Length: 840 Clock Hours; 24 Instructional Weeks
Program Quarter Credits: 44
Credential Awarded: Diploma
Mode of Delivery: (online & in person)
Lab Fee: $9,000.00
Course Material: $27,000.00
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Weeks 1-3: Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science
Weeks 4-8: Medical Lab Procedures/Clinical Safety
Weeks 9-13: Principles of Phlebotomy
Weeks 14-20: Certification Review and Career Development
Weeks: 21-24: Externship
The objective of the Phlebotomy program is to prepare students to seek entry-level employment in a healthcare setting and to perform duties under the supervision of a nurse or a doctor. Typical duties for the Phlebotomy Technician graduate include but are not limited to drawing blood from patients and blood donors, easing patients during procedures, verifying patient information, labeling blood for processing, data entry, assembling and maintaining medical instruments such as needles, tubes, etc.
The Phlebotomy Certificate program provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills expected in the field and enables them to seek entry-level employment in various healthcare and blood processing sites, as phlebotomists. Students are trained to check vital signs, basic laboratory procedures, and phlebotomy.
An externship course is included in this program to provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to real-life situations in a pharmacy setting. Students are required to complete the required externship hours and other related learning activities prior to graduation. Students are not paid for work performed at the externship site.
Students in their final quarter are eligible to take National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy exam.
Upon satisfactory completion of the training, students are prepared to seek entry-level positions as Phlebotomists performing the medical procedures, and lab techniques as described above.