This certificate program is composed of two courses designed to prepare a person to function as a phlebotomy technician. This program will teach students to safely collect and handle blood specimens from a variety of patients. The first course is the Phlebotomy Essentials, which consists of 48 clock hours of classroom training. This course will provide students with theory of anatomy & physiology of the circulatory systems, methods of venipuncture & dermal puncture, teach quality control and lab (hands-on training). Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate competence in the theoretical comprehension of phlebotomy techniques.
The second course is Phlebotomy Clinical, which consists of 120 clinical hours of Phlebotomy and 110 successful unaided blood collections, in the performance of venipuncture and microcollection techniques in a clinical facility. All students will be eligible for the certification examination through the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Students will not be allowed enrollment in courses until approved by Program Director. Students must pass Phlebotomy Essential prior to enrollment in Phlebotomy Clinical. All students will receive a certificate upon completing of each individual course. Textbook for this program is Phlebotomy Essentials, 5th edition, Ruth E. McCall & Cathee M. Tankersley. Students will be required to attend a scheduled Mandatory Orientation prior to beginning initial course.
High School Diploma, GED certificate or High school/College transcipt, Immunizations: Hepatitis B (3 injections), MMR (2 injections), (Tdap) Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap cannot be over 10 years old), Varicella (2 injections), TB skin test (negative results), seasonal flu shot, (H1N1 will not replace seasonal flu shot), Panel 10 (substance abuse) drug test, CPR certification, proof of health insurance, physical exam and approved criminal background check through Group One (see program director), Criminal Background histories will disqualify an individual from consideration: No Felony Convictions, No Misdeanor convictions or Felony deferred adjudications involving crimes against persons (physical or sexual abuse). Misdemeanor convictions related to moral turpitude, prostitution, public lewdness/exposure.
1. Phlebotomy Essentials – This course is 10 weeks, 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
2. Phlebotomy Clinical - This course is a 3 week courses, 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 110 successful venipuncture’s are required. All clinical rotations hours are scheduled between clinical site coordinator and Program Director. The ASCP 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 - $610.00 (include state exam fee)
For more information, contact Javier Granados at 972-860-7077 or JavierGranados@dcccd.edu
Workforce/Continuing Education Department
3737 Motley Drive
Mesquite, TX 75150
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