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 (call our main office at 860-215-9028 to schedule time to take the 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.

Course Schedules

Fall 2019 – CRN# 33401

Instructor:  Christina Carter

Lectures:

Dates: TBD

Time: TBD

Room: TBD

Labs:

In addition to lecture hours, you will be required to attend 5 lab sessions. You will receive a lab schedule at the beginning of class and will choose to attend 5 of the 10 sessions offered.

Lab Dates and time: TBD

Clinical:

Clinical Start Date*: TBD – Clinical placements are made on a case by case basis. Placement will be staggered after lecture ends.

Clinical Times: times may vary by clinical site. Target end date of clinical TBD

Cost: $2,000, plus cost of textbook

CEUs: 13.5 or 19.5 depending on clinical

Registration deadline: 8/29/19

 

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 WIOA Eligible

WIOA is a voluntary work program. Participants must be able to work upon completion of the program.