Phlebotomy Technician program (360 clock hours) prepares students to draw blood samples from patients using a variety of intrusive procedures. Phlebotomists work mainly in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctors’ offices. Phlebotomist is an integral member of the medical laboratory team whose primary function is the collection of blood samples from patients by venipuncture. This program includes instruction in basic vascular anatomy and physiology, blood physiology, skin puncture techniques, venipuncture, venous specimen collection and handling, safety and sanitation procedures, and applicable standards and regulations.
The student externship (40 hours) will be scheduled during those hours which fall in the normal working schedule of the health care facilities to which the student is assigned.
Phlebotomy Technician Employment RequirementsThe graduate of the Phlebotomy Technician program is eligible to take a national certification exam. National Certification is not necessary for employment as a phlebotomist and a certification test is not mandatory, but all graduates are encouraged to take the certification test in order to receive national certification as a phlebotomist.
MedCA / NHA National Certification Examinations
Institute does not pay costs related to MedCA or NHA national certification. These costs are paid directly to MedCA or NHA by students. The courses for this Program are:
MTY101 Medical Terminology pre-requisite – noneIn this phase the students will get familiar with medical terms, including prefixes, root words, and suffixes. The student will study provider and medical abbreviations as well as disease, psychology and treatment methodology. This course will emphasize studying the following body systems: urinary, integumentary, musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive, nervous, endocrine, eyes, ears, nose and throat. (Lec 20 clock hrs/Lab 20 hrs)
MAA300 Asepsis/Infection Control, and Vital Signs Procedures; pre-requisite – MTY101This course introduces students to patient- centered assessment, examination, intervention, and treatment as directed by the physician including infection control procedures. Students will learn precautions regarding body fluid exposure. Additionally, students will gain proficiency in medical asepsis and will learn to take vital signs. (Lec 40 clock hrs/Lab40 hrs)
PHP100 Phlebotomy Procedures; pre-requisite – MAA300Students will study blood borne pathogens, hematology, and learn to collect blood sample using hypodermic needles and body fluids from patients for laboratory testing. Students will learn prevention techniques for needle stick to phlebotomists. Students will study the circulatory system and practice safety-conscious, blood-drawing techniques. (Lec 60 Clock hrs/Lab 40 hrs)
PHC101 Phlebotomy Certification Review; pre-requisite – PHP100This course will cover the certification examination testing on all areas to include collecting blood samples using hypodermic needles and body fluids from patients for laboratory testing, circulatory system and blood-drawing techniques. (Lec 40 clock hrs/Lab 20 hrs)
PHC102 Phlebotomy Technician Externship; pre-requisite – PHC101Students are placed in physicians’ office or medical services providing establishments. They will work along with nurses, doctors and office staff and take active part in patient caring. Students will operate and maintain clinical equipments and prepare examination and treatment areas. This course will also cover the certification examination testing on all areas. (Ext 40 clock hours)