Community College of Allegheny County
Programs Offered: Phlebotomist Program
Location: 800 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233
The Community College of Allegheny County offers a training program for students who are interested in becoming certified phlebotomists. This is a 12-credit program that is made up of five courses: Basic Life Support, Clinical Phlebotomy, Clinical Phlebotomy Lab, Clinical Phlebotomy Practicum, and Clinical Phlebotomy Seminar.
Basic Life Support is a course for all health care providers in which students will become certified in CPR.
Clinical Phlebotomy is a 4-credit course that covers the basics of phlebotomy, including anatomy and physiology, collecting specimens, the order of the draw, and infection control.
In Clinical Phlebotomy Lab, students will practice skills including venipuncture techniques, skin puncture techniques, and how to deal with complications during blood draws.
The Phlebotomy Practicum is a supervised 160-hour externship during which students will gain experience and work with real patients.
The final course is the Seminar, where students will gain practical knowledge about working as a phlebotomist. The Phlebotomy Training Center
Programs Offered: Phlebotomy Training
Location: 100 Lytton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
The Phlebotomy Training Center is a specialty trade school that is dedicated to training students to become effective phlebotomists. They offer two levels of phlebotomy training, but students should begin with the Basic Phlebotomy Program.
This program includes 30 hours of in class training and 30 hours of hands on experience at one of the many hospitals and health care facilities affiliated with The Phlebotomy Training Center.
The class is set up so that students can complete two evening classes per week for about one month and then complete the clinical training at a hospital near their homes. Each classroom session lasts for 3 hours and 20 minutes.
After students complete this comprehensive phlebotomy program, they will receive a diploma and become eligible for national certification.