Comprehensive course in the fundamentals and practice of phlebotomy (blood specimen collection) includes venipuncture, capillary collection, safety, medical terminology, orientation to the clinical laboratory and health care, and specimen handling and processing, blood pressure, pulse and basic life support for healthcare provider. Program is 120 hours of lecture and lab. The student must complete 100 successful venipunctures at a clinical site. Upon completion of the course, students are eligible to sit for national certification examinations and may seek employment as phlebotomists.
Important Information About the Program
- Participants must be Pennsylvania residents, at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED to enroll.
- Cost for enrollment requirements are the responsibility of the participant.
- Funding may be available to eligible participants through PA CareerLink®.
Requirements to Enter the Program
(Must be completed before the first class. All costs are the responsibility of the student)
- Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
- FBI Background Check
- Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
- Influenza Vaccine (if externship/clinical is performed between October and March)
- Physical examination and required immunizations
- 10-panel Urine Drug/Alcohol Screening