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Westfield State University to offer phlebotomy technician program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2019
CONTACT: Troy Watkins, twatkins@westfield.ma.edu, 413.572.5523

WestfieldThe College of Graduate and Continuing Education will offer a phlebotomy technician program on Tuesday and Thursday nights, March 5 through May 16, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Westfield State University. In addition to these scheduled evening classes, the course also includes three full-day Saturday sessions on March 16, April 6, and April 27 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 Association (NHA) 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 non-profit colleges and universities on instructor-led healthcare programs since 1993. CCI partners with more than 450 colleges offering both classroom and eLearning healthcare programs geared toward national certifications and including clinical externships. It offers nearly 3,000 classroom courses annually.

Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society.

For more information about Westfield State University, visit www.westfield.ma.edu, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/westfieldstate, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WestfieldStateUniversity.

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