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Career Training in Logan County - Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Course Contact Hours: 90 hours + Clinical Externship

Student Tuition: $1,999 (textbooks included)

Clinical Externship Hours: 40 hours 


COURSE SCHEDULE (Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays)




Mondays & Wednesdays

  • September 16 - November 25
6 - 9:30 PM
  • October 5
  • November 11
  • November 16
9 AM - 3 PM

Phlebotomy Technician Program – 90 Classroom Hours with a Clinical Externship

Through classroom and lab work, you will gain the knowledge you need to serve as a Phlebotomy Technician. You will learn the terminology, procedures, anatomy and physiology of blood collection while gaining skills, techniques, and hands on experience.

Logan County Adult Learning
121 South Spring Street
Russellville, KY  42276

The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and microcollection for testing purposes. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the healthcare system including in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO’s, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other healthcare settings. The demand for phlebotomy technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of healthcare services and the risks of infectious disease. Current healthcare industry experts predict a 15% increase in phlebotomy jobs by 2018.

The Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood and other specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. This course covers the following key areas and topics:

  • Process and procedures for collecting blood specimens for laboratory analysis

  • All aspects of blood collection and related procedures

  • The order of draw

  • Universal precautions

  • Skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely

  • Terminology and related anatomy and physiology

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.

  • Several state and national certification exams exist to test the competency of aspiring phlebotomy technicians.

  • The history of phlebotomy & the healthcare setting

  • Quality assurance and legal issues

  • Infection control, safety, first aid, & personal wellness

  • Universal precautions including safety protocols and infection control

  • Laboratory operations (e.g. safety, quality control)

  • Blood banks and blood typing, lab departments and personnel

  • Medical terminology and laboratory theory

  • Human anatomy & physiology of the circulatory system

  • Specimen collection, processing, and handling

  • Blood collection equipment, additives, & order of draw

  • Venipuncture specimen collection procedures

  • Capillary puncture equipment and procedures

  • Special collections and point-of-care testing

  • Arterial puncture procedures

  • Non-blood specimens and tests

  • Pediatric and geriatric blood collection 

  • Blood and blood composition, blood tubes, coagulation, venipuncture protocols, etc.

  • Heel puncture, protocol, practice, and syringe draws

  • Respiratory, pneumonia and TB isolation protocol

  • Laboratory skills and simulated/animated labs

To pay with a Sallie Mae loan disbursement:

  1. Select "Add to Cart" and review your shopping cart.

  2. Select "Check Out" and follow the steps to create an account in the WKU registration system. You will pause at this step.

  3. After creating an account you will receive an automated email from the registration system, indicating an account has been created for you. Forward the email that lists your user name to cpd@wku.edu and indicate you are applying for a Sallie Mae Loan.

  4. Then, you can click the link below to apply for the loan.

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Please note: Only loans requested for the exact amount of the course will be certified. 

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 Last Modified 8/27/19