Phlebotomists may work in clinical laboratories, hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, and other health care facilities. While phlebotomists are commonly supervised by a clinical laboratory technologist or another medical professional, in medical and diagnostic laboratories patient interaction is sometimes only with the phlebotomist. This allows a unique opportunity to positively impact the patient’s experience.
Our 2-session program will teach you blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions and offers hands-on clinical hours.
About the Program
Phlebotomy Session I
90 classroom hours
This first session concentrates on developing skills in the performance of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. This includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles, and blood culture. It also covers specimen collection on adults, children, and infants. Infection prevention, patient identification, specimen labeling, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology are emphasized.
Phlebotomy Session II
150 clinical hours
This second session works on developing skills in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. This includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles, and blood culture. It also covers specimen labeling, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology.
Program cost: $949
TO REGISTER FOR THE CLASS, STUDENTS MUST:
- High School Diploma or GED
- Social Security Card
- Driver's License / State ID
- Shot Records
- Healthcare CPR required
- Background check*
- Drug screening
*Students must sign a release for Panola College to check the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Background Check prior to admission to Phlebotomy 1023. If a student is a minor, permission must be obtained by the legal guardian. In addition to the Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 250.006, Panola College reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant to the Phlebotomy Program that has arrests for DWI, POCS, assault, theft, burglary, robbery, deadly conduct, felony regardless of the date of the offense.
For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the Director of Workforce and Continuing Education. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.
Scholarships are now being offered for several of our CE programs, including phlebotomy. Students will need to have applications submitted two weeks prior to the first class day. The amount of the scholarship will aid the student up to 25% of the total cost of the programs they choose.
October 4, 2021 - March 28, 2022
Oct 4 - Dec 10: Classes meet Mondays at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM; plus ONLINE work
Jan 3 - March 28: Classes meet Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Clinical times TBA