RLC NOW OFFERS SINGLE-SEMESTER CERTIFICATE IN PHLEBOTOMY
INA, Ill. – Those seeking entry into the field of healthcare should seriously consider Rend Lake College’s new, one-semester certificate in phlebotomy.
A phlebotomist is responsible for collecting blood specimens as ordered by a physician or other health care professional. A phlebotomist draws blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research, and may be responsible for explaining the procedure to patients and assisting in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions.
RLC officials approved the certificate program this month, meaning students can begin enrolling now for the fall semester.
Designed to prepare students to work in the medical field as a phlebotomist, this program at RLC will emphasize practical, hands-on learning experiences in the laboratory setting.
“We are offering phlebotomy as a certificate program for those wanting to work in a lab setting right away,” said Kim Robert, chair of RLC’s Allied Health Division. “The new phlebotomy certificate includes courses on psychology and medical terminology, along with introduction to phlebotomy and the clinical component.”
Those looking to enroll in an Allied Health program at RLC may want to consider this certificate as a valuable addition to a resume. A student could earn a certificate in phlebotomy while awaiting acceptance into a RLC Allied Health program.