• Bottles Phebotomists use to collect specimen from patients

Phlebotomy/Venipuncture

This course series prepares students to sit for the national certification exam to become a Certified Phlebotomist (COT).

Phlebotomists typically draw blood and collect other specimens such as urine, throat cultures and stool cultures. They may also carry out other related clerical and routine lab tasks (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments waived) and enter results into the computer.

Prerequisites
  • Medical Terminology for Health Occupations
  • HIPAA Training
  • CPR for Health Care Providers

Required to attend a mandatory orientation prior to the start of the course

Phlebotomy/Venipuncture Courses

AHE 525 Venipuncture and Specimen Collection Techniques

Learn to collect blood and other body fluids in an ambulatory or hospital setting.

AHL 674 Venipuncture and Specimen Collection Clinical

Apply the skills obtained in the classroom to a clinical or a patient care setting. Student knowledge and skills will be assessed by a clinical preceptor. Successful completion of this course leads to preparations for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exam. Prerequisite: successful completion of Venipuncture/Specimen Collection Techniques.