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Phlebotomy and Specimen Processing
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Phlebotomy and Specimen Processing
Phlebotomy and Specimen Processing is taught through online learning modules, in class lecture, and in class skills laboratories. The student is trained to perform a variety of blood collection and laboratory specimen collection methods using proper techniques and precautions including: vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles, specimen transfer, and other techniques. There is a strong emphasis placed on infection control and prevention, proper patient identification, handling of specimens, and quality assurance.
The CWI Phlebotomy and Specimen Processing program is your key to becoming a phlebotomist and specimen processor. In this intensive 10 week class (120 hours), you will learn the responsibilities and skills required to gain work as basic phlebotomist and meet the requirements to take the American Medical Technologists (AMT) Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) Exam.
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Classes are offered at a variety of locations throughout western Idaho that are taught by knowledgeable professionals with years of experience in the topics they teach.
What You Will Learn to Do
- Variety of blood collection methods
- Variety of specimen collection methods
- Proper handling of Specimens
- Safety and precautions
- Infection control and prevention
- Quality assurance
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Requirements and Costs
Degrees and Certificates
Skills, Traits, and Prep Classes
- Students will be drawing blood on each other routinely
- Basic computer knowledge
- Basic math skills
- Understanding of the English language (written and spoken)
- High School or G.E.D. Equivalent
Minimum Age Requirement16
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Program fee: $1,725
Additional Required Items to Purchase:
- Connect ebook Code: $126* (Required to access homework assignments)
- CWI Caribbean Blue (dark teal) scrubs: $40*
Cost for National Registered Phlebotomy Technician Exam (Optional): $125*
*Estimated costs, vary by vendor
Class costs and fees are subject to change without notice.
There are an assortment of scholarship opportunities available if you qualify to help cover some or all of the costs associated with classes offered through CWI Workforce Development. Call us at 208.562.2700 for more information.
Various payment options are available for Workforce Development students to help covers costs of your program. For more information, visit WD Financial Information.
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Last month students from CWI’s Phlebotomy program volunteered at the Mountain Home Health and Wellness Day.
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