Phlebotomy Technician Course
Phlebotomists are skilled health care professionals who have been trained to collect, transport, handle and process blood and other specimens for laboratory analysis using venipuncture and microcollection techniques.
Students will develop skills in performing phlebotomy procedures through didactic training followed by externships (optional).
Florida Gulf Coast University's Phlebotomy Technician program, offered in connection with MK Education, is designed to prepare students for entry level competencies as phlebotomists in hospitals, clinics, blood banks and other health care settings.
Areas of Study Include:
Demonstrate Accepted Professional, Communication, And Interpersonal Skills
Discuss Phlebotomy In Relation To The Health Care Setting
Identify The Anatomic Structure And Function Of Body Systems
Recognize And Identify Collection Reagents Supplies, Equipment And Interfering Chemical Substances
Demonstrate Skills And Knowledge Necessary To Perform Phlebotomy
Practice Infection Control Following Universal (Standard) Precautions
Practice Accepted Procedures Of Transporting, Accessioning And Processing Specimens
Practice Quality Assurance And Safety
High School diploma or GED
At least 18 years of age for the Externship Program.
Phlebotomy Technician Career Outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a phlebotomist is $32,710. Salaries may change depending on location, experience and hours worked.
The externship serves as working experience, as well as a reference for future employment.
This program has been upgraded with a 100-hour externship to enable the student to reach the 100 sticks needed to sit for national certification exams. For an additional fee of $450, students have the option to receive hands-on-training at a local clinic through MK Education.
MK Education has established relationships with pharmacies (both retail and hospital sites) nationwide to provide potential opportunities to complete this externship for all our students.
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Online Phlebotomy Technician Program
Classes are all done online, in which video lectures and materials are reviewed at home.
Get started in a non-credit undergraduate program and earn credentials employers recognize.