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.
97% 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.
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 in your clinical lab placement
Who Should Attend
- Individuals seeking immediate employment as a Clinical Lab Assistant or Phlebotomist
- Those interested in pursuing a career in the medical field or looking for experience in a clinical setting
Schedule Overview: Class 6 weeks, Mon-Fri: Theory 2pm - 3:30pm (live online and some in-person), (break 1hr)/ In-Person Lab 4:30pm-6:30pm.
(Self-paced sessions is a place holder for exams, taken by date due in syllabus.) Followed by Clinicals: 2.5 weeks, Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, 40hr/per week.
-An evening clinical schedule is available, please send your request. Clinical placement outside of Albuquerque (in NM) is available, 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 & supplies in a timely manner.
No previous medical experience is required. Participants must be 18 or older with the minimal education being a high school diploma or GED. Background Check/Clearance must be given from Dept of Health 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.