Frequently Asked Questions
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About our Phlebotomy Technician Program
Phlebotomy is a 60 hour course designed for Allied Health workers who need to learn the clinical skill of Phlebotomy. Students will review universal precautions, specimen requirements, laboratory policies, and veni and capillary punctures. Students will learn from practicing live sticks on each other and mannequins hands to receive required sticks for this program and receive a certificate of completion. Additionally, graduates will be qualified for the optional certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) once they complete additional experience which must include a minimum of 30 successful venipunctures and 10 successful capillary sticks. NOTE: This 60 hour program does not include the arranging of a free externship rotation on behalf of students nor does CCTC promise any student,that they will be able to receive a minimum of 30 successful venipunture and 10 successful capillary sticks while attending CCTC Phlebotomy Program. Although not required to work as a Phlebotomy Technician, students that wish to pursue a externship rotation for more experience or to obtain the minimum sticks required by NHA should contact local health care organizations to arrange their personal externship schedule.
A high school diploma or GED or completion of Ability To Benefit Exam offered at CCTC AND a current CPR Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) or Heartsaver from the American Heart Association. (CCTC will not recognize online certification)
YOU MUST BRING BOTH OF THESE DOCUMENTS THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS!
Is a Certification required to work in the state of Tennessee?
Certification is not required to work as a Phlebotomist in the state of Tennessee. Upon completion of this course, and met additional NHA minimum stick requirement, graduates are eligible to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam, which is a computerized test offered through the National Healthcareer Association. The cost of the CPT exam offered by NHA is $115 and is considered optional, but highly encouraged.
Optional Study Guide:
Certified Phlebotomy Technician Study Guide by National HealthCareer Association available from (www.nhanow.com)
Employment opportunities include:
How do I look up authorization of your schools Phlebotomy Technician program on Tennessee Higher Education commission website?
How do i find out about job placement and graduation data for your school?
Job placement and graduation data can be found at Tennessee Higher Education Commission's website, or simply by visiting http://tn.gov/thec