Phlebotomists draw blood from patients in hospitals, blood centers, or similar facilities for analysis or other medical purposes. Students will learn the anatomy of the vascular system as well as perform basic phlebotomy procedures. Students will demonstrate basic point of care testing, such as blood glucose levels on patients; prepare blood, urine, and other body fluid specimens for testing according to established standards.
The Autumn course will begin in August of each year and will end in the following January. The Spring course will begin in January each year and end in June of the following year. The class meets twice weekly from 3:00pm – 7:00pm. Students must complete 120 hours of clinical internship in a health care facility to qualify for national certification.