Phlebotomy is the process of making an incision in a vein with a needle. A person who performs phlebotomy is called a "phlebotomist". A Phlebotomist not only collects blood but also sets up blood tests, collects and tests urine samples. The duties of a Phlebotomist do not end there. They are also qualified to help a patient who may experience an adverse reaction to medications or trauma to recover.
The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate programme focuses on cementing theoretical knowledge with sound skill development in proper blood collection methods and techniques. The programme includes both theory and hands-on training. The programme will teach students the concepts of Introduction to Phlebotomy & Infection Control, First Aid & CPR, Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare, Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology, Phlebotomy Equipment & Supplies, Phlebotomy Procedures and Special Collection and Point of Care Testing.
At the end of the course the student would be awarded with 3 certificates:
The programme consists of 2 levels (Levels 1 and 2) with each level consisting of 2 units each.
Additionally, there is a bridging programme for persons who don’t meet the entry requirements to start at (Level 1). Students who have successfully completed the bridging programme can enrol directly into Level 1.
|Level||Unit||Entry Requirements||Who Should Apply?|
Successful candidates should possess the following:At least Two (2) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of Mathematics, English A.
|Persons interested in pursuing a career as a Phlebotomy Technician but prefer not to wait an entire year to attain a CSEC Biology Certificate.|
Successful candidates should possess any of the following:
|Persons interested in pursuing a career as a Phlebotomy Technician and recognizing that the of the course is crucial in attaining an AMT or AMCA Certificate.|
||Successful completion of CTS College - Level 1 – Phlebotomy Technician Certificate||Persons interested in pursuing a career as a Phlebotomy Technician. – AMT or AMCA Examination International Certification.|
Phlebotomy (from the Greek words phlebo-, meaning "vein", and -tomy, meaning "to make an incision of") is the process of making an incision in a vein with a needle. The procedure itself is known as a venipuncture. A person who performs phlebotomy is called a "phlebotomist". A Phlebotomist not only collects blood but also sets up blood tests, collects and tests urine samples. The duties of a Phlebotomist do not end there. They are also qualified to help a patient who may experience an adverse reaction to medications or trauma to recover.
This short program is geared towards individuals who do not meet the entry requirements for the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate program. It aims to provide the foundation of theoretical knowledge necessary to undertake the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate. The course will teach students the concepts of organization of the human body, medical terminology and an introduction to human anatomy & physiology as it relates to body systems.
Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
This course will be assessed as follows:
Students are required to achieve an overall grade of 70%.
Cohen & Taylor: Memmler’s Structure and Function of the Human Body, 10th Edition
(A pdf copy is provided)
A minimum of 70% must be achieved to successfully complete the course.
A certificate of completion from the CTS college is then issued.
The successful candidate can then progress Phlebotomy Technician Level 1 course.
The Phlebotomy Technician Level I program focuses on foundational theory related to Phlebotomy. The program will teach students the concepts of the history and development of Phlebotomy, Infection Control, Legal& Ethical Issues in Healthcare, Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology. Upon successful completion of Level I the student can then progress to the Phlebotomy Technician Level II Program.
At the End of this course the student would be awarded 2 certificates:
The Phlebotomy Technician Level II program focuses on cementing theoretical knowledge with sound skill development in proper blood collection methods and techniques. The program includes both theory and hands-on training. The program will teach students the concepts of Phlebotomy Procedures and Special Collection, Preanalytical Considerations Point of Care Testing, Non -blood Specimens and Tests.
At the end of this course students would be awarded with 2 certificates:
A minimum grade of 70% must be achieved to successfully complete the course.
A certificate of completion from the CTS College as well as a Basic First Aid, CPR and AED Certificate from the ECSI will be issued to the successful candidate. Students will undergo an online multiple-choice exam for AMCA or AMT Phlebotomy Technician Certificate exam. The exam will consist of 100 multiple choice questions over a 2 hours duration. Results are given at the end of the exam and students would be issued a digital badge to serve as certification.
|Tuesday||06:00 pm to 09:00 pm||8 weeks||24 hours||$1,500.00||Ms. Samantha Alexis|
|Monday, Wednesday||07:00 pm to 09:00 pm||6 weeks||24 hours||$800.00||Ms. Samantha Alexis|
|Saturday||08:00 am to 11:00 am||12 weeks||36 hours||$2,000.00||Ms. Samantha Alexis|
*SPECIAL OFFER: Please note: The AMCA Exam Fee of US$120 or the AMT Fee of US $140 is not included in the tuition cost above and is paid separately.
|Session||Start Date||End Date|
|Phlebotomy Tech Level I - Offering 1||Saturday, March 27, 2021||Saturday, May 15, 2021|
|Phlebotomy Tech Level I - Offering 2||Tuesday, June 22, 2021||Tuesday, August 10, 2021|
|Phlebotomy Tech Level I - Offering 3||Tuesday, October 5, 2021||Tuesday, November 23, 2021|
|Session||Start Date||End Date|
|Bridging Programme - Offering 1||Monday, April 26, 2021||Monday, June 7, 2021|
|Bridging Programme - Offering 2||Monday, June 28, 2021||Monday, August 9, 2021|
|Bridging Programme - Offering 3||Monday, October 4, 2021||Wednesday, November 10, 2021|
|Session||Start Date||End Date|
|Phlebotomy Tech Level II - Offering 1||Saturday, June 5, 2021||Saturday, August 21, 2021|
|Phlebotomy Tech Level II - Offering 2||Saturday, October 9, 2021||Saturday, January 22, 2022|
Participants will undergo a practical assessment at the end of the First Aid, CPR component of the course, which will be group-based.
Students would undergo a multiple-choice exam for AMCA / AMT Phlebotomy Technician Certificate exam. The examination is done online. Consist of 100 multiple choice questions for 2 hours duration. Your results are given at the end of the exam and would be issued a digital badge which serves as certification.
NB: The AMCA exam fee of US$ 120 must be paid separately and is not included in the tuition cost provided. The AMT exam fee of US$$140 must be paid separately and is not included in the tuition cost provided.
*If a student is unsuccessful at any of the final exams, he/she will be allowed to challenge the exam at another 2 sittings, at an additional cost of $200. If the third attempt is unsuccessful the candidate will be required to restart the course at the cost of the tuition fee.
A softcopy textbook is given to participants. All worksheets are also provided.
The First Aid and CPR, Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens, Phlebotomy Technician certification renewal is required every two (2) years and thus participants are required to be re-certified after second year of attaining their certification.
Each student is required to independently enroll in continuing education courses online via the AMCA / AMT.
A holder of a BSc MLT (Medical Laboratory Technology) and over seven years’ experience in the medical field, Samantha Alexis brings with her both theoretical and practical knowledge. Through her many positions, ranging from Medical Laboratory assistant to Medical Laboratory Technician in both private and the public sector she has gained valuable practical skills.
Her continued thirst for knowledge in the field has led her to presently pursue her MSc in Medical Microbiology at the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus. This drive coupled with her youthful effervescence makes her not only an effective instructor but also one who can relate to her students.
The program manager is responsible for the management of the course. If you would like further information or would like clarification on the course please contact the programme manager.
Ms. Monique Hills
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