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Eight Hill College students complete the phlebotomy technician coursework July 17. Back row, from left, are Shelby Savage of Godley, Margeori Monsalve of Cleburne, Emma Dalley of Cleburne and Adam Rademacher of Rainbow. Front row, from left, are Sofia Acevedo of Alvarado, Cassie Mullens of Clifton, Katie Cheatham of Cleburne and Mariluz Escobar of Cleburne.

Eight Hill College students completed the phlebotomy technician coursework July 17. 

The students will now begin working on their clinical hours in local clinics and hospitals. Phlebotomy is the practice of obtaining blood for testing purposes.

“Phlebotomy can be a career in itself or it can be used as an entry into other health careers,” HC Dean of Continuing Education Stephen Pape said.

The program is an in-depth study of phlebotomy and the related skills required by the phlebotomist to function in the healthcare setting. Students complete 120 hours — 12 CEUs — of course and clinical work in order to prepare for the national certification exam through the National Health Career Association in which the student will be certified as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. 

Classes are offered at the Johnson County Campus again from 6-10 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday in October, February and June. CPR for Healthcare Providers is required. 

This program consists of 72 hours of lecture and 48 hours of clinical activities in a hospital and lab environment. The clinical hours are included in the cost of the program which is $698.

Students are responsible for textbook(s) and supplies which are available in the Hill College bookstore. Registration requirements are located at hillcollege.edu/ce. Qualifying students may be eligible for up to $279 in Texas Public Educational Grant funding.

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