A phlebotomist is a member of the healthcare team that is responsible for collecting blood samples from patients which are used as one of the tools to help diagnose health conditions.
It can be a very rewarding entry-level position, especially for anyone who would like to learn more about healthcare for making career decisions. This course will set you apart from others without experience. Our course does not lead to certification, as certification is not required to practice in the state of Nebraska.
Not for credit
We offer an affordable, concise 8 week course to teach you how to become a phlebotomist.
This course introduces the practice and theory of phlebotomy. It includes ethical and legal issues that pertain to:
- Laboratory safety
- Basic anatomy and physiology
- Types of laboratory specimens
- Specimen handling
- Special collection procedures
Practical instruction includes venipuncture and capillary blood collection. The curriculum is designed to provide the information and abilities required by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) for certification as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (PBT, ASCP).
Please note that there is not certification at the end of this course. You will have 24 hours of education and most job sites will do more onsite job training. Our minimum age requirement is 16, but employers will require a GED/High school Diploma for employment.
Course Dates, Times, and Cost
Deposit: $50 - Non-refundable and due at the time of registration. Will be applied to your tuition upon attendance to class.
Textbook: Ranges up to $115 depending on new, used, or electronic version.
Students will be required to follow Bryan Health's policy on seasonal influenza and COVID 19 vaccinations.