School of Health and Sciences - Phlebotomy Program
About the Program
Are you a detail-oriented person with the ability to communicate clearly? Are you compassionate and empathetic? With these qualities and your ability to stay calm in potentially stressful situations, the phlebotomy program at Santa Fe Community College could be your entry into the medical field. This certificate program is designed to help you acquire the skills to work as a phlebotomist under the supervision of a clinical laboratory supervisor.
The phlebotomist is responsible for the proper collection, processing, and waive testing of blood specimens and various patient excretions in accordance with OSHA safety regulations and standards. When you successfully complete the program, you'll be eligible to sit for the national licensing examination through the ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology).
SFCC has the only phlebotomy certificate program currently offered in Santa Fe and you could complete the curriculum within one semester - just 16 weeks. The program is a "hands-on" learning environment. You'll learn patient communication/interaction techniques, anatomy and physiology, safety and infection control, specimen handling and documentation, and legal/ethical considerations of allied health professionals.
Heidi Weingart, Program Director
Heidi Weingart is a full-time faculty member of the Fitness Education department. She received her B.A. in exercise physiology in 1997 and her M.A. in exercise physiology in 1998, both from the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. Heidi is currently working on her Ph.D. in exercise science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Her past job experience includes cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation, personal training, corporate wellness, and group exercise leadership.
Heidi has been with SFCC since 2004. She teaches a variety of classes in both the activity and academic arenas of the Fitness Education Center.
For more information, please contact Heidi Weingart, 505-428-1457, email@example.com.