Phlebotomists are healthcare professionals who are responsible for preparing and collecting blood and other specimens for testing in hospitals, blood banks, and other healthcare facilities. During instruction, you will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain employment as a phlebotomist. Students who complete the program will be eligible to receive their (CPT) Certified Phlebotomy Technician with the National Healthcare Association.
How long does it take?
(Approx. 2 months)
How much does it cost?
When can I get started?
What careers can I get?
With an education in Phlebotomy, you could get a job working in a:
- Clinical Laboratory
- Community Health Center
- Nursing Home
- Doctor’s Office
- Blood Donation Centers
- Other Healthcare Facilities
- 18 years of age prior to practicum experience
- High school Diploma or GED prior to practicum experience
- Two screenings of “2-step” TB tests with negative results, or QuantiFeron with negative results
- Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine or positive antibody titer
- One dose of Tdap vaccine after age 10
- Two doses of MMR or positive titer
- Two doses of Varicella or positive titer
- One dose of current influenza vaccine (Oct-Feb enrollments)
- BLS for HCP CPR or ARC Professional CPR certification, current through practicum experience
- Background Check—copy of receipt; see full enrollment matrix for details; current through practicum experience
- Drug Screen— copy of receipt; see full enrollment matrix for details; current through practicum experience
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