The Phlebotomy Technician Technical Diploma program provides practical training in the collection of blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary puncture. Phlebotomy students are also trained in non-blood specimen collection procedures, specimen processing and basic laboratory skills. Because phlebotomists work directly with patients, the program covers customer service training, ethics and communication. The program includes a 100-hour clinical phlebotomy experience. Job opportunities for phlebotomists exist in hospital and clinical laboratories. The program has some courses that transfer into the MLT Associate Degree program. The Phlebotomy program at NTC has been approved by: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773.714.8880. Graduates are eligible to participate in national certification exams, such as ASCP-PBT. Interested applicants must submit a copy of high school transcripts or proof of GED/HSED. Potential occupations include: Phlebotomist, Specimen Processor, and Laboratory Assistant.
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