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Phlebotomy Technician Training Program

Overview

Phlebotomy training prepares the student to draw blood specimens from patients for the purpose of testing and analyzing blood. A phlebotomist's job includes maintenance of equipment used in obtaining blood specimens; the use of appropriate communication skills when working with patients; the selection of venipuncture sites; the care of blood specimens; the entry of the testing process into the computer; as well as clerical duties associated with record keeping of the blood tests. The course consists of theory and clini- cal experiences in performing blood collections.

Emphasis is placed on safety and proper selection of collection sites and the care of the collected specimen. Infection control is covered as well as an explanation of various legal and regulatory issues relating to phle- botomy. Other topics that are covered in the program include collection of other body fluids, body cavities, body functions, and structural levels of the human body.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be prepared to take the National Phlebotomy Certification Examination.

Employment Opportunities

  • Hospitals
  • Specialty hospitals
  • Long term care facilities
  • Home health agencies
  • Doctor's offices
  • Lab corporations

Program Length

Classroom 89 hrs
Lab 71 hrs
Clinical Externship 40 hrs
TOTAL 200 hours

Program Costs

Amount due at Registration:

Registration fee $ 175.00
Mandatory liability insurance $ 5.00
Student accident insurance $ 1.25
TOTAL $ 181.25
  • Textbooks are available at the CCCC Bookstore and are required. Because of price variations from year to year, textbook prices are not listed.
  • FirstPoint will charge a fee to complete the Criminal Background information. Please obtain fee information when registering for the class.

Student Admission Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Successfully complete Healthcare Readiness course
  • U.S. issued High School Diploma or GED
  • CPR certification from AHA or ARC
  • TB test current within one year
  • Evidence of starting/completing the HBV or signed declination
  • Evidence of MMR and Varicella immunity by documented immunization or blood titers
  • Criminal background check, completed through FirstPoint, prior to the scheduled orientation
  • Photo ID and Social Security Card or Military ID
  • Refer to Instructor for facility's dress code. policy.

Program Completion Requirement

  • Attend at least 85% of the class
  • Maintain course average of 75% or above
  • Perform minimum number of venipuntures and finger sticks
  • Satisfactorily complete a laboratory practical, including successful venipunctures and skin punctures
  • Satisfactorily complete Externship Criteria Form with minimum of 34 points
  • Successfully complete 40 hours of externship experience