This non-credit program prepares students to function as a phlebotomist in a medical laboratory setting. Students will learn to obtain blood specimens via primary phlebotomy techniques in order to facilitate collection and testing. Course content includes anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, medical terminology prefixes and suffixes, abbreviations and customer service skills. Included in the cost of the course is an optional certification exam, which students may choose to take upon successful course completion. A two-week 80-hour clinical experience is held at the end of the course and is required for course completion. Textbooks required (not included in cost of tuition): Phlebotomy Essentials, 6th Edition, McCall & Tankersley, (ISBN-13: 978-1451194524) and Student Workbook for Phlebotomy Essentials, 6th Edition (ISBN-13: 978-1451194531). Both available at Kirkwood’s main campus bookstore.