This course offers experience with the collection of body fluids, laboratory procedures, and skills that are necessary to enter the health care force as a phlebotomist. This course prepares the student to take the national certification exam (CPT).

Who Should Attend?

This course is open to anyone interested in entering into the health workforce.   

A Current CNA certification or EMT certification is required.

Students need to provide proof of immunizations, flu shot, background check, and drug screen, Medical Insurance,  current physical, and BLS certification before they are able to participate in clinicals.  Failure to comply could prohibit students from completing the course. 

Zero Credit Course Policy

What Will I Learn?

  • Use verbal and written communication
  • Demonstrate knowledge of age-related communication and care
  • Demonstrate accepted professional, interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate employability skills
  • Discuss phlebotomy in relation to the health care setting
  • Identify the anatomic structure and function of body systems in relation to services performed by phlebotomists
  • Recognize/identify supplies, equipment, and interfering chemical substances
  • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to perform phlebotomy
  • Practice accepted procedures of transporting, accessioning, and processing specimens
  • Practice quality assurance and safety
  • Practice infection control following standard precautions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of communicable diseases, including AIDS
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legal issues and patient rights

Grading Practices

  1. The final grade is based on pass or fail
  2. Completion of 100 successful draws, 80 hours of classroom content delivery and 80 hours of precepting by the end of the class semester at the location to which one is assigned by the instructor*
  3. Once the program is completed, the student will receive a certification of completion.

Walk Away With

Students who complete this program will receive a certificate of completion from the College of Southern Idaho and are eligible to sit for the Phlebotomy Technician Certification Exam (CPT).

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Instructor Bio

Lynn Beaurgard