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Phlebotomy (220 Hours)

A Phlebotomist is a medical professional who works in a variety of settings collecting blood. Generally, the purpose of drawing the blood is for sample work, but Certified Phlebotomy Technicians (CPT) may be responsible for conducting patient interviews, checking vital signs, and transporting the blood samples to a laboratory for testing purposes.

Cost of Class:

  • Tuition/Registration: $180
  • Text: $100 (subject to change)
  • Cost of CPR card: $5
  • Liability insurance: $13
  • Optional accident insurance: $1.20

Admissions Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide proof of high school completion
    (high school transcripts, copy of high school diploma,
    or copy of completion of GED requirements)
  • Provide documentation of complete immunization
    records including proof of MMR 1 and 2 or individual titers,
    current TB test, varicella infection by medical record,
    varicella titer, or varicella immunization if titer is negative,
    proof of hepatitis B vaccine (completed dose 1, 2, and 3)
    or signed MCC waiver prior to clinical start date
  • Tetanus and flu shots for some clinical sites

Training Includes:

  • Verifying test requisitions and patient
  • Obtaining blood specimens by performing
    venipunctures and finger sticks
  • Maintaining specimen integrity
  • Tracking collected specimens by initialing,
    dating, and noting times of collection
  • Maintaining daily tallies of collections
  • Maintaining quality results by following
    department procedures and testing schedule
  • Recording results in the quality-control log
  • Identifying and reporting needed changes
  • Maintaining a safe, secure, and healthy
    work environment by following standards
    and procedures
  • Complying with legal regulations
  • Serving and protecting the hospital
    community by adhering to professional
    standards, hospital policies and procedures,
    federal, state, and local requirements
  • Development of communication skills for
    working with patients
  • Maintaining equipment
  • 6 hours of Customer Service
  • 4 hours of exam prep

Other Fees:

  • Certification exam: $90
  • Drug screening for clinical site
  • Background check for clinical site

Students in the program may get help paying for class by calling 828.766.1297. 


Class Dates and Instructors:

1/17-6/19, MW, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
1/17 & 1/22, 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Phillips