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Fall Course Targets Those Seeking Employment as Phlebotomists


A Clinical Phlebotomy course will be offered this fall in the Klump Academic Center on Pennsylvania College of Technology’s main campus.

The program – 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 18 to Oct. 23 – will provide instruction in how to collect blood samples using venipuncture and capillary puncture procedures.

It will also include how to properly and safely use needles, lancets and butterflies to collect the samples, as well as the different types of collection tubes to use for the appropriate tests. Basic specimen preparation, patient interactions and confidentiality issues are also addressed.

The course combines a classroom phase (approximately 40 hours of instruction) and a 40-hour externship that provides live blood-draw experience prior to sitting for certification.

The objective is to prepare students to seek employment as entry-level phlebotomists. Those successfully completing the course will be issued a certificate and be eligible to sit for a certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association.

For more information about the application process and admission requirements, contact Penn College’s Workforce Development & Continuing Education office by calling 570-327-4775 or emailing Carrie R. Kiess-Hill, workforce development assistant.

Interested participants can register directly through WDCE.

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