Starting Sept. 14, Southwestern Community College will offer its phlebotomy program as a continuing education option – cutting in half the length of required class and clinical time compared to when it was o ffered as a curriculum certificate. The new format also greatly reduces the cost of preparing for national certification.
“There are job opportunities in this field,” said Dale Hall, the program’s instructor. “Employers often call us to see if we have any graduates ready to go to work yet. I’m excited we’re now able to offer phlebotomy this way.”
Classes meet from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thurdays through Nov. 5, and clinical training is from Nov. 9-Dec. 30.
The class costs $185 plus books, insurance, background checks, immunizations, drug screening and uniforms.