Credential Issued: Diploma
Program Totals Clock Hours: 200
Phlebotomy Technicians are skilled healthcare professionals, whose duties include drawing blood, preparing specimens for storage or testing, assembling equipment, and verifying patients’ records. They may also interview and screen donors at a blood bank. Palm Beach Career (PBC) – School of Allied Health Sciences students learn technical and procedural aspects of basic phlebotomy, such as collection of blood specimens, venipuncture, and dermal puncture, both in theory and hands-on practice.
Phlebotomy Technicians work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, group practices, independent laboratories, health maintenance organizations, and public facilities. If you are caring and compassionate about helping others, this is a job for you. This is a great introduction into the healthcare field and can be used as a steppingstone into another career or a career on its own.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for Phlebotomists will continue to be 25% higher than all other occupations. The average hourly wage for a phlebotomist is anywhere from $12.00 to $18.80.
The mission of Palm Beach Career (PBC) – School of Allied Health Sciences’ Phlebotomy Technician Certification Program is to prepare students to enter the healthcare field as knowledgeable and responsible professional workers by providing quality education and practical training.
For the convenience of our students, Phlebotomy Technician program is offered during the day, evening, and weekend hours. The program consists of classroom theory hours that involve lecture and lab sessions with specific clinical applications and supervised clinical hours at other clinical settings.
Due to the global pandemic, the EKG Technician program at Palm Beach Career (PBC) – School of Allied Health Sciences is also being offered through a hybrid modality, with lectures and training held online and in person.
Upon completion of all coursework with an average of a grade “C” (75%) or above and satisfactory completion of clinical skills, students receive Palm Beach Career (PBC) – School of Allied Health Sciences’ Phlebotomy Technician Diploma. They are then eligible to take the NHA CPT Certification Examination, potentially earning the credential of Certified Phlebotomy Technician.
PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN SALARY
TUITION and FEE
Currently, we do not offer financial aid through FASFA. However, you can contact your local Florida Works, and if you qualify, they may assist you with paying for some of our courses.
We do accept payment plans. If you are interested in a payment plan, please contact us for more information.
Please see student handbook or call us for more information regarding tuition and fee.
The dress code:
- Solid color blue scrub uniform (top and bottom), face mask, & sneaker
- Only religious head dressing is allowed during class.
As a NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician, a person has necessary skills to perform venipuncture, skin puncture and specimen processing. Each course consists of theoretical lectures and practical classes on the best of the equipment. The following is a list of topics that will be covered with this course:
- Venipuncture – blood draw
- Dermal puncture
- Specimen processing
- Test tubes, additives and tests
- Safety – hazards, infection control, precaution, isolation
Each course ends with the exam that is conducted at PBCC.
|Course Number||Course Title||Clock Hours|
|PHL001||Phlebotomy Basic Healthcare Worker||130|
To be admitted in the Phlebotomy Technician program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 17 years of age.
- Have signed permission from a parent or guardian if less than 18 years old.
- Submit a signed enrollment agreement.
- Have a High School Diploma or GED.
- Complete a Personal Interview with the program Director.
- Sign Enrollment Agreement.
- DAY CLASSES – 7 weekends:
- Monday – Friday: 10 am – 2 pm
- EVENING CLASSES – 12 weekends:
- Monday – Thursday: 5 pm – 9 pm
- WEEKEND CLASSES – 14 weekends:
- Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm
- ONLINE CLASSES:
- Please call for more information.
Please contact us for the next available class.
Cancellation before the start of class will result in a refund of all monies paid, except for the NON-REFUNDABLE application and registration fees.
*Schedule and/ or program subject to change without notice.