The program will provide instruction on how to collect blood samples using venipuncture and capillary puncture procedures. Instruction will include how to properly and safely use needles, lancets, and butterflies to collect the samples as well as the different types of collection tubes to use for the appropriate tests. Basic specimen preparation, patient (customer) interactions, and confidentiality issues are also addressed. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course. The course objective is to prepare students to seek employment as entry-level phlebotomists. Students successfully completing the course are eligible to sit for a certification exam offered by National Healthcareer Association.