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Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Program Type: 
Certification Program

The Certified Phlebotomy program is designed to prepare students to be responsible for the prompt processing of inpatients and outpatients for specimen collection as well as recognizing various age related needs and providing age appropriate care as indicated. The student will be trained to perform a variety of blood collection methods, using proper techniques and precautions including: vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture specimen collection on patients.

This program is taught using a variety of teaching methods including lecture and discussion, classroom laboratory and clinical practicum. The clinical practicum will include minimum of 25 regular blood drawings and 10 capillary puncture.

Career Opportunities: 

Employment opportunities include Hospitals, Physician offices, Commercial Laboratories and other Health Care settings where blood is collected from clients.

Program Information: 

The total Phlebotomy training program is 90 hours. Students will complete 50 hours classroom/lab training and 40 hours of practicum.

Certification: 

Performance Based Outcomes for Phlebotomy Training Programs as approved by the National Healthcareer Association. At the completion of this program, students will receive a Certificate and a letter of completion and will be eligible for the National Certification examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). In order to become nationally certified as a Phlebotomy Technician, you will have to achieve a passing score on the certification exam and prove competency drawing blood.