Dakota County Technical College
Phlebotomy Technician
#: HLTH   ID: 1727   Section: 20  
The DCTC Phlebotomy Technician program prepares students to collect blood specimens from patients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.
Students will be provided  the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in outpatient or inpatient facilities.

The 48 hour (within 8 weeks) classroom portion will consist of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology (as applicable to phlebotomy), safety procedures, customer service skills, overview of laboratory processing, blood collection procedures, and hands-on procedures.

After successfully completing the classroom portion of the course, the program also provides a 100 hour (2 1/2 weeks) clinical experience portion to take place in a local facility. The start date and location will vary and 8 hour shifts are common.
Placements will be made towards the end of the classroom portion.
Clinical Partners - Fairview Hospitals & Clinics, Park Nicollet, Healtheast, Apple Valley Medical Center, Allina Health System, and Northfield Hospital & Clinics. 

After successful completion of both portions of the program, the student will be eligible to take the ASCP Phlebotomy Certification Exam.

Textbook: The Phlebotomy Textbook - 7th Edition

Background Study: Participants must submit a background check to the Minnesota Department of Health to be completed before the class starts.
Health Record/Vaccinations - Documentation of MMR, Tubercle Bacillus (TB), Varicella (Chicken Pox), TDaP & Hepatitis B is REQUIRED for placement and must be completed before the class starts. A seasonal flu shot is required for most clinics.
Instructions for these pre-class preparations will be sent in an email after we receive your registration.

Accuplacer test: Must complete Accuplacer test for Reading with a score of 230 or higher before being allowed to register for this class or meet one of the qualifying exemptions:
  Test Vendor/Subtest Name  
HS GPA ACT Reading MCA Reading SAT ERW ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Course Placement

        210-229                   →                     READ 0140 Developing College Reading Skills AND ENGL 0140 Developing College Writing Skills
  230-249                   →  READ 0150 English Reading Essentials AND ENGL 0150 English Writing Essentials
  230-239                   →   ENGL 1200 Technical Writing AND READ 0110 College Reading Boost (Transportation majors only)
2.6      OR 240 -300                  → ENGL 1200 Technical Writing (Transportation majors only)
2.6      OR   21          OR        1047   OR              480   OR 250-300                   → ENGL 1150 Composition I and other reading/writing intensive courses

See the following link for more information on the Accuplacer test: https://www.dctc.edu/support-services/accuplacer/

Once you have registered, your test scores will be reviewed for final acceptance. Full payment is required at registration.



Bring to Class:

Textbook $99.25 and Workbook $42.75 :Phlebotomy Essentials by Ruth McCall and Cathee M. Tankersley MT(ASCP) - 7th Edition



8:00 AM
Kathleen Miller
Meriem Aman
Registration Cutoff Date:
Dates & Times:
10/6/2021   8:00AM - 2:00PM DCTC Main Building - 1-421 ( See Map )
10/13/2021   8:00AM - 2:00PM DCTC Main Building - 1-421 ( See Map )
10/20/2021   8:00AM - 2:00PM DCTC Main Building - 1-421 ( See Map )
10/27/2021   8:00AM - 2:00PM DCTC Main Building - 1-421 ( See Map )
11/3/2021   8:00AM - 2:00PM DCTC Main Building - 1-421 ( See Map )
11/10/2021   8:00AM - 2:00PM DCTC Main Building - 1-421 ( See Map )
11/17/2021   8:00AM - 2:00PM DCTC Main Building - 1-421 ( See Map )
11/24/2021   8:00AM - 2:00PM DCTC Main Building - 1-421 ( See Map )