Phlebotomy Technician/Medical Lab Assistant

Phlebotomy/Medical Lab Assistant


         Registration by appointment only

         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, state licensing and for         textbooks.

Instructor: C. Curl

         Spring Semester Schedule:
         1/17/2017 - 6/1/2017        Tuesdays and Thursdays   8:00 am - 4:30 pm