Phlebotomy and Certified Nursing Assistant programs announced at Wallace State

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College’s Center for Career and Workforce Development announced that registration is open for two health-related programs offering training in less than two months. A Phlebotomy program will begin in January and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program will begin in February.

The Phlebotomy program is a seven-week part-time program that will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Hanceville campus. Class instruction will be held from Jan. 26-March 11, with clinical rotations beginning the week of March 15.  A maximum of 15 students will be accepted into the program.

A phlebotomist draws quality blood samples from patients or blood donors and prepares those specimens for medical testing. Because many patients have phobias when it comes to blood and needles, and giving blood can be the most difficult part of an office visit, the phlebotomy technician must create an atmosphere of trust and confidence with patients while drawing blood specimens in a skillful, safe and reliable manner.

The cost for the Phlebotomy program is $900 and includes course materials, malpractice insurance, certification examination, CPR certification and drug screening. Additional fees and expenses and prerequisites also apply.

The CNA program is a five-week part-time program beginning Feb. 1, with four weeks of classroom and lab instruction and two days of clinical rotation. The classroom component will be completed online. Lab times and clinical shifts will be on Fridays and Saturdays. Free childcare provided by Wallace State and After School Labs (https://helloafterschool.com/) will be available on Saturday instruction days at Hanceville Elementary School. A maximum of 24 students will be accepted into the CNA program.

Certified nursing assistants work closely with patients and their families in hospitals, long-term care facilities and home-health agencies. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the state board exam, become certified, and be listed on the Alabama Nurse Aide Registry.

The cost for the CNA program is $900 and includes course materials, malpractice insurance, and drug screening. Additional fees and expenses and prerequisites also apply.

For more information or to register, contact the Center for Career and Workforce Development at 256-352-8386 or visit www.wsccalumni.org/ccwd.