This is a certificate level course.
The program is based on the guidelines, models and requirements of the approving agency. It consists of 280 contact hours: 140 hours of classroom work (lecture and lab) and 140 hours of practical experience at an approved site. Students completing the program have several avenues leading to certification. The program consists of six courses. Three courses form a knowledge base for students to specialize in the skills of a phlebotomist. These include Medical Terminology, CPR for Healthcare Professionals, and Human Disease. Two courses, Phlebotomy and Phlebotomy II, focus on the skills and knowledge specific to the actual duties performed by a phlebotomist. The capstone course is an externship in a medical clinic or hospital. In the externship, participants will practice and master the duties of phlebotomist under the supervision of a certified professional.
Umanah Healthcare Institute Program provide students with quality, affordable and accessible healthcare education and training to produce job-ready individuals who fulfill the needs of healthcare employers and the community.
Graduates are proficient in collecting, transporting, handling, and processing blood specimens for analysis.
Graduates are proficient in demonstrating professional conduct and interpersonal skills with patients, peers, and other health care personnel.
Graduates demonstrate an understanding of requisitioning and the legal implications of their work.
Graduates demonstrate competence in beginning computer skills.
Graduates eligible to apply to take the exam to become certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
- High School Diploma, GED, or College Transcript
- Certified Nursing Assistant
- Evening classes only Friday and Saturday, TIME: 5pm-10pm
Umanah Healthcare Institute holds clinical at two separate hospitals. In order to qualify for your rotation the following requirements must be met:
- Immunization Record (including proof of Varicella)
- Recent TB Results
- Hepatitis B Series/Flu Vaccination OR Hepatitis B/Flu Declination Form
- 5-Panel Drug Screen
- Background Check
- Hospital Orientation Packet
The Phlebotomy curriculum prepares individuals to obtain blood and other specimens for the purpose of laboratory analysis. The course includes but not limited to:
- Proper specimen collection and handling
- Communication skills, and maintaining patient data.
- Leadership, human relations, and employability skills;
- Performing safe and efficient work practices in obtaining adequate and correct blood specimens by capillary or venipuncture on adults, children and neonates.
- Maintaining the integrity of the specimen in relation to the test to be performed; preparing blood smears ; labeling specimens accurately and completely; collecting timed specimens;
- Promoting the comfort and well-being of the patient while performing blood collecting duties; observing safety policies and procedures; medical terminology.
Assisting in emergency procedures including CPR; delivering a variety of clinical specimens to the clinical laboratory; sorting and recording specimens received in the laboratory; centrifuging specimens and preparing aliquots of samples according to the designated protocol; distributing samples to appropriate laboratory sections; and preparing collection trays for specimen procurement.
PHLEBOTOMY CLASS SCHEDULE: (CHARLOTTE CAMPUS ONLY)
New class times will be posted soon.