The focus of this course is on basic blood drawing procedures for an entry level position as a technician or as required for Clinical Medical Assisting. Hands-on labs provide the student with practice and proficiency in venipuncture, emergency care and basic lab procedures. Students are allowed only two absences and are required to have blood drawn by other students in the lab setting under instructor supervision. Upon successful completion, students are recommended to take the national certification exam. Exam fee is not included in tuition. Certified students are eligible for an externship with LabCorp or Atlantic Health (externship fee not included).
PREREQUISITE: High school diploma or equivalent, acceptable score on the pre-entrance test. Physical exam, medical clearance in writing, Hepatitis B Vaccinations, Two Step Mantoux and CBC required on the first day of class.