This program is taught in a traditional classroom setting with laboratory experience in my lab and at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Students will be trained to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and safety precautions based on local industry and state standards. Classroom, lab work, and clinical includes terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, infection control, and hands-on practice of skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. Requirements for admission include: proof of high school diploma or GED, current active CNA license, updated vaccines (including COVID vaccine or waiver), and ability to pass a drug screen prior to clinical time at MDMC.
This program is partnered through the National Healthcare Association (NHA). To obtain NHA’s CPT (Certified Phlebotomy Technician) certification students must successfully complete a training program in the health field covered by the NHA certification exam offered by an accredited or state-recognized institution or provider. Each student candidate for the CPT certification must be able to provide evidence that he/she has successfully performed a minimum of thirty (30) venipunctures and ten (10) capillary sticks on live individuals. The certification exam will be offered at SCTC by the instructor at the end of the course.
Costs: $1,000 per student; this includes- study modules and testing fee from NHA.