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Course Name:Phlebotomy
Cost:$480.00 (Cost includes book use and voucher for certification exam.)
Location:Herzing University - Akron, 1600 S. Arlington Street, Suite 100, Akron, OH 44306
Items needed:See Required Texts or Other Supplemental Materials below
Contact hours:48 contact hours
Weeks to complete:8 weeks

Health Requirements must be completed two weeks prior to start date.

Documentation of the following immunizations is required:

  • 2 doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine OR Positive titers for Rubeola (Measles), Mumps and Rubella
  • History of having Chicken Pox OR Documentation of 2 doses of Varicella vaccine
  • Tuberculosis Screening—there are two methods of tuberculosis screening available to you – your choices are:
  1. QuantiFERON TB test: This test requires phlebotomy (blood draw)
  2. Baseline 2 step PPD skin test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine series OR Positive HBV titer
  • Influenza immunization (current flu season) October to March
Who should attend:Students interested in obtaining a Phlebotomy Certificate
Course type:Lecture and Lab

Course Information

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to function as a specialist in obtaining blood specimens. The knowledge and skills utilized while collecting various blood samples from patients are vital in today’s healthcare industry. A foundation will be constructed by learning and practicing in a real world environment including: specimen requisition and processing; proper equipment and utilization; and quality assurance. The phlebotomist must have knowledge of the healthcare system including: terminology used; laws and ethics; and procedural standards that govern their practices. The student will learn anatomy and physiology focusing on knowledge that will enhance their skills in sample recovery for both capillary and venous blood collection. The final step in fostering the growth of our students into an exceptional phlebotomist is to provide hands on training in recognizing and minimizing patient’s exposure to infection while focusing on patient care.

It is the goal of the phlebotomy program to provide the education and practical requirements to allow students to sit for the Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) offered by the National Healthcareer Association. Completion of the program is not dependent on the student’s ability to pass the certification exam.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand Blood specimen processing including collecting, transporting, and handling.
  2. Identify and use the proper equipment, supplies, and additives needed in blood collection.
  3. Recognize influences related to specimen collection procedures and test results and taking proper actions.
  4. Understand infection control and safety policies and procedures.
  5. Understand quality control measures.
  6. Recognize the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel and be able to professionally interact with them.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of requisitioning and the legal repercussions within the work location.
  8. Applying basic skills in learning new processes and techniques.
  9. Realize the importance of continuing education within the profession.
  10. Meet the academic requirements to be eligible to apply and sit for the Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) through the National Healthcareer Association or an equivalent certifying agency.

Required Texts or Other Supplemental Materials

Phlebotomy Essentials, 5th Ed., McCall & Tankersley, ISBN978-1-60547-637-7

Student Workbook for Phlebotomy Essentials, 5 Ed., McCall & Tankersley, ISBN 978-1-60831-119-4

Phlebotomy Exam Review,  4th Ed., McCall & Tankersley, ISBN 978-1-60831-120-0


Christine L. Kirtley, MSTE, CMA (AAMA)
Medical Assisting Department Chair

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