Phlebotomy

Description: The study of drawing blood for laboratory testing in a hospital, laboratory, or blood bank setting. Phlebotomy is a one semester classroom course as well as on-the-job externship. Students will learn to administer skin punctures as well as vein-punctures, as well as learn all aspects and responsibilities entailed in phlebotomy work. At the conclusion of the classroom training, students must pass the National Healthcare Association CPT1 exam prior to starting externship.

Contact info: Kathi Schmid: 707.467.5123

Time: One semester (5 months plus a 40 hour externship)

Salary Potential: $12-$27 per hour

Cost: $2,000 (subject to change) cost includes textbooks and supplies, drug screen and background check. Additional fees required for national exam as well as state certification fee (fees vary).

Pre-Requisites: 18 years of age, High school diploma, or equivalency, a passing score on a basic skills examination and ability to pass drug screening and ability to pass a background check.