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Phlebotomy Certificate Program

Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomy for ASCP Certification

Prepares individuals to enter into the medical profession as a certified phlebotomist. This nine-week training prepares students for this entry-level career in the demanding healthcare field. Students complete 60 hours of theory, lecture and review, 60 hours of lab and a 100-hour clinical experience at a local clinical site.

To apply, prospective students will need to verify all prerequisites.

Advantages of the UNMCE Phlebotomy Certificate:

  • Employment stability
  • Variety of job opportunities
  • Competitive salaries
  • Benefits
  • Opportunities for advancement

Benefits of our program include:

  • Small class size
  • Textbooks included in tuition
  • Needle stick insurance
  • Inpatient and/or outpatient clinical experience

CLA/Phlebotomy Application
Work Keys Guide
CLA/Phlebotomy Program – what tuition includes and other costs

Please Apply and Register 2 weeks before the start date. This allows UNMCE to plan for class enrollment and to order books and supplies in a timely manner.

Class Name

Discover Phlebotomy Info Session ‐ is your opportunity to learn if this medical career is right for you. Information provided as well as Q and A session. Learn about this in‐demand occupation, blood draws, what responsibilities a phlebotomist has, and the career outlook. Learn about the national certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology's Certified Phlebotomy Technician (ASCP PBT) exam.

38204 | FREE

Discover Phlebotomy Info Session - Spring 1

Tue 5:30 PM ‐ 7:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Sharon Whetten, M.Ed., BSMT (ASCP)
CE South Building

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In addition to clinicians, nurses and patient support personnel, the medical laboratory serves a vital role in the healthcare system, providing clinicians with excellent diagnostic tests. Specimens must first be collected and assessed for quality before being analyzed by the clinical laboratory; this is the essential role of the Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist. In this 9‐week program, you will learn best‐practices and industry standards used in the medical laboratory and can begin a rewarding, patient‐centered career during the first six weeks in‐class training. Become comfortable with medical terminology and the science of venipuncture, or drawing blood samples. With hands‐on training you will learn to first draw blood from an artificial model and when comfortable, will advance to drawing from fellow students. The last 3 weeks of class are spent drawing blood from actual patients in a local clinical laboratory where you will experience the real world of a phlebotomist/CLA and have the opportunity to display your acquired skills for potential employment. Participants must be 18 or older with the minimal education being a high school diploma or GED. Participants are required to take WorkKeys workplace assessments in reading and math. WorkKeys may be waived with a post‐secondary degree. Clearance must be given from Caregiver Criminal History Background Screening (CCHBS). All immunizations need to be up‐to‐date prior to clinical rotations in the laboratory. Don't wait, Apply Today with your application, age and education verification. Class 2/24 ‐ 4/14 Mon‐Thur 2pm‐6:30pm, Clinicals 4/15‐5/5 M‐F 8am‐4pm (We will work with you if you need an evening clinical schedule.)

38205 | $2,995

Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomy for ASCP Certification - SPA‐PD

02/24/2020 - 05/05/2020
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 6:30 PM and Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM (45 Session Total)
Sharon Whetten, M.Ed., BSMT (ASCP)
CE South Building, Offsite

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Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance may be available if you are unemployed, a veteran or veteran’s spouse, or a person with a disability. Other options include education loans. For more funding options, and contact information, please visit our Loans and Financial Aid page. UNM Staff, Faculty and Retirees: You may use your Tuition Remission for all Professional Development classes. Learn more about UNM Tuition Remission.