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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CWI is excited to partner with Saint Alphonsus to provide opportunities for individuals to expand their education and grow in their careers. Learn more about this partnership.


Workforce Development at College of Western Idaho (CWI) provides you high-quality, short-term training to boost your job skills, acquire new career skills, and earn the certificates you need. Take as many classes as you want in our short-term, credit free classes with no applications, no transcripts, and no hassle. Just sign up and watch your career take off.

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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News and Blogs

Phlebotomy students in classroom

Last month students from CWI’s Phlebotomy program volunteered at the Mountain Home Health and Wellness Day.