Certificate: 11 credits
Program Length: Three semesters- 8 weeks each (PLB-110, PLB-120, and PLB-130)
Phlebotomy Program Contact: (815) 921-3208
For more information, please email Amanda Lonsway at firstname.lastname@example.org
The phlebotomist is an integral part of the healthcare team. This professional will obtain blood specimens in a prompt and efficient manner. This individual must be proficiently trained to maintain high standards to ensure quality and safety in all aspects of specimen collection. The Phlebotomy Technician Program involves teaching of techniques for the purpose of obtaining blood samples by venipuncture and dermal capillary procedures. Medical and Laboratory terminology, anatomy of the circulatory systems, interpersonal communication, laboratory safety, legal guidelines and professional skills will be covered.
Upon successful completion of the three portions of this 24-week program, the student will have entry-level employment skills and meet all requirements to qualify for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) examination. The first and second portion of this program will consist of 16 weeks of classroom lecture and lab skill demonstration. The third portion of this program will consist of eight weeks where the student will be assigned 110 hours at a medical practicum site to obtain practical experience and record 100 venipunctures and dermal punctures to meet the competency requirements.
NOTE: Practicum is offered during the daytime hours only.
This program prepares students for a career in Health Science Fields. The program is also beneficial for Nursing students, Certified Nursing Assistants, and Medical Assistants. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will have the qualifications to work as an entry-level phlebotomist in a medical office, drawing center, or hospital setting.
Must be 18 years of age or older prior to Phlebotomy Program registration
Current CPR Certification
NAVY BLUE medical scrubs are required. Please see Program Coordinator.
Proof of liability insurance and medical insurance coverage.
Phlebotomy Technician (#5605)
The Phlebotomy Technician program at Rock Valley College meets the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) education requirements that qualify completers to take the Board of Certification examination, to obtain a phlebotomy certification that is recognized in 48 of the 50 United States.