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Phlebotomy Technician Career Certificate Program begins February 23

Iowa Valley Continuing Education will offer a Phlebotomy Technician Career Certificate Program beginning Feb. 23 through Jun 1. This 90-hour course prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for laboratory analysis. The course meets at IVCE in Marshalltown on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

People interested in becoming Phlebotomists should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Phlebotomy Technicians are supervised by medical technologists or laboratory managers, throughout the health care system – hospitals, medical centers, l group practices, HMOs, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other health care settings. The demand for Phlebotomy Technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of health care services.

Students will study all aspects of blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and clinical training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.

When you successfully complete a Phlebotomy Technician training program, are 18 years of age, and have a HS diploma or equivalent you can qualify to take the NHA (National Healthcareer Association) Phlebotomy Certification Exam. For more information about the Phlebotomy Technician Career Certificate Program go to http://www.iavalley.edu/ivce/certification/HealthCareersTraining.html.

The Phlebotomy Technician course, Class ID 7034, is $1,799, with registration and payment due before the class begins. If you are interested in this training but need financial assistance you can apply for the IVCE GAP Tuition Assistance Program by calling Jennifer Rice at 641-844-5629. Students may incur additional costs associated with the optional clinical experience for uniforms, immunizations, background checks, CPR, and mandatory reporter training. The registration deadline is February 8, 2021. To register call 641-752-4645 or 800-284-4823.

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