As a Phlebotomy Technician, the laboratory relies on you to collect quality samples from the patient to produce quality laboratory results. To do this, a phlebotomy technician must create an atmosphere of trust and confidence with patients while drawing blood specimens in a skillful, safe and reliable manner. Students work in teams practicing on one another. This program includes 64 hours of classroom training that prepares you for a 40 hour externship to provide you with a complete learning experience. Textbook, current CPR, completed health form required; not included in course fee.
Upon successful completion of this course, you are eligible to take the national certification exam administered by NCCT (National Center for Competency Testing). Exam fee and review books are additional.
Be sure to complete the required healthcare application.
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High school diploma or equivalency. Complete and submit a Healthcare Application and supporting documentation for acceptance into the program. You are required to pass the Healthcare Assessment Exam with a 70 or better. It will be administered right after the Information Session. For the externship, a health exam and immunization record will need to be submitted during the program.
Student Course Materials: Phlebotomy: A Competency – Based Approach (Paperback) Kathryn Booth and Lillian Mundt, current edition with “Connect” access for online materials.
Equipment: Students will need to purchase their own black or navy blue uniforms, white non-skid shoes and white lab coat. (These items are required by the third week of the program. Scrubs and coat may be purchased at Walmart, Scrubs and Tees, Uniform Advantage, etc)
All phlebotomy supplies will be made available in the classroom.
Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program is taught by a CMA.
Target Audience: Anyone who wants to enter the healthcare field on the clinical side.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Methodology: Lectures, discussions, and skills training and demonstration. Assessment is conducted through exercises, role play and skills demonstration.
Criteria for Successful Completion: Students must attend 100% of all class sessions, actively participate in class discussion, complete all quizzes and tests when due, receive 100% satisfaction on skill lab checklist, and earn a final grade of 75 or higher to receive a Clayton State University Center for Continuing Education certificate and CEUs. The final grade is calculated using the following breakdown:
Amount of contact time (in hours) needed to effectively teach this course: 64
Number of CEUs to be offered: 6.4
There is a required pre-assessment test of Math and English. The test will be offered after the Information Session.
Be sure to complete the Required Healthcare Application.