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A phlebotomist is someone who is trained to collect blood samples in a clinical environment. They usually work under the supervision of the Medical Laboratory Scientist. Because they collect blood and are at risk of exposure to a variety of diseases, phlebotomists are trained in laboratory safety and must adhere to very strict policies and procedures.

To be successful in this profession, an individual must enjoy working with people, work well under pressure, be attentive to detail, and have excellent manual dexterity. Another consideration that must be taken into account is how uneasy most people are around needles and blood. This requires a phlebotomist to calm patients and be an effective communicator and a good listener.
Class meets two nights a week for eight weeks during Section I for the lecture and laboratory practice.  Students are also required to participate in Section II for the clinical rotations at an area medical facility in order to complete 100 hours of supervised phlebotomy experience.

Selection Criteria:
All students are required to turn in an application and complete
the WorkKeys entrance exam.  The WorkKeys scores required
must be a minimum of Silver level (4 or higher).

Students are responsible for scrubs and health requirements.

For information concerning Medical Classes, please contact:


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