The Phlebotomy Technician Program consists of 80 hours of lecture and lab. This certificate-level program meets for a total of 8 weeks. The Phlebotomy Technician program provides instruction in the skills needed for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostics testing. Emphasis is placed on ethics, legalities, clinical safety, and mastering difficult draws. Upon successful completion, students will be able to demonstrate competence in the theoretical comprehension of phlebotomy techniques, demonstrate accepted professional communication and interpersonal skills, discuss phlebotomy in relation to the healthcare setting; identify the anatomic structure and function of the body systems in relation to services performed by a phlebotomist, a practice accepted procedures for transporting, processing specimens, and practice infection control following expanded precaution protocol. Students are provided with an NHA certification exam to become certified and recognized as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.
The Phlebotomy Technician Program includes the following courses:
- PHE 101: Fundamentals of Phlebotomy
- LPD 101: Leadership and Professional Development
- Collecting, transporting, handling and processing blood specimens for analysis
- Recognizing the importance of specimen collection in the overall patient care system
- Utilize a working knowledge of the circulatory system
- Identifying and selecting equipment, supplies, and additives used in blood collection
- Recognizing factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results, and taking appropriate actions within predetermined limits, when applicable
- Recognizing and adhering to infection control and safety policies and procedures
- Monitoring quality control within predetermined limits
- Recognizing the various components of the healthcare delivery system
- Recognizing the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel and interacting with them with respect to their jobs and patient care
- Demonstrating professional conduct, stress management, interpersonal and communication skills with patients, peers, and other healthcare personnel and with the public
- Apply basic principles to learn new techniques and procedures
- Have an opportunity to gain a national certification as a Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) with the NHA.