The program is taught by certified instructors with over 30 years of combined phlebotomy experience. The purpose of the program is to provide training to individuals who seek a career in the phlebotomy field. The students are trained to work in hospitals, labs and other medical facilities.
Training to become a phlebotomist can take approximately 3-4 months. The curriculum includes 90 hours of didactic training and 125 hours of practical training in a clinical setting. The formal theoretical training and supervised practice covers a wide variety of subjects including medical terminology, anatomy & physiology,blood collection, and universal precautions.
After fullfilling the program requirements, the students receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to take the National Certified Phlebotomist Technician examination provided by an approved testing agency.
Students must meet the following requirements for enrollment into the program:
- Must be at least 18 years of age upon completion of the program
- Must have a high school diploma or GED for Admissions to the program
- Vaccination must be in compliance with the centers for disease control guidelines
- Liability insurance for all students is required for participation in clinical rotations
- Physical (within one year) by a physician to ensure students and patient safety
Northern Virginia Phlebotomy does not discriminate based on race, age, sex, religion, ethnic background or disability.
Donor Phlebotomy Training
Donor phlebotomists are highly skilled technicians collecting blood for transfusion and tests related to blood and tissue donation. Provides comprehensive training including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, and specimen hands-on practice. Course includes 90-hours classroom and 100-hours clinical at an accredited laboratory. After successful completion, students are eligible to take Donor Phlebotomy Technician (DPT) Board Certification exam. Current TB test and hepatitis B vaccine documentation due first week of class. No tuition waivers. 30 sessions @ 3 hrs each.
Phlebotomy Technician II & Certified Training
This Program is designed for healthcare professionals who have completed a structured phlebotomy training program or have previous phlebotomy training in a clinical setting. The course combines two 3-hour classroom instruction sessions focusing on phlebotomy clinical techniques and special collection procedures and board certification examination review incorporated with off-site clinical internship to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience.
Lectures include but are not limited to the anatomy and medical terminology pertaining to the circulatory system, specimen collection, risk factors, venipuncture complications and quality assurance in specimen collection. Practical instructions provides hands-on training in venipuncture technique with procedures verified through a skills check-off system. The 40-hour externship includes at minimum 50 successful venipunctures and 10 skin punctures.
Admission Requirements and Prerequisites:
To be considered for admissions into the Phlebotomy Technician continuing education course, the applicant must meet the following criteria.
Applicant must have graduated from high school, earned a GED and be at least 18 years of age, or graduated from a structured phlebotomy training program.
Applicant must complete Hepatitis and TB vaccinations.
For additional information please contact us: 571-246-2892.
Histology Assistant Program
This 96 hour program will introduce students to the professional requirements of a Histology Assistant. Histology Assistants typically work in hospitals, clinics and laboratories assisting histologists and pathologists to prepare and analyze tissue specimens from patients in order to diagnose and treat diseases. This program will review human anatomy emphasizing the recognition, composition and function of organ systems including skeletal, nervous, circulatory, endocrine and reproductive system tissues. Students will also review histotechniques such as tissue processing and a introduction to basic theories and practices of histotechnology including laboratory safety, fixation, routine staining and operation and maintenance of lab equipment.
Note: Due to the complex nature of Histology, classroom labs consist of microscope and slide reviews of generic samples only. Additionally, there is no outside externship rotation or national or state certification objective as part of this program. Most Histology professional certifications require one to two years of practical work experience.
Please contact us for additional information. Thank you for your interest!!