Gulf Coast State College Continuing Education offers career-focused education designed to help students quickly enter the workforce. Through an academic partnership, we can offer the following online healthcare training that incorporates interactive learning tools such as hands-on practice, videos, games, forums, and chat rooms into its curriculum. Each course provides information concerning job description, career outlook, course objectives, outline, fees, payment options, videos, and more! All courses with an externship include a soft skills module to prepare for the externship. All courses provide student and graduate support.
Phlebotomy Technician Program I Classroom-Based I 90-Hrs.
Prepare for a career as a phlebotomist in this 90-hour course. You will prepare for a national certification exam and learn how to collect blood specimens from patients and blood donors for laboratory analysis. Also, you will study infection control techniques and how to interact with others. Employment of Phlebotomists is expected to grow 10% from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations (bls.gov).
Important qualities: compassion, detail-oriented, dexterity, hand-eye coordination, physical stamina, professional appearance, and exceptional interpersonal skills. Textbooks and supplies are included, but you must bring a notepad and pen to class. If you are participating in this program for future employment in the healthcare industry, you must be able to pass a background check and drug screen. The national certification exam is not included in the cost of the program, but GCSC is a testing site.
Prerequisites to participate in the Phlebotomy Technician Program: Proof of FL-approved HIPAA and Infection Control training, Basic Life Support (CPR for healthcare providers), and a professional resume. Fax documents to 850-747-3258 or mail to S. Lock, Continuing Education, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 West U.S. Hwy. 98, Panama City, FL 32401.
Tues. & Thur., February 20, 2024 – April 30, 2024 I 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
AND Sat., March 2, March 16, April 6, & April 20 I 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Student Union East Room 244