The Phlebotomy Program at Southwest Technical College prepares the student through coursework and practicum to become certified in the National Healthcare Association as a phlebotomist. Coursework and practicums prepare you to acquire the knowledge and skills to collect blood and other specimens for hospitals, blood banks, and other healthcare facilities. With successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the Phlebotomy Technician Certification 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