SPC Plainview Center to offer phlebotomy class starting March 20 


PLAINVIEW – South Plains College Plainview Center will offer a basic phlebotomy course from March 30 through May 24. The class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 125 at the center, 1920 W. 24th St. A minimum of 10 participants is required for this course to be held, and a maximum of 12 will be accepted. 

The tuition and fees cost $565. Students will use the textbook “The Complete Textbook of Phlebotomy” fifth edition which is not included in the tuition fees. Clinicals will be scheduled during the day. 

IMPORTANT: Students will not be allowed to register or pay for this class without all requirements being met. Criminal background checks will be performed for all students. NO REFUND will be given for the criminal back ground check. In order to take the certification test, a student must have either a high school diploma or GED. 

Students will discuss theoretical and practical aspects of specimen collection (including professionalism, ethics, terminology, quality control and safety); use basic laboratory terminology; identify name and function of laboratory equipment; and explain issues of quality control and safety. This course is designed to prepare students to take the NHA Certification Texas included in this program. The national test requires students to have a high school or GED. 

Students must pre-register and provide proof of immunization which includes Hepatitis B Series, 2-MMRs, Tetanus not older than 10 years, Varicella (Chicken Pox) shot or proof of illness and a current negative TB test not older than six months prior to the first day of class. A flu shot will be required of all students enrolled between Oct. 1 and March 31. 

For more information and to register, contact Vickie Rosales, administrative assistant to the Plainview Center, at (806) 296-9611, ext. 4301.