The Phlebotomy Technician program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely.
Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.
After successful completion of the classroom portion of the course, students will be scheduled for a 120 hour practicum at a medical facility. Practicum times will be scheduled individually. Students should be aware that clinical agencies require students to pass a criminal background check and drug screen and to have documented immunities to specific diseases in order to have learning experiences in their facilities.
Training includes: classroom instruction, 120 hours of clinical instruction, textbooks, national certification exam, background check, drug screening, required immunizations and all materials and supplies.
Requirements: High school diploma or GED.
Higher Education Adult Part-time Student (HEAPS) Grant Program funds are available for students who demonstrate financial need to continue their education on a part-time basis at the post-secondary level.