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Course Overview

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.

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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

Additional Information

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.

Prerequisites

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.

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Section Title
Clinical Lab Assistant/Phlebotomy for ASCP Cert
Type
In-Person Class
Days
M
Time
2:00PM to 3:30PM
Dates
Feb 21, 2022
Type
Online, self paced
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
3:30PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Feb 21, 2022 to Mar 30, 2022
Type
In-Person Class
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
4:30PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Feb 21, 2022 to Apr 01, 2022
Type
Live Online
Days
T, W, Th, F, M
Time
2:00PM to 3:30PM
Dates
Feb 22, 2022 to Mar 30, 2022
Type
In-Person Class
Days
Th, F
Time
2:00PM to 3:30PM
Dates
Mar 31, 2022 to Apr 01, 2022
Type
Lab
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
7:00AM to 3:00PM
Dates
Apr 04, 2022 to Apr 20, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
223.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $2,995.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 18, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 18, 2022
Section Notes
All in-person classes will adhere to University and State COVID guidelines, including limiting class size and social distancing best practices. Masks are required for everyone. Visit http://ce.unm.edu/safety to learn more about our safety protocols.  This is a hybrid class, all sessions are required.  (The online self-paced sessions is a place-holder for exams and can be taken at any time on that day.)
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