Phlebotomy Technician

Due before registration: Prerequisites: Candidates must obtain a reading score of 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA). High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma/HSED. A health assessment/physical examination, Basic 5 Panel drug screening, Hepatitis B, T-dap, MMR, Varicella, TB test, and the Flu vaccine. *The physical exam, drug screening and all proof of immunizations/vaccinations must be performed no sooner than two months before the first date of the class. Clinical sites may require any of these health prerequisites to be performed again before your internship.

Due on the first day of class: A criminal background check must be completed and will be the financial responsibility of the student. Students will be presented with more information and will initiate their background check at orientation/first day of class, and payment may be made with a credit card at that time. Students may choose to mail in a money order, however, the background check will only begin once payment is received. The report must be received within 30 days of the first day of class. Proof of adequate health insurance is required on the first day of class and must be maintained throughout the clinical/internship.

The phlebotomist is responsible for obtaining blood samples from patients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. The phlebotomist is skilled in blood collection techniques and handling, transporting and processing blood specimens. Learning experiences will include laboratory practice on artificial arms and extensive clinical experience at area medical facilities. Students successfully completing all classroom and clinical requirements will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Phlebotomy (CPT) certification examination. The cost of this exam is included in the program.

College Pathways: Upon credential attainment, you may be eligible for up to 3 college credits toward an Atlantic Cape Health Science degree.

Student Responsibility: Students are responsible for purchasing the following items for use during their training program: white sneakers that are closed-toe and do not have any openings or cutouts of any kind; clogs are not acceptable, a watch with a second hand is required for measuring vital signs and headphones or earbuds for use during computer lab sessions.

Note: Students are required to achieve a minimum number of sticks during the Phlebotomy module. Under supervision, students practice Phlebotomy draws on fellow students. Clinical sites may require students to show proof of adequate health insurance prior to starting clinical internship. Clinical sites may require students to wear facemasks during flu season if the student does not show proof of receiving the flu vaccine.

PHLB-136 (132 hours)
Fee: $1,899 (Tuition $1504, Materials $395)

  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Mondays and Tuesdays, Beginning April 6 (ends August 11)
    (All students must attend 4-9 p.m. on July 21), 6-9 p.m.

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