Phlebotomy Technician

Vincennes University Jasper Campus–Continuing Education is pleased to offer a noncredit training program for those who wish to learn skills for an entry-level healthcare profession. The VUJC Phlebotomy Technician program prepares students to be a phlebotomist in a hospital, clinic and laboratory. Classes are available in Jasper and Bedford, Indiana.

The primary responsibility of a phlebotomist is to obtain blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. This requires the phlebotomist to become familiar with all aspects related to the blood collection process. The focus of this training program is to provide the students with the comprehensive skills to be able to perform venipunctures competently and safely. Lectures will include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, specimen communication skills and professionalism. Students will have hands-on lab practice sessions to learn the skills and techniques to perform the required puncture methods. Upon successful completion of program students will receive a VUJC Certificate of Completion and have the opportunity to test for the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians certification.

Length of program:
15 weeks (90 classroom hours) (No credit hours are awarded.)

Classroom locations:
Vincennes University Jasper Campus, 850 College Avenue, Jasper, IN
Bedford Regional Medical Center, Bedford, IN
Other Indiana locations available. Please call or email for more information.

Cost:
$1,615 - includes textbook and testing fees. This does not include required Hepatitis B vaccine (approximately $120), TB Testing or the optional national certification test fees.

Tuition Assistance:
Typical student financial assistance through Pell Grants and other financial aid programs do not apply to this noncredit program. Tuition assistance may be available through your local Indiana Workforce Development office. Call 812.482.3007 for Jasper or 812.424.4473 or 812.331.6008, WorkOne Bloomington for Bedford for further details. This course is also been approved for GI Bill educational benefits. Call 800.400.4520 for eligibility requirements. Loans from private lenders are also available. Send an email to jmcfaul@vinu.edu for details.

Admission requirements:
Students must possess a high school diploma or GED to enroll. No formal admission to VU is required. Upon successful completion of the program students will receive a VU Certificate of Completion. To receive the Certificate students must have a good attendance record, and successfully pass quizzes and exams. Although this is a NON-CREDIT program, letter grades will be assigned.

For more information on this program, please contact Jim McFaul at VUJC Continuing Education, 812.481.5909, or e-mail at jmcfaul@vinu.edu for details.