Phlebotomists draw blood for laboratory tests and blood donations. This course is offered twice a year during fall and winter quarters. The 10-week program includes classroom instruction (82 lecture hours and 16 lab hours) and an additional 120 practical lab hours conducted under the direction of certified phlebotomists and supervisory personnel in various clinical settings.
The number of students is limited, allowing for a one-on-one relationship between instructor and student. The first four weeks, classes are 3 to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Weeks five through ten, classes are 3 to 6:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, with clinical site work taking place during the day. Clinical site schedules vary, but generally take place for four to five hours each morning, five days a week.