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Spring 2016 courses are underway. Fall 2016 dates will be posted in August.
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The Phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient's blood specimens by venipuncture and microcollection. The field of Phlebotomy has greatly expanded in the past several years, and the role of this integral member of the health care team has recently been brought into much sharper focus.
Phlebotomist's draw blood from patients for testing purposes. They 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 and the risks of infectious disease.
People interested in becoming Phlebotomists should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
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.
NOTE: This 90 hour program does not include the arranging of a free clinical rotation on behalf of students. Although not required to work as a Phlebotomy Technician, students that wish to pursue a clinical rotation should contact local health care organizations to arrange their personal clinical schedule.
Before completing any paperwork for the healthcare programs, please read the following.
Healthcare Programs Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do I need to fill out a FAFSA?
No. Federal Student Aid does not cover these
2. Can I get a Pell Grant?
No. Federal Pell Grants do not cover these programs.
3. What financial assistance is available? Who can I talk to about financial aid?
The UT Martin Office of Financial Aid does not provide assistance for these programs.
Financial Assistance may be available through the Local Workforce Development:
4. When can I submit my application for the program?
We cannot accept your application for the program until you have payment or verification of payment. Completed applications are submitted to the UT Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies (ECOS) at: 110 Gooch Hall, UT Martin, Martin, TN 38238.
5. If I pass the class am I certified?
No. You will receive a Certificate of Completion for successfully completing the program.
Phlebotomy Tech Certification
National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certification Exam given at end of class. Instructor will assist students with registration.
Cost of exam – as of April, 2010: $105. More information about the certification exam may be found at: www.nhanow.com/certifications/phlebotomy-technician NHA is accredited through National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)
6. Will I get a job?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: “For workers who have an interest in science and in helping people, healthcare occupations are expected to provide some of the most plentiful and highest paying career opportunities. Overall, healthcare occupations are projected to provide nearly 3 million job openings between 2002 and 2012 for workers who don’t have a bachelor’s degree.” Check with local clinics, pharmacies, and hospitals to see if they have job openings.
7. How much will I make?
Salary varies by location and occupation. Check with your local clinics, hospitals and pharmacies to see what they are paying.
8. When do I get my books?
Books are distributed at the first class meeting.
9. What do I need to bring to class?
Items for taking notes (paper, pencils, pen)
10. Is there a payment plan?
No, full payment is due prior to the first class meeting.
11. Do I need a uniform?
If after reading the above information you have questions, please call us at 731-881-7082.
Payment must accompany registration. Once you submit the registration form, please call our office at 731-881-7104 to make payment. We accept Visa, MC and Discover. If you are applying for funding through WIA (see #3 under FAQ), please let us know which WIA Center is assisting you. It is recommended you register at least two weeks prior to the start date. Register Now!
Registration fee: includes all books and supplies