Course OverviewIn 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
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
45 Sessions Classroom and lab hours for the first 6 weeks of class are M-Th from 2pm to 6:30pm with a 30-minute break, for a total of 120 hours. Clinical hours for the last 3 weeks (M-F 8am-4pm) are 34 hours per week for a total of 100 hours. If you need an evening schedule for clinicals, we can work with you.
Please Apply and Register 2 weeks before the start date. This allows us to plan for class enrollment and to order books and supplies in a timely manner