The Phlebotomy Technician Program at Northeast Texas Community College is a course series designed to prepare students to take the national certification test with the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT).
Phlebotomists typically work in hospitals, commercial laboratories, physician's offices, blood banks, pharmaceutical firms, home health agencies, research institutions, hospices, public health clinics, prisons, and visit patient's homes. They wear medical scrubs and gloves to perform venipunctures and skin punctures to obtain a blood sample for laboratory testing.
Many phlebotomists also perform clerical, computer data entry, and specimen processing functions. Proper phone etiquette and client service abilities is part of the daily routine, as well as independently receiving scheduled patients to take care of their specimen collection needs. They deal with doctors and nurses, laboratory technicians, and support workers in various locations. In their daily routine, they encounter both healthy and sick people, from infants to the elderly.
Registration occurs through the continuing education department at NTCC. For information on registration please contact our Continuing Education Department or Renee Tomlin-Williams at 903-434-8350.