Phlebotomy and Clinical Laboratory Specialist (CLS)

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TMCC offers a Skills Certificate in Phlebotomy which is designed to give students knowledge and skills necessary to perform the collection, identification, and preservation of specimens as applied to venipuncture technique, and includes 100 hours of clinical experience.

Students will learn standard precautions and local, federal and state requirements.

Completion of the Skills Certificate in Phlebotomy will prepare students to become certified as a Phlebotomy Technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Certifications as a lab assistant in Nevada. After passing this national board, students are eligible to apply for the state licensure.

See Also: Health Sciences, Certificate of Achievement

CLS 151, 152 and 153

Study of blood collection methods with emphasis on patient preparation, order of draw, identification, sample collection and selected diagnostic tests performed in the clinical laboratory.

If certification as a Phlebotomy Technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology and licensure as a Lab Assistant in Nevada is desired, CLS 153 must be taken (in addition to CLS 151 and CLS 152) .

Classes meet at TMCC's Meadowood Center. Clinical participation is scheduled at Renown Regional Medical Center.

Note: These courses may not transfer to a Baccalaureate Degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).

See Also: TMCC Class Schedule