If you are ready for a new career in the medical field and want to work directly with patients, the Phlebotomy Technician program may be right for you. This program is also a great choice if you are currently working in the healthcare field and want to advance your career. The Phlebotomy Technician program is designed to help you acquire the practical knowledge and hand on skills you will need to draw blood from patients as an entry-level phlebotomist. No previous medical experience is required.
Through lectures, interactive presentations, skills labs, and simulations, you will gain the knowledge and skill to administer blood draws on patients.
In addition to learning the specialized skill of drawing blood and processing blood samples, you will learn medical terminology and anatomy as it pertains to phlebotomy. You will also learn blood sampling procedures, laboratory safety, effective patient communication and the proper methods to clean up spills to prevent infection.
Externship is an opportunity to practice the skills you have learned in the classroom portion of the program. Think of externship as on-the-job training. Externship allows you to be placed at an offsite location like a hospital, clinic or laboratory to complete the required hours for the practical portion of the program.