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Campus News

March 17th, 2020

Phlebotomy students recognized at GC

Students enrolled in the phlebotomy program at Garrett College recently completed their training. Now in its sixth year, the phlebotomy program, offered through the College’s Continuing Education & Workforce Development division, includes a 69-hour classroom and lab section followed by an externship. This cohort has completed the classroom part, and once permitted to do so as a result of COVID-19, will attend their externship at various clinical sites. During the externship portion of the training program, each student will work alongside a certified phlebotomist while improving his or her skills.

Upon completion of the externship, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam to earn national certification through the National Healthcareer Association. This standalone phlebotomy program is taught along with the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) program.

The next phlebotomy course is scheduled to start this coming November and will be offered on the following days and times: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at the Garrett College Career Technology Training Center in Accident.

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) course is slated to begin in September at the same location. For additional information on both courses and programs, including registration, contact Doug Beitzel, program coordinator, at 301-387-3772 or


Phlebotomy students, seated from left to right are: Maura McCann (Oakland, Md.), Amy Berkebile (Confluence, Pa.), Destiny Cook (Swanton, Md.), Dakota Bosse (Oakland, Md.), Shana Briskey (Frostburg, Md.), Debra Warnick (Mountain Lake Park, Md.). Middle row: Theresa DeWitt (Oakland, Md.), Jennifer Hoover (Friendsville, Md.), Chelsea Stephens (Cumberland, Md.), Megan Ridenour (Oakland, Md.), Brooklyn Hardesty (Oakland, Md.). Standing: Jamie Nobles (Oakland, Md.), Michaela Beal (Swanton, Md.), Dawn Lohr (Swanton, Md.), Morgan McKenzie (McHenry, Md.), Amber Miller (Grantsville, Md.), and Brigette Friend, instructor.