September 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020
Tuesday & Thursday| 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
WVU Parkersburg Class
The Phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain a patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and micro-collection. The field of Phlebotomy has greatly expanded in the past several years, and the role of this integral member of the health care team has recently been brought into much sharper focus. This 133-hour program (94.5 hours of classroom learning and 38.5 hours of clinical practice) prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice, and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.
Note: An outside clinical rotation for the program requires scrub attire, immunizations and background check. Additionally, this program prepares students to sit for the National Phlebotomy exam.
– High School diploma or GED equivalent
– Current immunizations and flu shot (ranges $10 to $350)
– Criminal background check (ranges $5 to $25)
– 3 pair of scrubs (ranges $15 to $50 each)
– Books for class (ranges $50 to $200)