Phlebotomy technicians, are trained to work in hospitals, labs, and other medical
facilities, often working alongside nurses and doctors in dealing with patients. A
career in phlebotomy requires certification and training in how to use needles, vacuum
tubes, and syringes.
Our Phlebotomy program explores the practice of phlebotomy and should provide an understanding
of the role of the phlebotomist in the health care system. Upon successful completions
students should be competent in performing venipuncture and dermal puncture and other
methods of collecting clinical specimens.
Students must enroll concurrently in both PLAB 1023 and PLAB 1060 to complete the
program and to be eligible for the certification examination. Galveston College offers
this as a 144 hour State recognized Occupational Skills Award. This credential is
stackable into our Patient Care Tech Program.
Healthcare requirements must be met prior to the first day of class.
Clinical hours are scheduled at various times by the instructor, and may include day,
evening and/or weekends. The student is responsible for transportation to and from
Burgundy scrubs, a lab coat and student patch are available for purchase in the college’s
bookstore and must be worn during clinical days.
Upon successful completion of this course the student should be eligible to take the
National Healthcare Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) examination.
This course includes one attempt at the CPT examination, which will be scheduled by
the instructor and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
This program is eligible for a payment plan, and additional funding sources may be
available for eligible students. The textbook is included with the tuition. Students
are automatically enrolled in the UTMB student health program for the semester.
Courses are offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Please check our schedule
for current offerings.
100 % on campus.Classes are offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Please check our schedule
for updated course offerings.