The Phlebotomy program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as a phlebotomy technician. The student will be eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry examination for certification upon completion of PLAB 1023 and PLAB 1066.
Enrollment requirements are:
High School Diploma or GED
Current health professional level CPR (at time of entrance)
Immunizations must be complete prior to enrolling in the Phlebotomy Program
This course focuses on skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. Also included are vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children and infants. Emphasis is placed on infection prevention, patient identification, specimen labeling, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology. Students must enroll concurrently in Phlebotomy Practicum (PLAB 1060) to complete the Phlebotomy Program. The exam fee is not included in tuition. A textbook is required. Classes will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, September 6 through December 13. A lab is required and will be arranged by the instructor.
This course offers practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. No textbook required. Students must enroll concurrently in Phlebotomy (PLAB 1023) to complete the Phlebotomy Program.
Contact the Continuing Education at 409-944-1344 for more information.