Phlebotomy Technician

Program Description

In the ACC Continuing Education Workforce Development one-semester Phlebotomy Technician Program, you will learn the skills to assist health care teams in the accurate, safe, and reliable collection and transportation of blood and other specimens for clinical testing.

Admission Requirements

The ACC Phlebotomy program is open to any person at least 18-years-old at the start of the course, along with the following requirements:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be able to effectively communicate orally and in-writing with English
  • Have a basic understanding of computers and access to email
  • Be physically able to stand for prolonged periods and maneuver in limited spaces
  • Be able to push/pull/lift 50+ pounds
  • Additional specific hospital requirements may vary

Visit the CEWD Healthcare page for Viewpoint Screening and the application process.  The applicant will need to:

  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Be current in health care vaccinations
  • Have a CEWD Physical form completed
  • Have a current CPR certification
  • Read and understand HB1508 requirements for the licensing path

Click here to apply for admission into the program and select "Phlebotomy Application" under Topic Code.  In addition, the Viewpoint Screening process must be complete before registering for classes. Upon completion of these steps, a member of CEWD will contact you to finalize your registration into the program. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

 

Course Descriptions

The ACC PBT Program consists of both online classes and hands-on lab practice. New sessions of this one semester program are held year-round. In this course, students will develop the skills you need to master a variety of blood-collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. Class topics include:

  • Vacuum collection devices
  • Syringes
  • Capillary skin puncture
  • Butterfly needles and blood culture
  • Specimen collection on adults, children, and infants
  • Proper patient identification
  • Labeling of specimens for quality assurance
  • Professionalism and ethics
  • Medical Terminology

This is a hybrid course and most of the assignments and tests can be done on your home computer or on the college computers. This is a one-semester program which includes four on-campus face to face labs for instruction and to practice vein-punctures on mannequin arms. Note: This class must be taken concurrently with Clinical Phlebotomy.

This class serves as the lab portion of the PBT program. It is a health-related, work-based learning experience that enables you to apply the information learned in the lecture portion of the program to actual, hands-on sample collection. Clinical hours must be completed at a clinic or hospital. Direct supervision is provided by a clinical professional. Note: This class must be taken concurrently with the Phlebotomy lecture class.

 

Upcoming Classes

Phlebotomy (Hybrid)

Alvin Campus

Course No.

Date(s)

Time

Day

Room

Instructor

CEPLAB 1023 01

1/18/2023 - 4/19/2023

7:00PM - 9:30PM

W

H108

P. Calbillo

 

Clinical Phlebotomy 
This class must be taken concurrently with CEPLAB 1023

Alvin Campus

Course No.

Date(s)

Time

Day

Room

Instructor

CEPLAB 1060 01

1/20/2023 - 4/20/2023

TBD

TBD

TBD

P. Calbillo

 

Program Investment is $1,904.52 for in-district and $1,974.52 for out-of-district.

Tuition and fees are subject to change.