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Students Earn Healthcare Industry Credentials

Students Earn Healthcare Industry Credentials

At Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center (CTC), we aim to prepare students for the diverse paths they choose after graduation - Career Ready, College Ready, Life Ready. As part of our commitment, each career-tech program equips students with skills and opportunities to earn industry-related credentials.

Congratulations to our Certified Phlebotomy Graduates

The seniors in CTC’s Medical and Nurse Assisting programs recently earned the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) credential! Congratulations to:

  • Jayla Beverly, Northeastern High School
  • Alexis Blair, Tecumseh High School
  • Megan Ervin, Southeastern High School
  • Aleysia Gayheart, Tecumseh High School
  • Addison Hillard, Catholic Central High School
  • Mercy McConnell, Greenon High School
  • Andrea Mendoza, Tecumseh High School
  • Skylee Miller, Southeastern High School
  • Paris Munz, Springfield High School
  • Shelby Nicholson, Southeastern High School
  • Cynthia Perkins, Shawnee High School
  • Julia Sanchez, Tecumseh High School
  • Leah Shafer, Tecumseh High School
  • Landon Williamson, Tecumseh High School

Certification Journey

To obtain the certification, each student completed hours of in-person and online lessons and six pretest assessments, with required combined average of 78% or more on the last three assessments. Students had to demonstrate 30 successful venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks performed on volunteers from the school, family members, or the community.

CPTs' Role in Healthcare

Certified phlebotomy techs are vital in healthcare settings such as hospitals, medical offices, diagnostic labs, and blood donor centers. Their responsibilities range from drawing blood from patients to performing basic testing, sample preparation, and maintaining medical equipment. Most importantly, technicians help patients feel safe and comfortable during the procedure.

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Cynthia Perkins (left), a senior from Shawnee High School,  and Julia Sanchez (right), a senior from Tecumseh High School, practice venipuncture skills in preparation for their Certified Phlebotomy Technician credential.

Megan Ervin (left), a senior from Southeastern High School, and Aleysia Gayheart (right), a senior from Tecumseh High School practice their phlebotomy skills in preparation for their Certified Phlebotomy Technician test.