Our Phlebotomy Technician program is composed of two courses designed to prepare students to function as a Phlebotomy Technician in either a hospital or clinic setting. The program teaches students to safely collect and handle blood specimens from a variety of patients.
Students will not be allowed enrollment in courses until approved by the Program Coordinator. Students must pass Phlebotomy Essentials and the Exam Review (National Healthcareer Association certification) before attending the Phlebotomy Clinical which is optional through the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Students will receive a certificate upon completion of each individual course.
1. Phlebotomy Essentials – This course is 11 weeks (48 hours), which the first 4 weeks will consist of theory providing the competencies required by the ASCP board for Certified Phlebotomy Technician. The last 6 weeks will include lab (hands on training). This course will cover Anatomy & Physiology of the circulatory system, specimen collection, handling, and processing and laboratory operations. Methods of Venipuncture and Dermal Puncture (blood collecting techniques) use of vacutainers, Syringes, Butterflies & Lancets for finger and heel sticks, medical terminology. Lab reports, dipstick urinalysis, oral & written communications, interpersonal relations, use and care of centrifuge, safety and disposal techniques, regulations, infection and quality control procedural, application and training.
Tuition – $315.00
Required textbook is McCall Phlebotomy Essentials, 6th Edition (ISBN: 9781496325211)
Clinical - This is a 3 week course, which places students at clinical sites, providing supervised experience in the performance of venipuncture. This course teaches patient interaction and application of universal precautions, proper collection techniques, specimen handling, and data management. The students will be required to complete 3 weeks of clinical with direct supervision provided by clinical professionals. The clinical is 8 hours per day, 5 days a week and 120 hours and 100 successful unaided blood collections are required. All clinical rotation hours are scheduled between clinical site coordinator and Program Coordinator. After successfully completing the clinical requirements, students are eligible for the certification exam. The American Society for Clinical Pathology examination must be taken and each student must receive a passing score before receiving certificate from ASCP Board. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform procedures necessary for specimen collections on patients in medical laboratories, clinics and hospitals.
Tuition - $475.00 (ASCP Exam $135.00)
PLEASE NOTE: Criminal background histories will disqualify an individual from consideration: NO Felony Convictions, NO misdemeanor convictions or felony deferred adjudications involving crimes against persons (physical or sexual abuse). NO misdemeanor convictions related to moral turpitude, prostitution, public lewdness/exposure.
Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
For more information, contact Javier Granados at 972-860-7077 or JavierGranados@dcccd.edu
Education opportunities are offered by the Dallas County Community College District without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, disability or sexual orientation.