First Phlebotomy Technician class at Heartland’s Lincoln Center sees success

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[September 08, 2018] 


The first “work ready” program at Heartland Community College’s new Lincoln Center facility is already showing success.

Lincoln Center’s first Phlebotomy Technician class has posted a 100 percent pass rate.

Eleven students completed the 90 hour course at the end of August. With the successful completion of the course, students gained Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) credentials through the National Healthcareer Association.

The program prepares students for employment throughout the health care system. Phlebotomists draw blood from patients for testing purposes and are employed at doctor’s offices, hospitals, neighborhood health care centers, HMOs, insurance carriers and other health care settings.

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This year Heartland committed to invest in Lincoln and Logan County by moving to a larger facility at 2201 Woodlawn Road. The Phlebotomy Technician program was one of the first courses offered at the new facility.

“This is the first work ready program we have offered at Lincoln Center,” said Kristi Powell, Associate Director of Heartland Lincoln Center. “Development of new programs like the Phlebotomy Technician course will provide opportunities for students who are looking to move into a career path in a relatively short period of time.”

Health care support occupations are one of the fastest growing job markets in the U.S., and the field of phlebotomy is no exception. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected a growth rate of 16 percent from 2014 to 2024 in the employment of phlebotomy technicians.

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[Steve Fast
Associate Director of Public Information
Heartland Community College]

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