10 Week Phlebotomy Course
As a Phlebotomist, you will obtain specimens of patient’s blood for laboratory analysis or for use by blood banks, hospitals, or research facilities. Other responsibilities include recording patient information as well as maintaining, storing, and disposing of equipment like needles and viles.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job opportunities for phlebotomists are expected to grow from 2014 to 2024. This growth is due to the expected increase in volume of laboratory tests because of population growth and the development of new diagnostic techniques.
The West Virginia Junior College 10 week phlebotomy program** prepares you for a national certification while providing you the convenience of evening classes, a $3,000 Medical Assisting Pathway Scholarship*, and the opportunity to earn academic credit towards a degree.
**Available exclusively at the WVJC Charleston campus.
“I would definitely recommend this school to anyone. It really is a great choice to help boost not only morale but your career.” – Gloria Justice, WVJC Graduate
Your Phlebotomy Career
The West Virginia Junior College Phlebotomy training program is only 10 weeks in duration and is a combination of 90 hours of classroom and lab training.
Some of the marketable skills and topics you will learn include:
- Capillary Puncture
- Heal Sticks
- Patient Record Keeping
- Body Fluids
- Lab Skills
Applying Your Phlebotomy Training
The phlebotomy technician training you will receive at WVJC will allow you to take advantage of the growing and vibrant medical community. Some of the medical facilities that can offer you a career as a professional phlebotomist include:
- Blood Banks
- Research Facilities
- Physician’s Offices
- Surgical Hospitals
- Diagnostic Labs
- Community Health Centers
- Nursing Homes
- Outpatient Clinics
Phlebotomy Certification and Pathway Opportunities
West Virginia Junior College recognizes that your attractiveness and career prospects will be enhanced when you can offer proof to local hospitals, physicians, and healthcare managers that you have skills they need. Professional certifications administered by respected third party organizations are an excellent way to showcase your talents to local employers.
The National Healthcareer Association is dedicated to supporting the increasing demand on medical providers and delivery systems by improving healthcare quality through greater competency. The NHA certification your WVJC phlebotomy training prepares you for is:
- Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
WVJC phlebotomy students who successfully complete their NHA certified phlebotomy exam will have the opportunity to place out of (via exam) and receive academic credit for the Clinical Laboratory Procedures (CLP202) class that is a course in our Clinical Medical Assistant program. Phlebotomy graduates, once accepted into the Clinical Medical Assistant program, are eligible for the Medical Assisting Pathway Scholarship* in the amount of $3,000!
Phlebotomists are important and vital members of the healthcare team locally, and in cities and counties across the United States. Become a respected member of the medical community and let West Virginia Junior College help guide you towards a rewarding career and financial security!
*See catalog for eligibility requirements
“Great school very hands on. Highly recommend. Small classes and very friendly.” – Michael Sanders, WVJC Graduate