The objective of the Phlebotomy/EKG Technician program is toÂ prepare students with the knowledge, technical skills, and workÂ habits to pursue an entry-level position in the medical field. ThisÂ program includes instruction in advanced phlebotomy proceduresÂ and electrocardiography techniques.
Graduates of this program may perform duties in a hospital,Â medical office, clinic, or private laboratory. Specific dutiesÂ may include performing venipuncture by vacutainer, butterfly,Â and syringe methods; collecting capillary blood; performingÂ electrocardiography with basic interpretation; and assistingÂ with infection control, minor laboratory testing, medical recordÂ documentation, and data entry.
The length of the Phlebotomy/EKG Technician program is 510 contact hours over a period of 29 weeks. Prior to graduation,Â students must complete a 150 hour externship. Please refer toÂ the Externship/Practicum, Clinical, or Fieldwork requirementsÂ contained within the Academic Information section of the catalog.Â All students must complete the program withÂ 31Â quarter creditÂ hours. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates willÂ be awarded a Diploma.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue entry-levelÂ employment in the field, or jobs in related fields, the specificÂ job titles of which may not be represented in the program title.Â Although the Institution will assist students with job placement,Â finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. TheÂ Institution does not guarantee that any student will be placed inÂ any of the jobs described, or placed at all.