Phlebotomy Technician Career Certificate Program
MARSHALLTOWN – Iowa Valley Continuing Education will be offering a Phlebotomy Technician Career Certificate Program that begins on June 4 and runs through August 8, 2013. This class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on a few selected Saturdays. The 90 hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely.
Classroom work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and clinical training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. The program also includes lab exercises, live blood draws, work with a training arm and other exercises intended to prepare students to function as an entry level Phlebotomy Technician. People interested in becoming Phlebotomists should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Phlebotomy Technicians usually work under the supervision of medical technologists or laboratory managers. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the health care system - hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO's, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers and in other health care settings. The demand for Phlebotomy Technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of health care services.
For further detailed information about the Phlebotomy Technician Career Certificate Program you can go to http://www.iavalley.edu/ivce/certification/health_education.html. The Phlebotomy Technician course costs $1599, registration and payment deadline are May 21, 2013, and the course number is HEA 2500-011.
Prospective students frequently ask if there is financial aid available for this course. At this time we do have GAP Tuition Assistance and students should contact Lori Wildman for information about the application process. It will take about 3 weeks to process the completed application. Lori can be reached at Lori.Wildman@iavalley.edu. The class will be held at Iowa Valley Continuing Education, 3702 S Center St., Marshalltown. You can call Iowa Valley Continuing Education to register at 641-752-4645. At the time of registration you will need to provide your name and contact information and payment method.