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Certified Phlebotomy Technician

ZZZ 632A2 Certified Phlebotomy Technician

A phlebotomist is a person trained to obtain blood specimens by venipuncture and micro techniques.  In addition to technical, clerical, and interpersonal skills, the phlebotomist must develop strong organizational skills to efficiently handle a heavy workload and maintain accuracy.

This 170-hour comprehensive program consists of 90 classroom hours, 30 hours of simulated lab, plus a 50-hour externship (completion of 75 venipunctures) at Newton Medical Center.

Course content includes:

  • Medical terminology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Blood collection
  • Specimen transport and processing
  • Infection control and safety
  • Quality control
  • Confidentiality and communication skills

The program meets the requirements for certification by the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians and American Medical Technologists (AMT).  Upon successful completion of this program, the student is eligible for national certification by AMT or ASPT.

JOB OUTLOOK 2014 – 2024: 25% GROWTH        

Prerequisites: 18 years old, HS diploma or GED, physical exam, and fluid resistant lab coat. Clear understanding of written and spoken English.

Optional responsibility of student:  National Certification Fees and first year membership payable to AMT $120 or ASPT $85.00 www.aspt.org

Note: Externship hours available M-F, 7:00am-3:30pm as scheduled with the instructor and NMC.

Students must complete 100 successful venipunctures plus 25 dermal punctures.  Externship hours may extend past the last lecture date of class.

Course dates: March 15 – Aug. 4, 2107
Time: Wed. and Fri. 6pm
Location: SCCC Building A; Room A207
Tuition: $ 1,245.00 + Textbook

Please contact Elaine Stanton at 973.300.2332 or email mstanton@sussex.edu for more information.