Phlebotomy Technician Program
In-Person 90 hour class
The Phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain
patient's blood specimens by venipuncture and microcollection. The field of Phlebotomy has greatly
expanded in the past several years, and the role of this integral member of the health care team has recently
been brought into much sharper focus.
Phlebotomy Technician – Employment &Education
Phlebotomist’s draw blood from patients for testing purposes. They usually work under the supervision of
medical technologists or laboratory managers. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the health care
system - hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO's, public health facilities,
veteran hospitals, insurance carriers and in other health care settings. The demand for Phlebotomy
Technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of health care services and the risks of
People interested in becoming Phlebotomists should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
Phlebotomy Technician Program
The 90 hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from
clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to
blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely.
Classroom work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen
hands-on practice; and clinical training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. The
program also includes lab exercises, live blood draws, work with a training arm and other exercises
intended to prepare students to function as an entry level Phlebotomy Technician.
NOTE: This 90 hour program does not include the arranging of a free clinical rotation on behalf of
students. Although not required to work as a Phlebotomy Technician, students that wish to pursue a
clinical rotation should contact local health care organizations to arrange their personal clinical schedule.
Phlebotomy Technician Detailed Course Information
anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
medical terminology and laboratory theory
laboratory law, ethics and regulatory issues
specimen documentation and transportation
non blood specimen collection
pediatric & geriatric blood collection
quality, competency and performance assessment
phlebotomy theory / simulated lab
arterial, intravenous (IV) & special collections procedures
specimen collection, processing and handling
laboratory operations (e.g. safety, quality control,)
cells, lab safety, anatomy of the arm, using a tourniquet
blood collection systems, review of medical asepsis and hand washing
blood and blood composition, blood tubes, coagulation, venipuncture protocols, working with a
anatomy of hand, leg & foot – arteries and veins
heel puncture, protocol, practice, syringe draws
blood banks and blood typing, lab departments and personnel
universal precautions – safety protocols, infection control
respiratory, pneumonia & TB isolation protocol, live venipunctures & skin punctures, syringe practice
CBC/DIFF, hematological lab tests, disease and disorders, order of draw
training arm practice and other clinical lab exercises
Date/Time: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:30 PM, and some Saturdays from 9:00 AM –
3:00 PM on March 29, 31, April 2, 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, 30, May 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26,
Cost: $1599 which covers materials and course
Sponsor/Location: Iowa Valley Continuing Education, 3702 S Center St., Marshalltown. Enter the
continuing education entrance on the southwest side of the campus, room 702.
Course Number: HEA 2500-006.
This class flier can be found on the IVCE web site at
Registration and Payment Procedure:
Call: 1-800-284-4823, or 752-4645
Mail or in person: Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center, 3702 S. Center St., Marshalltown, IA 50158
On Line: www.iowavalley.com
Registration and payment deadline: 3-16-11.
Phlebotomy Technician 90 Hour In-Person Career Prep Course: HEA 2500-006
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Iowa Valley Continuing Education is operated by Iowa Valley Community College District, and serves residents in the four-county area including Hardin, Marshall, Poweshiek, and Tama counties.
IVCCD is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (30 N. LaSalle St. Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; ph.
800-621-7440) and approved by the Iowa Department of Education. IVCE and IVCCD are committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment
without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, marital status, national origin, age, or physical or mental disability. Iowa Valley Community College District understands its responsibilities under
the Americans with Disabilities act to reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Please indicate by calling IVCE at 752-4645 before the class if there are accommodations needed for a
meeting/class to be accessible for your participation. Request for refund must be made prior the scheduled activity.