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Work Ready Phlebotomy program to be offered at Lincoln Center

April 9, 2018

Heartland Community College is offering a new program in Lincoln to equip students with “work ready” training in the growing field of health care.

Heartland’s Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares students for employment throughout the health care system. Phlebotomists draw blood from patients for testing purposes and are employed at doctor’s offices, hospitals, neighborhood health care centers, HMOs, insurance carriers and other health care settings.

Heartland has committed to invest in Lincoln and Logan County by moving to a larger facility at 2201 Woodlawn Road this summer. The Phlebotomy Technician program will be one of the first courses offered at the new facility.

“The relationship between the Lincoln area and Heartland continues to grow,” said Kristi Powell, Associate Director of Heartland Lincoln Center. “This is the first work ready program we have offered at Lincoln Center. Development of new programs like the Phlebotomy Technician course will provide opportunities for students who are looking to move into a career path in a relatively short period of time.”

Health care support occupations are one of the fastest growing job markets in the U.S., and the field of phlebotomy is no exception. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected a growth rate of 16 percent from 2014 to 2024 in the employment of phlebotomy technicians.

The 90-hour course covers the essentials related to blood collection and provides training for comprehensive skills to perform safe and effective venipunctures. Upon successful completion of this course students have the option to take the National Healthcare Association certification exam.

Registration for the Phlebotomy Technician Program is now open. Classes begin June 19.

For more information go to or call 309-268-8160. 

Written by: Steve Fast