This is a comprehensive, one-semester AMT-approved course in the fundamentals and practice of phlebotomy (blood specimen collection). Lecture topics 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 completion of the course, students are eligible to sit for national certification examinations and may seek employment as phlebotomists. Additionally, students are certified in American Heart Association Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). This course is subject to a course fee.
|The following courses must be taken prior to this course|
|Final High School transcript with graduation date or equivalent on file at the College.|