Phlebotomy for Healthcare Workers class at STCC starts Feb. 8
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College will offer 60-hour training for healthcare workers who want to become a certified phlebotomist.
The class, open to anyone licensed in various medical fields in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, runs Feb. 8 through March 2, with the exam offered on March 5. Class hours are 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Labs for the course will be held in person on the STCC campus. All students must wear masks and adhere to STCC COVID-19 procedures.
The noncredit course, offered through the Workforce Development Center at STCC, prepares students to take the exam to become a certified phlebotomist in Massachusetts. Called Phlebotomy for Healthcare Workers, the class is designed to teach workers in certified healthcare positions to draw blood for diagnostic procedures.
Anyone interested in taking the class should have a current healthcare certification in at least one of the following healthcare roles (those with certification in other healthcare fields not listed below may be eligible):
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Patient Care Technician (PCT)
- Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
- Certified Electrocardiogram Technician (CET)
- Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
Instructor Stacey Richters said the intensive course is a fast program that allows workers to get the training they need to bring their career to the next level. She said many of her students work as CNAs and get job offers even before they are certified.
“This training will open the door to higher pay,” Richters said.
Certified phlebotomists can work in emergency rooms, in clinics, doctor’s offices and blood mobiles, among other healthcare venues. The fee for the class includes the National Healthcare Association Exam.
To enroll online and learn more about this course, visit www.stcc.edu/wdc/healthcare and click on the “Phlebotomy Certification for Healthcare Workers” link.
For more information, please contact the Workforce Development Center at (413) 755-4225 or email email@example.com.
About Springfield Technical Community College
STCC, the Commonwealth's only technical community college, continues the pioneering legacy of the Springfield Armory with comprehensive and technical education in manufacturing, STEM, healthcare, business, social services, and the liberal arts. STCC's highly regarded workforce, certificate, degree, and transfer programs are the most affordable in Springfield and provide unequalled opportunity for the vitality of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1967, the college – a designated Hispanic Serving Institution – seeks to close achievement gaps among students who traditionally face societal barriers. STCC supports students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.