Well-trained, professional, and proficient Phlebotomists are desperately needed in hospitals, clinics, and doctor's offices. The Phlebotomy Program offered by Luzerne County Community College consists of theoretical and clinical application presented in a 140 hour format, which includes 100 of classroom instruction and 40 hours of internship at a local hospital or clinic. The internship must be completed within one year of the start date of the program. The goal of this program is to focus on the techniques, procedures, and issues pertaining to the proper collection of blood specimens for routine clinical laboratory testing. Coursework for the program includes the following topics:
- Historical Perspectives
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Phlebotomy Functions
- Medical Terminology
- Clinical Lab Techniques
- Phlebotomy Techniques
- Human Relations
After completing the coursework, students will receive a Certificate of Achievement. Students will also be encouraged to take the National Health Career Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Exam. Career opportunities for students successfully completing the program include employment in hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices.
This program is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Students should have a high school diploma or GED. Because this is a comprehensive training program, no previous training is required.
*Note: Due to clinical regulations clinical hours are typically scheduled during first shift hours (7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.).