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Westfield State University to Offer Phlebotomy Technician Program

WESTFIELD — The College of Graduate and Continuing Education at Westfield State University will offer a phlebotomy technician program on Tuesday and Thursday nights, March 6 through May 15, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. In addition to these scheduled evening classes, the course also includes three full-day Saturday sessions on March 24, April 14, and May 5 from 9 a.m. to 
3 p.m.

Taught in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International (CCI), this program will prepare students to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood-collection procedures, specimen hands-on practice, and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. Students who complete this program will have the opportunity to pursue the National Healthcareer Assoc. Phlebotomy Technician Exam.

The cost of this program is $1,799, which includes the required textbooks and materials. Students will also have the option of doing a 40-hour clinical externship for an additional $100 fee. To register online, visit www.westfield.ma.edu/phlebotomy.

CCI has been partnering with nonprofit colleges and universities on instructor-led healthcare programs since 1993. CCI partners with more than 450 colleges, offering both classroom and e-learning healthcare programs geared toward national certifications and including clinical externships. It offers nearly 3,000 classroom courses annually.

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