The mission of the Phlebotomy Program is to provide the technical and skill development to enable the students to become successful upon the completion of the program.
The curriculum includes classroom study and supervised clinical practice in hospitals. The Phlebotomy student must complete the prescribed course of study and clinical experience to receive a certificate. The course prepares the student to take the National Certification Exam.
The purpose of the Phlebotomy Program is to train or retain students in drawing blood via venipuncture or skin puncture and to provide experiences which allow the student to acquire basic competencies for employment as a Phlebotomist.
Course of Study
- Safety and infection control
- Customer service / interpersonal skills
- Medical terminology
- Phlebotomy and collection procedures
- CPR training
- Clinical training
Each student will participate in a minimum six (6) weeks of clinical training. The hours of operation in each medical facility will vary; therefore, the student schedules must be flexible and willing to meet the assigned schedule. Each student's schedule is designated to provide maximum training experiences within a particular medical facility.
Phlebotomist - 432 hours
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Provide a regular high school diploma or GED transcript. (must submit with application)
- Complete TCAT-M application
- Health: proof of rubella , rubeola and varicella immunity, please provide lab reports or a letter from your doctor with his/her header so that it can be called and verified. A shot record will also be acceptable
- Negative TB skin test or chest x-ray (which can also be put in letter format with the other reports)
- Pass COMPASS Test
- Students are subject to drug screening and criminal background checks based upon clinical affiliation agreements