This program includes 90 hours of classroom theory and hands on labs and a clinical externship at a local healthcare provider. The classroom instruction consists of lectures, group activities, discussions and exams, and the lab provides an opportunity for students to learn, practice and demonstrate medical assistant skills. The externship allows students to apply the skills they have learned in a real-world healthcare setting.
The program will cover the following key areas and topics:
Process and procedures for collecting blood specimens for laboratory analysis
All aspects of blood collection and related procedures
The order of draw
Skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely
Terminology and related anatomy and physiology
The history of phlebotomy and the healthcare setting
Quality assurance and legal issues
Infection control, safety, first aid, and personal wellness
Medical terminology and laboratory theory
Human anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
Respiratory, pneumonia and TB isolation protocol
Laboratory skills and simulated/animated labs
Phlebotomy is among the fastest growing occupations, as noted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showing a 24% growth rate of employment from 2016-2026.
Full course fee is only $1,799. Enrollment fee must be paid in full prior to the start of the program and includes all textbooks.
Spring classes begin March 5, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 to 9:30 p.m. (March 5 to May 14)
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (March 24, April 14 and May 5)
Porreco College of Edinboro University
After completing the Phlebotomy Technician Program, students will be eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) national examination.