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Phlebotomy—Technical Certificate

Phlebotomists collect appropriate and adequate blood samples for analysis at the request of physicians. Their expertise in the collection of blood samples ensures that accurate test results are achieved for a variety of diagnostic purposes. These skilled technicians follow rigorous safety precautions to prevent the spread of infectious diseases to themselves and others. Maintaining a clean and organized area, using appropriate instruments, following safety procedures, and properly disposing of biohazardous materials are of utmost importance.

Successful phlebotomists maintain strict confidentiality, project a clean professional appearance and enjoy working with people. To minimize patient discomfort, they should have a friendly and empathetic disposition.

Purpose

To train students for employment as blood bank or plasma center donor screeners or as phlebotomists. Employment skills training is included. Availability of clinical sites may restrict entry into phlebotomy courses. This program does not meet the minimum requirements for federal financial aid, however, other forms of financial aid may be available.

Length

Full-time students may complete the program in one semester.

Location

This program can be completed on the East Campus in Dade City, the North Campus in Brooksville and the West Campus in New Port Richey.

Format

Courses and clinical components are part of the curriculum.