Phlebotomists are health care professionals who draw blood and other specimens from patients or blood donors for medical testing and processing. Phlebotomists work in hospitals, HMO’s, home health agencies, clinics, large medical offices, laboratories and blood banks. The demand for phlebotomists is rising. Increased population growth and the number of laboratory tests ordered by physicians due to advances in biotechnology have contributed to the demand. This certificate program includes 85 hours of classroom & lab instruction followed by a 40 hour internship where the student will get the opportunity to further develop these critical workplace skills. The courses that comprise the program are Introduction to Phlebotomy, Medical Law and Ethics, Medical Terminology, Asepsis and Infection Control, CPR and First Aid, Blood Collection Procedures, Specimen collection (non-blood) and Occupational Communication. This course prepares you to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam. The CPT is a national credential for the Phlebotomy Technician profession. Certification through the National Healthcareer Association recognizes the competency and proficiency of a clinical individual and is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).