Northwest College

Center for Training & Development

Career Programs

Principles of Phlebotomy

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  • Funding may be available
  • Register early - class size limited to 12!
  • Nursing and Allied Health Students may take this class as a 4 credit option. Please call for class tuition and fee information.

Students will learn the practice of phlebotomy and will be provided with the basic knowledge to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention, universal precautions, proper patient identification, specimen acquisition, handling and processing. Quality assurance, professional conduct and federal regulatory issues will be covered as well.

Goal: The goal of this course is to provide the student with the basic knowledge necessary to perform safe patient care within the legal and ethical boundaries of the role of phlebotomist. At the conclusion of the course, the student will be well on the path to becoming certified in phlebotomy. Additional experience likely for certification eligibility.

At the conclusion of the class the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working comprehension of the technical and procedural aspects of laboratory testing, safety and ethical standards of practice.
  • Explain and apply basic principles of medical terminology, safety measures, universal precautions, infection control and potential sources of error as they relate to standard laboratory operating procedures and quality patient care.
  • Demonstrate basic technical skills by following established procedures for collecting and processing biological specimens for analysis.

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Methods of instruction:

  1. Lectures
  2. Audio-visual aids
  3. Discussions
  4. Demonstrations
  5. Return demonstrations

Students have the option of completing a lab practicum. Upon successful completion, they will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam. Clean, unwrinkled scrubs and/or lab coat will be required for any patient contact.

To register or for more information: call 307-754-6062 or email

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Center for Training & Development
307-754-6062 OR