Phlebotomy Technician Career Certification Program
MARSHALLTOWN – Iowa Valley Continuing Education will be offering a Phlebotomy Technician Career Certificate Program that begins on Sept. 23, 2014 and runs through Dec. 11, 2014. This class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on a few selected Saturdays in Marshalltown. 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_careers.html. The Phlebotomy Technician course costs $1599, registration and payment deadline are Sept. 11, and the course number is HEA 2500.(3). Iowa Valley Continuing Education utilizes the Gap Tuition Assistance Program to provide tuition support for eligible participants.
The Gap Tuition Assistance Program is offered to non-credit certificate programs that are not eligible for federal financial aid. This program fills the gap in providing resources to populations that would otherwise not be able to afford training. The program is a needs-based tuition assistance program to eligible applicants that will help them to complete a continuing education certificate training program for in-demand occupations. Persons must allow 4 weeks for the application process.
Persons interested in the Gap Tuition Assistance Program can contact Jennifer Rice at 641-844-5629 in Marshalltown or Molly Hippen at 641-648-8511 in Iowa Falls.
The Phlebotomy Technician class will be held at Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center in Marshalltown. You can enroll and pay online at www.IowaValley.com.