Allied Health

Diagnostic Technician Certificate

Overview

This certificate prepares students to function in a variety of settings assisting with diagnostic testing including phlebotomy and EKG. The additional courses provide students with the vocabulary and communication skills to work with the public in the health care setting.

Graduates are eligible to take the national credentialing exams in Phlebotomy and EKG.

Courses Credits
BIT103   3
COM103   3
DTC102   2
DTC104   6
DTC204   2
Total Credits 16

Note: It is recommended that students take BIT103 Medical Terminology prior to admission into the Diagnostic Technician Certificate program, or they may take it concurrently with DTC104 once they are admitted.

Diagnostic Technician Certificate Admission Requirements

The pivotal course in the Diagnostic Technician Certificate is Fundamentals of Phlebotomy (DTC104). In order to apply for the Fundamentals of Phlebotomy course, you must attend an information session. For more information regarding admission requirements for the Diagnostic Technician Certificate, please visit www.capecod.edu/admissions/diagnostic-technician.html.

In addition to attending an information session, admission into this Allied Health certificate requires that the student meet all College Medical and Immunization Requirements, the Diagnostic Technician Certificate’s Technical Standards (Physical and Behavioral Capabilities), and pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Record Information (SORI) check.

The Immunization Requirements are available at: www.capecod.edu/registration/immunization.

Diagnostic Technician Certificate Technical Standards

In order to be eligible for and successfully complete the Diagnostic Technician Program, certain physical and behavioral standards are required as part of the program and clinical/lab experience. These technical standards have been developed using the U.S. Department of Labor's skills and abilities for those working in a medical setting. Some cooperative work experience opportunities may have additional requirements beyond the technical standards listed here and requirements may vary by agency. Students must satisfy the program’s technical standards and the individual agency requirements before a clinical assignment is approved.

These technical standards are established in accordance with the Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act. All students must be able to satisfy these standards with or without a reasonable accommodation. These include:

Communication (Verbal and Non-Verbal)

Auditory Ability

Visual Ability

Physical Strength (Gross Motor Control)

Manual Dexterity (Fine Motor Movement)

Behavioral/Mental Performance

Career Outlook

This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.

Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Diagnostic Technician certificate, students are able to: