BOCES to offer evening phlebotomy program in Jamestown

The Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Adult & Community Education Division will offer an evening Phlebotomy Program beginning May 20 for students interested in pursuing a career in this important area of the health care industry.

Classes will take place Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning May 20 at the Jamestown Health Career Training Center, located at the Jones Memorial Health Center in Jamestown. Students will learn about blood collection methods and styles, venipuncture, sterilization techniques, point-of-care testing, requirements for collecting specimens for drug and alcohol testing in the work place, clerical and reception tasks related to phlebotomy, and more. After successfully completing this program, students will be prepared for entry-level positions at hospitals, outpatient clinics, and blood donation facilities.

The program will encompass a total of 76 hours of lectures and hands-on practice as well as 24 hours of clinical rotation for a total of 100 hours. The registration fee is $775. Students will be required to purchase their own lab coat, and they will be required to complete a physical and possess the required immunizations prior to the start of their clinical rotation.

Financial aid may be available for qualifying students. For more information or to register, contact the Adult & Community Education Division at (800) 228-1184 or 805-3160 or send a check or money order prior to the start date to the Carrier Educational Center, c/o Adult & Community Education, 8685 Erie Road, Angola 14006.