• Phlebotomy Technician Training Program - Offered Fall and Spring

    What is a phlebotomy technician?
    Today’s phlebotomy technicians play a vital role in the operations of the clinical laboratory.  Phlebotomy is the procedure of puncturing a vein to collect blood either for analysis or transfusion. A phlebotomist or phlebotomy technician is the individual who collects the blood specimen by venipuncture or skin puncture to aid in the assessment of a patient’s medical condition.

    Students must complete the prerequisites prior to registering including transcript/GED, immunizations, and criminal background check.

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    Course Descriptions
    PLAB 1023 Phlebotomy
    Skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. Includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children, and infants.  Emphasis on infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, and accessioning. Topics include professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology. Concurrent enrollment in PLAB 1061 is required. Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED.

    PLAB 1061 Phlebotomy – Clinical
    A continuation of PLAB 1023 that includes a health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Students will be required to complete 100 clock hours of clinical training with a minimum of 100 successful, unaided blood collections including venipunctures and skin punctures. Clinical rotations will only be arranged during daytime hours and students will be required to work 8-hour shifts with some shifts starting as early as 3:00 a.m., therefore, students currently employed during the day or enrolled in daytime courses will have difficulty completing this program unless they are provided a flexible schedule for the duration of the clinical. Concurrent enrollment in PLAB 1023 is required. Prerequisites: PLAB 1023 and required immunizations.

    Admission Requirements 

    • Proof of High School Diploma or GED or higher education

    Program Requirements 

    • English reading, writing, speaking proficiency and comprehension
    • Copies of official documented immunizations

    (Contact program department for complete listing)

    • Criminal background check from Precheck, Inc.

    Required Supplies 

    • Textbook
    • Set of medical scrubs with 2 front pockets
    • Comfortable white closed-toe walking shoes

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    *Update - Due to limitations at the clinical sites, we have not scheduled any classes for this summer.  Please email us at ce@delmar.edu for Fall classes.