The 180-hour Phlebotomy Technician with Externship Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. The 80-hour classroom work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform venipuncture methods. This includes lab exercises, live blood draws, work with training arms and other exercises intended to prepare students to function as an entry-level Phlebotomy Technician.
This program also requires students to work in a CLIA approved laboratory setting and function under the direct supervision of a phlebotomist. The externship portion is one hundred (100) uncompensated hours in length to be completed within four weeks. Externship locations will be assigned to students by the Phlebotomy Externship Coordinator. Students are expected to perform a minimum of 100 successful blood collection procedures including venipunctures and dermal punctures. Successful completion may make the student eligible to sit for the ASCP Phlebotomy Certification exam.
What are my career options?
As a phlebotomy technician, you can pursue employment in a variety of settings, including hospitals, health centers, medical group practices, HMO's, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, and insurance carriers.
This program may be eligible for college credit after the successful completion of the program.
Fee: $2,000 includes instruction, textbooks, classroom supplies, CPR class, Background check, and drug testing. Please note all students must submit to random drug testing and a Background Check before participating in the Externship. In addition, students must provide proof of valid/current BLS for Healthcare Providers, have documentation of a recent (within 6 months) physical, and provide proof of required immunizations.
Fee: $2,000 (Textbooks included)
Course Contact Hours - 180 contact hours (80 didactic and 100 externship)