Phlebotomy, (pronounced fləˈbɒtəmi
) is an important field in healthcare. Phlebotomist work in physicians offices, medical clinic, laboratories or hospitals.The primary function of a Phlebotomist is in drawing blood for lab analysis or transfusion.
According to Neil Fried, State of Alaska, Department of Labor Economist, "Healthcare is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the services classification with well paid highly skilled workers." If you are looking for the rewards of a solid career, plus the opportunity to be in a growing profession, ACC's Phlebotomy Technician Specialist program can put you there.
At ACC, students learn Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology as they directly pertain to phlebotomy. The program covers all aspects of blood sample collection. Students learn a minimum of forty of the most commonly ordered laboratory tests and why they are ordered, how to handle abnormal test results, special procedures such as pediatric collections, arterial blood gases, and how to receive and transport specimens properly.
Student not only learn in the classroom, but also in a modern laboratory simulating the facilities, equipment and records found in both the administrative and clinical areas of this medical environment.
ACC's Phlebotomy Assistant Specialist students are scheduled to "sit" for their national certification exam during the program without waiting for the two-year in the field of work experience requirement prior to testing. Upon successful completion of the exam, ACC graduates are credentialed as Nationally Certified Phlebotomy Technicians, NCPT, receiving nationally recognized credentials and certification and acceptance into a career path and profession of healthcare technology