy Assessment
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician – National HealthCareer Certification Board – (NHA)

What You’ll Learn



Medical Terminology


Anatomy & Physiology


Workforce Preparation (DE)


CPR/First Aid (HCP)




Total Core


Phlebotomy Specimen Collection & Processing


Phlebotomy Safety, Legal Issues, and QC


Clerical Skills & Duties


Phlebotomy Capstone/Clinical


Red Cross Emergency Medical Response


Total Intro to EMS/Phlebotomy


Total Core and Intro to EMS/Phlebotomy




Career Readiness Certificate

WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.

Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.

The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:

Applied Math – 3
Workplace Documents – 3
Graphic Literacy- 3

Graduation Requirements

In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.

Meridian’s Career Ready Credential

When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:

  • Completed all courses in a career major with a grade of “C” or above and achieved required industry-based certifications for the career major
  • Achieved WorkKeys® scores at or above the level required for the career major or earned an ACT® composite score of 19 or greater (Students may substitute equivalent scores on SAT, ACCUPLACER or other approved assessments.)

Additional Endorsements

Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).

Postsecondary Ready Endorsement

  • Earned, or was on track to earn, a high school diploma or GED at the time of Meridian graduation
  • Achieved a subscore of 19 or greater on the ACT® in math, English, reading and science (Students may substitute equivalent scores on SAT, ACCUPLACER or other approved assessments.)

Citizenship Ready Endorsement

  • Completed employment profile, résumé, job application, cover letter, mock interview and job search training through
  • Documented active membership in a CareerTech Student Organization or professional association related to the program of study
  • Documented 20 hours of volunteerism or service in a community activity

National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)

  • Completed WorkKeys® assessments in Applied Math, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents and received a silver, gold or platinum National Career Readiness Certificate through the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

Get Started

Apply for admission as a high school student. Apply for admission as an adult. Contact the Career Planning Center with questions at 405.377.3333.