Coastal Bend College is now accepting applications for phlebotomy training programs that will be held in Beeville, Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton for the Spring semester.
The cost of the training program is $750.00. Financial aid is available for the course.
No prior healthcare knowledge or experience is required to apply, but candidates are required to have a high school diploma or GED. Students will need to purchase a book, white scrubs, and rubber sole shoes.
A phlebotomist is an integral part of the healthcare team and properly obtains blood specimens from patients of all ages, using venipuncture and capillary collection. Phlebotomists work in multiple healthcare environments such as inpatient and outpatient settings.
To successfully pass this program, students will need to dedicate time outside the course for studying. After completing the class, students will be able to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam.
The times and dates for each CBC location are as follows:
- Kingsville: Starts Tuesday, January 11. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-9 p.m. through Thursday, February 17 followed by clinicals.
- Pleasanton: Starts Friday, January 28. Class meets on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, March 4 followed by clinicals.
- Alice: Starts Saturday, January 29. Class meets on Satrudays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, March 5 followed by clinicals.
- Beeville: Starts Saturday, March 26. Class meets on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, April 30 followed by clinicals.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a student packet that must be filled out along with a background check and immunizations.