Class Structure: This course provides students with 48 hours of instruction and 100 hours of clinical practice in phlebotomy techniques. The classroom section consists of 24 hours residential and lab time and 24 hours of coursework online.
On March 26th, 2020 class will begin at 5:00pm to discuss preparing for the internship experience. April 16th, 2020 is scheduled as a make-up date & will only be held, if needed.
Classes will be held in the Customized Training & Education Center:
1215 15th Street North
St Cloud, MN 56303
Topics include: Equipment and procedures for blood collection by venipuncture and capillary punctures. Students will learn basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, specimen handling, clinical relevance of laboratory tests, safety, liability, and professional ethics.
Outcome: Students who complete this course receive a certificate of completion & are eligible to take the national Phlebotomy Technician examination from the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
Required Textbook: McCall, Phlebotomy Essentials- Text & Study Guide, 7th Edition, ISBN# 9781284206272. Available at the Campus Bookstore:
Please note: Course fee does not include additional expense for: textbooks, background study & fingerprinting, drug testing, or (potentially) updating immunizations.
Registration in this course does not guarantee clinical placement. Inability to pass a DHS background study or seven-panel drug screen may result in delayed externship placement or, potentially, a general rejection for clinical placement. A DHS-approved background study is required PRIOR to receiving a clinical externship assignment. If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state, and other higher education financial aid.
Bring to Class:
Students will need access to a computer with Internet connection to complete the online portion of this course. If you have a laptop, please bring it to the first day of class.
Requirements to take this course:
-Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED
-Active participation in all lab classes is mandatory
-Mandatory clinical rotations are normally during day hours and may require standing for 8 hours at a time
-Must be able to pass DHS background check & fingerprinting authorization prior to externship/clinical rotation
-Proof of immunizations (Hep. B, MMR, Tetanus, Varicella, Mantoux, etc.) will be required prior to externship/clinical rotation
A full refund is available if course is dropped at least 5 days prior to class start date.
Registration Cutoff Date: