Welcome to Lakeland Community College's department of phlebotomy.
The mission of the phlebotomy program is to respond to the needs of the community by educating students to become competent, responsible and caring phlebotomists. The program fosters professionalism, team work and continuing education.
Do you want to work directly with patients? Then a career as a phlebotomy technician (PBT) is a good choice. The laboratory depends on the phlebotomy technician to collect quality samples from the patient to produce quality laboratory results. To do this the phlebotomy technician must create an atmosphere of trust and confidence with patients while drawing blood specimens in a skillful, safe and reliable manner.
Phlebotomy technicians must set high standards for themselves, and the must be deeply committed to quality healthcare delivery. They must like challenge and responsibility, work well under pressure and communicate effectively.
After completion of this program, students are eligible to take a national certification exam.
Employment opportunities for phlebotomists are widespread. The growth is driven by the increased medical needs of an aging population, advanced in-home healthcare services, and expanding employment with contract laboratory organizations.