VC’s Workforce & Continuing Education Department offers an 11-week training course in Phlebotomy. Phlebotomists collect blood specimens for lab tests.

This course will prepare you to work in any blood collection-related career, such as a blood bank, hospital or lab. You will learn a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions.

Classroom and laboratory portions are conducted onsite at VC. The required clinical portion of this course is conducted in area health care agencies, clinics, private physician offices, and medical laboratory facilities.

Coursework includes:

  • Vacuum collection devices
  • Syringes
  • Capillary skin puncture
  • Butterfly needles and blood culture
  • Specimen collection on adults, children, and infants
  • Infection prevention
  • Proper patient identification
  • Labeling of specimens and quality assurance
  • Specimen handling, processing, and accessioning
  • Professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology
Learn more about phlebotomy training and other Healthcare Professions training courses offered through VC's Workforce & Continuing Education Department.

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