South Plains College Workforce Development to offer phlebotomy class starting Jan. 22  


LUBBOCK – South Plains College Workforce Development will offer a basic phlebotomy course from Jan. 30 through March 28. The class will meet from 6 p.m.. to 9 p.m.. on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 116 at the SPC Lubbock Center, 3907 Ave. Q. A minimum of 10 participants is required for this class, and a maximum of 12 students will be accepted. 

The cost is $565, and participants will receive 60 hours or 6.0 continuing education units.

The textbook to be used is “The Complete Textbook of Phlebotomy” fifth edition, and it not included in the course fee. The course instructor will be A. Garcia Jr. 

Special requirement and advanced registration procedures apply for most Allied Health courses. On-site registration will not be accepted for this course. 

Participants will discuss theoretical and practical aspects of specimen collection including professionalism, ethics, terminology, quality control and safety. Students will 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 Test included in this program. The National Certification requires a student to possess a high school diploma or GED. 

Students must provide proof of immunizations which includes Hepatitis B Series, 2-MMRs,  Tetanus no 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. 

All clinical times 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 criminal background checks. Optional: In order to take the Certification test, a student must have a diploma or GED. 

For more information, call (806) 716-2700.