School of Health Sciences

Associate of Applied Science in EKG-Phlebotomy Technician

Enter the Healthcare Industry with Credentials to Grow

By obtaining an Associate degree in EKG-Phlebotomy from Stratford University, you will demonstrate your deep commitment to excel in the medical field, while gaining a more thorough understanding of your specialized practice.

Our Associate of Applied Science in EKG-Phlebotomy program will give you an edge over other Phlebotomy professionals entering the field. Stratford offers a comprehensive 60-week program, which prepares you for a profession as an EKG technician and the skills to perform Phlebotomy procedures. Through Stratford’s EKG-Phlebotomy Technician Associate degree program, you will learn the principles of electrocardiogram and phlebotomy, and how to perform medical asepsis techniques, phlebotomy procedures, electrocardiograms, and stress tests.

You will also learn how to prepare patients for EKG mounting, interpret EKG readings, and operate a 12 lead EKG machine. As a Stratford graduate, you will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcare Association (NHA), the American Medical Technologist (AMT), and the National Association of Health Professionals (NAHP) certifications exams.

A Rewarding Career is Waiting For You

Our talented Career Services staff has an excellent track record in helping students overcome barriers to landing their dream job. As a result, Stratford’s graduates have secured exciting jobs in the DC metropolitan area in some of the finest healthcare facilities, including:

  • Virginia Department of Health;
  • United Healthcare; and
  • Pediatric Clinical Nurse Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

Here is a sampling of rewarding career paths waiting for you:

  • Phlebotomist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Healthcare Support Worker
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician
  • EKG Technician

Take the next step towards launching your career in as an EKG-Phlebotomy Technician. Contact us to learn how to get started.

Program Requirements and Online Options

You can complete your Associate of Applied Science in EKG- Phlebotomy degree through classroom instruction at one of our Virginia campuses, through online instruction, or a combination of both online and classroom instruction. Arts and Sciences courses can also be completed online. Students typically complete this program in 60 consecutive weeks (6 quarters).

Credits Required Number of Classes
Core Component 67.5 15
Arts and Sciences 22.5 5
Total Required for Graduation 90 20

Best-in-Class Faculty

Stratford's faculty is comprised of some of the top healthcare professionals in the field all of whom possess either a Nurse Practitioner degree, Master’s of Science in Nursing, a Ph.D. or other medical degree. These healthcare professionals are licensed by the State of Virginia and have expertise in specialty areas such as Maternal Child Health, Medical Surgical Nursing, and Nursing Policy. Because they are practicing professionals, they are able to apply theory and real-life scenarios to classroom instruction.


As a healthcare student at Stratford, you will obtain practical experience by engaging in on-site clinical experiences and accessing advanced technological resources that will help hone your talents in patient care. Through our Internship Program you can work in some of the top healthcare facilities, including Virginia Cancer Institute and James River Primary Care.

State-of-the-Art Learning Environments

Stratford offers learning environments that facilitate competency-based learning, testing and evaluation, collaboration and knowledge sharing. Our School of Health Science is equipped with advanced medical teaching tools, such as the SIM mannequin and simulation labs—all designed for scenario-based training that will enhance your learning experience. In addition, we maintain small class sizes, which are ideal for lab activities and encourage collaboration and information sharing among students.

Healthcare Programs that Fit Your Busy Schedule

Residential classes are offered day, evening, and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule. All residential classes are blended with a portion of the course delivered online to reduce the time in the classroom. You can complete a class in five or 10 weeks and start your program five times a year (January, March, May, August, and September). The accelerated programs at Stratford University allow students to finish a Bachelor’s degree in 30 months or a Master’s degree in 15 months.

Visit Student Disclosures to obtain tuition & fees for this program, graduation and employment rates, and other student consumer information on Stratford’s Associate of Applied Science in EKG- Phlebotomy.

Code Name Credits
Anatomy and Physiology I
Medical Terminology
Basic Clinical Procedures
Principles of Phlebotomy
Anatomy and Physiology II
Medical Office Practice
Phlebotomy Procedures
Blood Chemistry Analysis
Clinical Hematology I
Clinical Hematology II
Advanced Electrocardiographic Interpreta
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Cardiovascular Invasive/Non invasive Pro
EKG-Phlebotomy Externship

See the Arts and Sciences Elective Pool Requirements

Code Name Credits