A comprehensive one-semester course in the fundamentals and practice of phlebotomy (blood specimen collection). Lecture topics covered include venipuncture, capillary collection, safety, medical terminology, orientation to the clinical laboratory and health care, and specimen handling and processing. Students spend 100 hours in a hospital laboratory practicing blood collection techniques under supervision. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to sit for national certification exams and to seek employment as phlebotomists. Additionally students are trained in adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Last Updated: 03/01/2016