Collecting blood samples is a staple in healthcare facilities. In this program students will explore blood taking techniques using venipuncture and capillary sticks.
The Berkeley College Phlebotomy Technician Training Program provides an introduction to the methods and techniques of acquiring specimens via multiple approaches. The gathering of bodily fluids is presented and simulated throughout the course. In addition to simulating the collection of specimens, learners will explore how to direct the patient, secure the specimen, complete the lab requisition from, and submit to the testing site. To ensure proper handling of these specimens, learners will gain the understanding of OSHA, CLIA, and other standards required in a laboratory setting. Learners will explore a variety of laboratory procedures, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, specimen collection practice, specimen processing and handling.
The program also includes background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, and legal aspects of patient contact.
Individuals with a high school diploma or its equivalent are welcome to enroll in this certificate program.
All topics explored in the Specimen Collection and Procedures course prepare learners for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification examination offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
The following costs are included in the fee for the Phlebotomy Technician program:
- Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification exam offered through the NHA
- Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification exam review
- Required E-texts
- Lab fees
This 6-credit program is offered in a combination of online and onsite instruction. Learning takes place on campus for the Specimen Collection and Procedures course, which can be taken at any New Jersey campus where the course is offered. The Phlebotomy Technician Training program can be completed in one semester.
- MED1140 - Specimen Collection and Procedures (15-weeks | 3 credits)
- HEA2200 - Medical Terminology (15-weeks | 3 credits)
NOTE: Credit hours from the completed program may be applied toward credits for a degree program offered within the College’s School of Health Studies.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Students in the Continuing Education programs and courses are not eligible for Berkeley College grants, scholarships, financial aid, VA benefits, or career assistance.