Phlebotomy Technicians perform clinical tasks in hospital laboratories, medical offices and healthcare clinics and other health practitioners. Phlebotomists collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.
Students who complete Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) training and achieve a passing score on the national Certified Phlebotomy Technician certification exam are equipped with the foundation and skills they need to perform in modern healthcare settings, including:
- Effective communication and patient interaction
- Accurate reading and documenting of medical records
- Medical terminology
- Anatomy and physiology of the hand, leg and foot
- Laboratory operations, quality assurance & safety
- Blood collection procedures
- Proper exam room preparation, specimen handling and infection control
- Understanding and executing directions from healthcare supervisors
Trainee Requirement Details
Includes up to 90 hours of lecture and hands-on labs. An optional clinical externship of up to 40 hours is recommended. Trainees must be at least 18 years of age. Background check, drug screen and successful completion of First-Aid/CPR course for healthcare workers course (included) is required to participate in clinicals.
FastForward Financial Assistance Funding
Qualifying Virginia residents may be eligible for FastForward financial assistance, which could reduce the cost of tuition by two-thirds.