Phlebotomists collect blood specimens from patients and blood donors for tests, transfusions, research purposes and donations. They are employed by hospitals, clinics, diagnostic laboratories and blood donation centers.
FVCC’s Phlebotomy licensure training courses prepare students to take the national Phlebotomy Technician Certification Examination.
Through a combination of classroom instruction and clinical rotations for practical experience, FVCC phlebotomy students learn proper blood drawing techniques, safety procedures, basic anatomy and physiology, legal information involved in blood collection, and more.
- Students can complete the Phlebotomy licensure training program in two semesters.
- After passing the Phlebotomy Technician Certification Examination, graduates are eligible to work as a licensed phlebotomist in the state of Montana.
- According to a 10-year forecast by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, demand for licensed phlebotomists will increase 18.9% in Montana and 25% nationally until 2024.
- The annual mean wage for phlebotomists working in Montana is $28,059.
Attributes of Successful Phlebotomists
- Ability to carefully follow directions
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Calm and patient demeanor
- Methodical, organized and detail-oriented
- Steady hands
AHMA 220 Prerequisite: None
AHMA 221 Prerequisite: Successful completion of AHMA 220 with a “B” or better within the past three semesters, application process, and department consent. Application process includes background check and immunization verification.