Phlebotomy Training (MLA3022) provides theory and clinical experiences needed for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing. Emphasis is placed on ethics, legalities, medical terminology, safety and universal precautions, health care delivery systems, patient relations, anatomy and physiology, and specimen collection.
Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform procedures necessary for specimen collections on patients in various health care settings and may be eligible for national certification as phlebotomy technicians.
Student may be registered for classes who do not have all immunizations complete. However, the student must stay current on the series of immunizations due. At a minimum for registration, the first TB skin test must be completed and the first of each series of immunizations must be completed. If a student does not stay in compliance with the immunization requirements clinical activities may be prohibited.
Staff will not register students who have not completed and provided written proof of the minimum immunizations requirements and proof of high school completion.
Staff will provide the student with the appropriate background instruction sheet upon registration. Drug tests will be discussed during course orientation.
Additional classes to be added, please check the online schedule frequently.
Clinical hours are from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, with some Wednesdays from 11 a.m.–8 p.m. based on clinical site. The schedule is a rotation type schedule so students will only be in clinical for a 13 day rotation, after which a different student will begin. The clinical schedule is completed and the rotations are assigned after students have enrolled and other clinical requirements are completed, usually about six to eight weeks after the first day of class.
Each year the last Thursday in January at 3 p.m., a Health Occupations ceremony is held for continuing education students in the Keihin Auditorium. Light refreshments are available immediately following in the atrium. Please note this is when students will receive recognition certificates for programs completed in the previous year.
All Health Occupation students should plan to take the CRC/Work Keys Assessment prior to completion of a course. It should only be taken once. A copy of the schedule will be posted in classrooms. This is a valuable work credential offered by the college and is beneficial when seeking employment. For additional information contact Sylvia Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org.