Phlebotomy

About

The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate program includes theory and hands-on instruction over a trimester period.  This course is designed for individuals who are interested in starting a career in the medical field, prospective patient care technicians, current nurses, or for individuals who desire to enhance personal skills. This is a comprehensive 432-hour course, including labs. This certificate program will assist students in preparing for the Phlebotomy Certification Exam. Prerequisites include a high school diploma or equivalent, CPR for the Health Care Provider Certification, and liability insurance. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Class Hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM at Main Campus

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Part Time
Typical Program Length
Clock Hours 432
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $1,573.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Qualification to take the National Phlebotomy Certification432Certificate

Students must be at least 18 years of age, and must mass a TB skin test and have proof of Hepatitis B immunization. To enroll, please fill out the Application to Enroll in Phlebotomy located below.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
426 Highway 91 North
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Job Duties

Draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. May explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 2,470

Current job openings per year: 360

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
Orientation to Course Tools
The Professional Phlebotomist
Legal and Ethical Issues
Accrediting Agencies
Human Body and Medical Terminology
Lab Safety and Infection Control
Special Handling Procedures
Required Equipment and Safety Supplies
Addressing Complications
Collecting Samples
Venipuncture
Capillary Sticks
Blood Smears
Pediatric and Geriatric Patients
Special Specimen Collections

Instructors

Loretta Eades
423-543-0070

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