Phlebotomy Technician/Medical Lab Assistant

Course Description:  
Although duties differ according to the work site, responsibilities typically include: drawing blood                             from patients or donors; assembling equipment; labeling and storing blood samples. Duties may also                     include plating microorganisms, loading specimens onto analyzers, accessing patient samples, specimen               processing, centrifuging samples, making blood smears, staining specimens, using various test kits,                     facilitating the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens, and patient data entry. This program             consists of 300 hours of classroom/lab instruction and 120 hours of internship where students gain on-the-             job experience in a variety of work sites. Work sites may include hospitals, blood banks, clinics,                           doctors’ offices and laboratories.  Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to take the         National Certification exam.

Prerequisites: a passing score on the HOC Math/English Assessment test, certification with the American           Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider, immunizations, physical exam and a United States HS       Diploma/GED. Additional fees required for background check, National Certification test, and state licensing.

Fall Program Fee:  $600.00


Fall Semester/Year Long Schedules:

 Phlebotomy OptionsStart Date End Date Days of the Week Times 
Morning Phlebotomy Option August 8, 2017 December 21, 2017 Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 
 Evening Phlebotomy OptionAugust 8, 2017 May 31, 2018 Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Instructor: C. Curl

How to get started?
Attend a Phlebotomy/Medical Lab Assistant orientation at The Health Occupations Center.