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HCA 1132

Credit(s): 2

This intensive 75-hour course of study is designed to prepare students for immediate employment as phlebotomists in the hospital or clinical setting. The phlebotomist’s primary function is to assist the healthcare team in the accurate, safe, and reliable collection and transportation of specimens for clinical laboratory testing. Classes meet on campus (30 hours) with variable clinical experiences at local hospitals or clinics. Students will complete a minimum 45 hours of clinical training and orientation in an accredited laboratory, and 25 successful unaided blood collections including venipuncture and skin punctures. This course meets the eligibility requirements for the National Credentials of Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT). (2 sch: 2-hr. lab, 3-hr. clinical)