Spaces available for SPC’s basic phlebotomy class on Nov. 12  

 

LEVELLAND – Spaces are available for South Plains College’s Workforce Development basic phlebotomy course starting Nov. 12 through Dec. 21. The classroom instruction segment will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Technical Arts Building in Room 124 for 36 hours. 

The tuition cost is $565. The textbook to be used is “The Complete Textbook of Phlebotomy” fifth edition written by Lynn B. Hoeltke, can be purchased in the bookstore.   

Clinical Instruction (24 hours) will be held on Monday through Friday with the time, location and date to be announced. Most clinicals begin after 8 a.m. The course instructor will be Georgia Mulloy. 

Classroom and clinical instruction in skill development of blood collection methods will be provided. Enrollment for the course is limited to 10 students. 

Participants will develop skills in a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. The students will use vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children and infants. This course is designed to prepare student to successfully complete the National Healthcare Association Certification Test included with this program. 

After the completion of the course and 50 sticks, participants will take the National Certification Exam, which is included in the tuition cost. Participants who satisfactorily complete the course will receive a certificate for 6.0 Continuing Education Units for 60 contact hours of instruction. Students must complete 50 sticks to earn the certificate. 

NOTE: Students must provide proof of immunization for MMR, Tetanus no older than 8 years, Hepatitis B Series, Varicella or proof of chicken pox, flu shot and have a current negative TB test no older than 12 months; photo identification and social security card. A criminal background check will be performed for all students. Students must be at least 18 years of age. 

For more information, call Kasey Reyes, administrative assistant to the Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, at 806-716-2341 or email kreyes@southplainscollege.edu.