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PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN

PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN

Program Length: 5-6 Weeks
Credential Issued: Certification

Description

This training program incorporates theoretical, clinical and interpersonal skills to provide the basis for the program graduate to work competently as an entry-level phlebotomist in a variety of healthcare delivery systems.

The course will cover phlebotomy basics, specimen collection, specimen handling, and the student will be tested on the necessary competencies required by the National Health Career Association (NHA). The course will prepare the student to sit for the certification examination from NHA – Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT).

Objectives

This training program will focus on preparing the students in being competent to

  • Match laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes.
  • Dispose of contaminated sharps, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies.
  • Draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods.
  • Dispose of blood or other biohazard fluids or tissue, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, or policies.
  • Draw blood from capillaries by dermal puncture, such as heel or finger stick methods.
  • Enter patient, specimen, insurance, or billing information into computer.
  • Organize or clean blood-drawing trays, ensuring that all instruments are sterile and all needles, syringes, or related items are of first-time use.
  • Collect fluid or tissue samples, using appropriate collection procedures.
  • Collect specimens at specific time intervals for tests, such as those assessing therapeutic drug levels.
  • Transport specimens or fluid samples from collection sites to laboratories.

Wages / Salaries & Employment Trends

  1. In Florida:
  • Workers on average earn $36,780.
  • 10% of workers earn $30,660 or less.
  • 10% of workers earn $44,960 or more.
  1. In the United States:
  • Workers on average earn $38,530.
  • 10% of workers earn $30,250 or less.
  • 10% of workers earn $51,610 or more.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022 wage data: https://www.onetonline.org/link/localwages/31-9097.00?st=FL

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission, a prospective student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language;
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age;
  • Complete the application and pay the $ 50.00 application fee;
  • Provide the minimum refundable down payment fee of $300 to hold your sit;
  • Provide the nonrefundable registration fee of $150 to hold your sit;
  • Proof of High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) or higher College Degree from an accredited school in the United States;
  • Foreign country high school diploma or higher college degree (must be in English or translated into English);
  • Must be AHA CPR/BLS certified;
  • Submit health standards documentation before clinical skills;
  • Take the TABE exam, if not exempt it;
  • Start with $550.00 down payment with low flexible weekly payment!

Course Start Dates

Nov. 27

Feb. 26

Dec. 18

Mar. 25

Jan. 22

Apr. 22

*Note: Classes scheduled on holidays will be made up in other regularly scheduled classes unless otherwise noted on individual course syllabi. The calendar dates are subject to change. Please call for more information.

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