Phlebotomy Technician Program

Phlebotomy Technician Program

What is an Phlebotomy Technician?

A Phlebotomy Technician is an important member of the clinical laboratory team, drawing blood from patients, transporting the blood specimens to the laboratory to prepare for testing, and entering patient data into computer systems.

Course Description

This accelerated course prepares students for entry-level competencies as phlebotomist in hospitals, clinics, blood banks, and other healthcare settings. Students will develop skills in performing phlebotomy procedures during on-campus training followed by offsite clinical externships. Our graduates will be trained to collect, transport, handle and process blood and other specimens for laboratory analysis using venipuncture, and micro-collection techniques.

In addition, our students will be able to identify and select equipment, supplies and additives used in blood collection and understand factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results.

Course Components

This course is comprised of three components:

  1. 80 hours Lecture
  2. 15 hours Lab
  3. 40/100 hours Clinical based on clinical hours rotation

Please Note:

  • Successful completion of all three course components are required to graduate.
  • Lab dates and hours, and clinical locations will be given in the beginning of class to ensure ample time to inform employers of this training. Time off from work may be required.

Certification

This course prepares you to take the national certification exams issued by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) and/or the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Prerequisites

  • Provide proof of high school completion or equivalent, (foreign students must provide a notarized English-translated transcript)
  • Successful completion of our in-house Math and English Comprehension test
  • Proof of TB (PPD) test results
  • Proof of 2 Measles, 2 Mumps & 1 Rubella or Titer vaccines • Proof of Chicken Pox vaccine (varicella/varivax) or antibody Titer
  • DTap-Diptheria, pertussis and Tetanus
  • Hepatitis B immunization
  • Depending on your clinical placement, a flu shot may be required.

Please Note:
It is mandatory that you provide all necessary forms with your registration. A seat will not be held until all of your documentation and payment are received.

  • Prior to submitting your registration you must successfully complete our in-house Math and English Comprehension test. The in-house testing arrangements must be made prior to submitting your registration and payment. Waiver for the testing will be considered for those who provide proof of prior college-level courses.
  • To make an appointment for a Wednesday only entrance exam from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., please sign up as follows:
    1. Log onto www.timecenter.com/trcc
    2. Click on Workforce Test
    3. Complete the requested information. When asked for a Student ID number, please notate “non-credit” and the type of test you are taking (for example, CNA).  You will receive a confirmation text or email of this scheduled appointment.

    Note: Please arrive on time for your scheduled appointment (Room A117).  There is no food or drink allowed in the Testing Center. There is no use of cell phones, headphones, notes, etc., during testing.  Students must present a picture ID in order to enter the Testing Center for their appointment.

Course Schedules

Fall 2020 – CRN# 33724

Instructor:  Christina Carter

Lectures Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9/9/20 – 11/02/20

Lecture Times: 9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Room: Mondays & Wednesdays – A206/ Friday classes will be held online using WebEx and Blackboard Learn (Bb)

Clinical: In addition to lecture hours, you will be required to attend sessions at a clinical site in the community. Clinical placements are made on a case by case basis. Placement will be staggered after lectures end.

Clinical Start Date: TBD.

Clinical End Date Target: TBD

Clinical Times: Times may vary by clinical site.

Cost: $2,000, plus cost of textbook

CEUs: 13.5

Registration deadline: 9/02/20

Learn how to register.

Download the Brochure.

Please Note: Please do not scan and email your registration form and payments. You can fax or mail the information to Workforce & Community Education.

SNAP and WIOA Eligible

The Phlebotomy program is WIOA and SNAP eligible.

SNAP-eligible recipients – Please note this is not an enrichment program. The outcome of this training is employment. Please note that employment may directly impact your disability benefits.