Nine-week Phlebotomy Certification Program
Are you looking for a career in healthcare or need clinical medical experience? Have you thought about becoming a phlebotomist? As a phlebotomist, you are responsible for drawing blood from patients and delivering this blood to local laboratories for testing and while getting to meet and interact with new people on a day-to-day basis.
90% of graduates go on to work in a medical lab immediately after graduation.
In addition to clinicians, nurses and patient support personnel, the medical laboratory serves a vital role in the healthcare system, providing clinicians with excellent diagnostic tests. Specimens must first be collected and assessed for quality before being analyzed by the clinical laboratory; this is the essential role of the Clinical Laboratory Assistant/ Phlebotomist.
Work Keys Guide - Not required during Covid-19
CLA/Phlebotomy Program – what tuition includes and other costs
What You'll Learn
- Learn best-practices and industry standards used in the medical laboratory
- Become comfortable with medical terminology and the science of venipuncture, or drawing blood samples
- Receive hands-on training on how to first draw blood from an artificial arm and then from fellow students
- Draw blood from actual patients in a local clinical laboratory where you will experience the real world of a phlebotomist/CLA
- Have the opportunity to display your acquired skills for potential employment
Who Should Attend
- Individuals seeking immediate employment as a Phlebotomist
- Those interested in pursuing a career in the medical field or looking for experience in a clinical setting
Overview of schedule: M-F 6 weeks: Theory (live online) 2pm-3:30pm, (break for 1hr)/ In-Person Lab 4:30pm-6:30pm.
(Self-paced 3:30pm-4:00pm - is a place holder for exams - can be taken at any time.)
(Followed by Clinicals: 2.5 weeks, Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, 40hr/ per week)
-An evening clinical schedule is available, we will work with you. Clinical placement outside of Albuquerque, in state of NM, also available. Make your request prior to start of course.
Apply and Register at least 2 weeks before the start date. This allows us to plan for class enrollment and order books and supplies in a timely manner.
Program is offered two times per year: late July and late February. Students interested in the program should submit their application.
No previous medical experience is required. Participants must be 18 or older with the minimal education being a high school diploma or GED. Participants are required to take WorkKeys workplace assessments in reading and math. WorkKeys may be waived with a post-secondary degree. Clearance must be given from Caregiver Criminal History Background Screening (CCHBS). All immunizations need to be up-to-date prior to clinical rotations in the laboratory.
Dress code, background checks, and immunization requirements will be covered in the first two weeks of class.