A phlebotomy technician is a medical professional skilled in taking blood samples and handling them for analysis. It’s an important job, because from a patient’s perspective, having blood drawn can be the least pleasant part of a medical visit.
Our phlebotomy technician course will prepare you to collect blood specimens from patients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. You’ll learn venipuncture, or blood-drawing, using several different methods as well as proper collection, processing and transporting techniques.
Upon successful completion, you should be prepared to take the National Center for Competency Testing Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam.
You must be at least 18 years of age to apply for this program. Classes are hands-on, and you are required to participate in all activities.
Phlebotomists typically work in hospitals, commercial laboratories, physician’s offices, blood banks, pharmaceutical firms, home health agencies, research institutions and public health clinics. Needles and blood are a regular component of the position’s responsibilities.