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 handing, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology.
- 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 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 have arrests for DWI, POCS, assault, theft, burglary, robbery, deadly conduct, felony regardless of the date of 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.
SESSION I CLASS DATES: February 5 - April 18, 2018
Classes meet M/T/W 5:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.